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SEU Link

SEU Link
Southeastern University
SEU Link
1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Program Contact Kelly Southmayd
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: March 11, 2021

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 H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: January 1st for for following Fall semester
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-26
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:

Some other fees related to particular courses

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
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

FCSUA - $7,000 per year

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

We will be offering the chance to take college courses for credit next year once students demonstrate a passing grade while auditing a course without modifications to syllabus during their first year.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes:

Focused on job readiness, self-advocacy and independent living.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Link Postsecondary Certificate of Professional Readiness
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

2 on-campus internships and 1 off-campus internship are part of the curriculum

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
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Worship Choir, History Club, Thrift Club, Intramural Flag Football, Cheerleading assistant, SEU small groups, Community service events