Students with intellectual differences enjoy the college experience through The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition (OCT) program at the University of North Florida. Through OCT, young adults ages 18-26 can transition into adulthood alongside their contemporaries, maturing together in an environment that fosters independence while including supports.
OCT students follow a unique and customized plan for achievement, rather than a structured curriculum. Their individual Program of Study focuses upon: academic enhancement, career development, university life, health/personal growth, and independent living/community life. Students are encouraged and empowered to act as self-advocates and to further enhance their self-determination by careful selection of their Program of Study.
The Arc Jacksonville’s OCT serves persons ages 18-26, who have completed four years of high school. OCT students become immersed in all aspects of college life by: auditing UNF courses, joining campus organizations and clubs, and participating in recreational/leisure activities that are available to all UNF students.
OCT students also have the opportunity to live in either on or off-campus student housing, and they receive small group tutoring and mentoring by UNF students.