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SEU Link
Southeastern University
SEU Link
1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Program Contact Kelly Southmayd
Program Contact Email
Phone 8636675096
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SEU Link is a comprehensive postsecondary transition program for students identified with mild intellectual disabilities. Link students may qualify to live on campus in the residence halls.  Students enrolled in the Link program receive support through trained peer mentors.  SEU Link offers three types of peer mentors (residential, social, and academic.)  Students must be independent enough to navigate the campus independently, as mentors are not with the Link students at all times. Support is also offered through a full time Link Resident Director who lives on campus and meets with students at least weekly to offer support.  The student's program is individualized through person-centered planning meetings  and individual advising sessions.  Link students attend and audit 2 classes every semester with traditional SEU students in addition to their 2 Link-specific classes.  The Link curriculum targets employability, self-advocacy and independent living skills.  Employability skills are increased through a variety of on and off campus internships.  Link students participate in on and off campus extracurricular and student life activities along side traditional SEU students.  Link students earn a Certificate of Professional Readiness upon completion of the program along with an industry credential in their chosen career field. They are also able to participate in the graduation ceremony along with traditional SEU students. 

Program information submitted: February 15, 2022

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 9
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: January 1
Criteria for admission
  • The student is not under guardianship
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 50.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $17000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $17000.00
Room and board: $10000.00
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available: FCSUA Grant - $7,000/ year
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: Focused on Independent Living, Employability, and Self-Advocacy
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 25-49%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Link Postsecondary Program Certificate of Professional Readiness
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Microsoft Office Level 1 Badging, DCF childcare worker, CPR
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 1%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 25%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Graduation