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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Donahue 137
Holyoke, MA 01040
Program Contact Andrea Hojnacki
Phone 413.552.2844

The  Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) provides dual enrollment opportunities for transition-aged students, ages 18 - 22 with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder. Students participate in a fully inclusive college experience and have the opportunity to take college courses, for credit or audit, with supports determined through their IEP and TPF.  Students have full access to a range of academic and student-centered services on campus.

Students can use the experiences they gain at HCC to:

  • Build their independence and self-determination
  • Achieve their transition goals in a setting that is socially valued
  • Learn with their age-appropriate peers in an inclusive community environment
  • Explore careers through coursework, community-based internships and employment

HCC currently partners with eight public school districts: Agawam, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Hampshire Regional, Holyoke, Ware, West Springfield, and Westfield.  Students and families work with their transition teams to determine if MAICEI at HCC is right for them.  

For more information about the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative and a complete list of college-school partnerships, please visit

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 21
School district or agency partner: Agawam, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Ware, Westfield Public Schools and Hampshire Regional School District
Deadline to apply to this program: Late February
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18 through 21
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • Student must be enrolled in a particular school system/local educational agency
Accepts out-of-state students: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost of the program: $6,950 per student for two semesters (fall and spring). Tuition covers the cost of tuition, fees, textbooks, and class materials.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 35%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 20%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

We do not offer a certificate or credential at this time.  

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students in MAICEI participate in a broad array of activities, including student clubs, on and off campus HCC sponsored activities (such as field trips or community service projects), and HCC campus celebrations.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:43