AVANZA 2 College

Avanza to college

Are you a junior or senior high school student? Want to go to college but not sure how to apply? A2C is for you! We'll guide you through the college search process, and assist you with admission applications and financial aid.

About A2C

A2C is a year-long support program and service for high school students and their families who may be considering college, but are overwhelmed by the admissions process.

The program is a partnership and collaboration between local area colleges and the Holyoke and Chicopee Public School Systems. At the end of the school year, A2C holds a banquet to recognize participating students and families.

Schedule and Location

A2C meets monthly, usually on the third Thursday of each month, from 6-8 p.m. The location changes as the program rotates from school to school, and to community organizations, including the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center in downtown Holyoke. A light dinner (pizza, cookies, drinks) is provided free to attendees and their guests. Click here for a schedule for 2015-2016.

Transportation and Parking

When A2C holds sessions at HCC, students can use HCC's free shuttle service, La Guagua Pa'l College, to travel to and from campus. Free parking is also available in campus parking lots.

To Apply

No application is required. A2C is free and open to all high school juniors and seniors in Holyoke and Chicopee and surrounding communities! Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend with their students.


AVANZA 2 COLLEGE (HOLYOKE)                                                                            
Harold Santiago, Admissions Counselor            
Phone: (413) 552-2579                                 
Fax: (413) 552-2946                                      
Email: hsantiago@hcc.edu

Bryn Nowell, Admissions Counselor 
Phone: (413) 552-2243
Fax: (413) 552-2946
Email: bnowell@hcc.edu


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