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UMass Boston Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI)

UMass Boston Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI)
University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI)
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Institute for Community Inclusion
Boston, MA 2125
Program Contact Ashley Luce
Phone 617-297-6797

The UMass Boston Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI) is an inclusive comprehensive college based transition partnership where students, 18-22 years old, are fully included on campus in all aspects of a complete college experience, receiving supports as necessary (e.g., coaching, peer mentoring, and accommodations). The student stay consists of course participation, social events, networking, and career development activities culminating in competitive integrated employment. UMass Boston ICEI partners with school districts in the area.

The UMass Boston ICEI partnership:
- Enhances transition services and student outcomes through the use of person-centered planning tools
- Increases participation for and participation in competitive integrated employment
- Connects college coursework with career goals
- Encourages socializing with college-aged peers as friends and role models

Program information submitted: July 15, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 5
Description of our summer transition program:
School district or agency partner: Boston Collegiate, Malden, Winthrop, Brookline, Somerville, Milton, Everett
Contact person: Ashley Luce
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Deadline to apply to this program: March for fall enrollment/ October for spring enrollment
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-22
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
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:
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%