HCC MCAS Transitional Program

If you are a high school student from the classes of 2003-2012 who needs help passing the MCAS test, this program is for you. The HCC MCAS Transitional Program offers free test preparation classes to students from high schools in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Along with developing the skills you need to pass the test, you'll also have opportunities to create a resume, do an internship, and take the College Placement Test.

About the HCC MCAS Transitional Program

The program helps students transition from high school to college and/or employment. It offers:

  • MCAS test preparation classes
  • employability skills training
  • job shadowing 
  • internships.

Four six-week sessions are offered throughout the year, which correspond with the MCAS re-test schedule. Students can attend more than one session if needed to obtain a passing score on the MCAS test.

There is no fee to apply and the program is free for all accepted students.

The HCC MCAS Transitional Program works with CareerPoint in Holyoke and FutureWorks in Springfield to recruit and train students.

Schedule and Location

Classes meet both on the HCC campus and at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (PAFEC), located above the Holyoke Transit Center at 206 Maple Street in Holyoke.

MW from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at HCC in the Donahue Building, Room 154
TR from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at PAFEC, Room 402

Transportation and Parking

Participants are provided with a PVTA bus pass and can use HCC's free shuttle service, La Guagua Pa'l College. Free parking is available at both HCC and PAFEC.

To Apply

Students can download an application or call the HCC MCAS Transitional Program at (413) 552-2781.


For more information, contact our staff, listed on the left.

The HCC MCAS Transitional Program is funded by two state-funded grants.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000