About the Program

Our students take four courses per semester with the goal of graduating with a Certificate of Achievement.

  • Link Courses. Two courses each semester are Link-specific. These classes teach skills such as employability, independent living, and self-advocacy, and are graded on a standard letter grade scale.

  • Elective Courses. Two courses are inclusive courses taken alongside traditional SEU students, giving both groups of students opportunities to learn from each other, forge friendships, and provide encouragement. Ideally, these elective courses are chosen to be in line with each student’s career interest area. The inclusive courses are taken on a pass/fail basis with an individually modified syllabus.

Timeline for Completion

Students receive 1 unit for each course which they complete. A total of 16 units is required to graduate, so students can expect to complete the program in two years. (Courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters only, and students are off for the summer.)

Plenty of Help is Available!

Our dedicated faculty closely monitor Link students to ensure they are making the satisfactory academic progress required to remain enrolled, and caring peer mentors provide academic support to Link students as needed.

One of the best ways to learn is by doing, which is why SEU Link offers additional growth opportunities beyond the classroom.

  • Employability Skills. Link students participate in at least 3 semester-long job experiences. These experiences may be a combination of internships (on-campus) or externships (off-campus) and may be paid or unpaid. The number of hours expected for each internship will gradually increase from the first semester to the third. We do our best to match students with internships which are in line with their career field of interest, and the support of a peer mentor job coach is always available.

  • Independent Living Skills. Living on campus is an exciting option for qualified Link students, giving them a safe environment to learn independent living skills. Link students who choose to live on campus will live in one of our residence halls with a traditional SEU student who has been trained to serve as their individual Residential Peer Mentor. Support for residential Link students is plentiful through our Link Program Residential Director, SEU Residence Life staff, and SEU student leadership.
The vibrant campus life and caring community of Southeastern University give Link students the opportunity to become as involved as they would like. Here are just a few examples.

  • Social Peer Mentors. Trained Social Peer Mentors help facilitate Link students becoming involved in social activities.

  • Athletics. Our strong athletic program provides opportunities for students to attend or become involved in events.

  • Chapel Services. Link students enjoy worshipping with other SEU students during the variety of campus chapel services available each week.

  • Clubs & Events. Link students are welcome to join any campus organization and participate in intramural athletics.
  • Approved Florida Comprehensive Post-secondary Transition Program (FPCTP)

  • Included in the list of approved Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) programs by the Florida Consortium for Inclusive Higher Education (FCIHE). Learn more.

Located in the sunny, Central Florida community of Lakeland, Southeastern University is a Christ-centered institution of higher learning. We are committed to providing a Christian college education designed to equip the next generation to go into the world as influential servant leaders in their careers and their communities.