Guidance Counselors

Welcome to Holyoke Community College!

Our goal to make your job a little easier. We hope that what you find on our website will answer your questions and provide a sense of what it's like to learn at HCC.

Visit our Admissions page to meet and identify admissions counselors for your area and check listings for local and on-campus events. You can register a student for our Welcome! Wednesdays tour and information session, or check out the open house schedule for the semester. We also encourage you to visit the campus yourself or send a representative from your school. Better yet, bring a group of students with you when you visit! Just let us know when you would like to come, and we'll take care of the rest.

Campus Tours

We'd love to show you and your students around! Welcome! Wednesdays are held every Wednesday throughout the year, at 10 am and 2 pm. These sessions include an introduction to HCC, campus tour, and information session. In addition, both individual and group tours can be arranged at a time that is convenient for you by contacting or (413) 552-2321.

Visiting Your School

Each year our Admissions staff visits area schools and participates in regional college fairs. If you would like to arrange a visit to your school, please contact us at or (413) 552-2321.

What We Offer


Dual Enrollment
For qualified juniors and seniors who want to take college courses now, HCC's Dual Enrollment program offers a unique learning experience for motivated students. Whether students opt for a full- or part-time course load, they'll have the chance to experience HCC's academic rigor and classroom diversity, while earning both high school and college credit at an affordable price.

Among Massachusetts' community colleges, HCC has the highest rate of transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Our graduates have gone on to earn degrees at some of the nation's most respected private institutions, including Amherst College, Smith College, Cornell University, and Mount Holyoke College, as well as state colleges and universities across the country.

Academic Support Services
The Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) provides tutors, learning coaches, peer study groups, and drop-in and online support in math, writing, traditionally difficult courses, or any area where a student needs additional support.

ESL Support
The ESL Support office serves students whose first language is not English. Our mission is to help students succeed in college by supporting their ESL study and helping them prepare for college-level work. Services include:
* pre-college advising
* self-directed and computerized lab instruction
* orientation seminars for new students
* study skills and career development courses
* financial aid consultation
* language assessment/placement
* student advocacy and referrals
* academic and career counseling
* multicultural and co-curricular activities.


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