1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
SEU Link is a two-year 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 Achievement 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.
|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:||10|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||January 1st|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Cost of the program:||
Please contact Program Director for up to date 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:||
<p>$7000 through the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program Scholarship</p>
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Link-Specific courses are focused on employability, self-advocacy, and independent living skills.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate of Achievement|
|The credential(s) is/are:||Just for students in this program|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Students have been involved in Intramural sports, Clothing and Thrift club, History Club, Worship Team, and more.