HCC Open Wednesday, January 28
The HCC campus will be open normal hours and classes will run as scheduled.

ICE Program

ICE Program

The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Program provides dual enrollment opportunities to high school students, age 18 - 21, with intellectual disabilities in an inclusive college experience. Students can use the experiences they gain at HCC to:

  • Build their independence
  • Achieve their transition goals in a setting that is socially valued
  • Learn with their age-appropriate peers in a typical, integrated community environment
  • Balance their coursework with community-based internships and employment

High school students from Agawam, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Hampshire Regional, South Hadley, Ware and Westfield work with their transition teams in their districts to determine if the ICE Program is right for them.

About ICE

The ICE Program offers a range of academic and person-centered services in coordination with other supports on campus. These include:

Students have full access to courses without prerequisites, as well as student clubs and activities, the library and the Bartley Athletic Center.


The ICE Program is located in Donahue Building, Room 137.

To Apply

If you are interested in the ICE Program, please contact your high school transition specialist to discuss your eligibility. Once approved by your transition team, you will be encouraged to attend a campus tour led by an ICE Program peer mentor.

After completing the HCC Early Admit Application, you'll have the opportunity to meet with staff from the ICE Program during a Person-Centered Planning session and intake meeting. Family members can also connect and receive support from the program's Parent Consultant.


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