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OASIS Program

OASIS Program

Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support

OASIS is a comprehensive support program for college students with high-functioning autism and other learning differences.

Each student’s OASIS team is composed of the following support staff:

  • Academic coach: meets with each student one hour a day to assist them with assignments, organization, and management of their studies.
  • Internship coordinator: works with Pace’s Career Services Department and other organizations to help students find internships that match their interests and skills.
  • Educational coordinator: provides support for course selection/ registration.
  • Social worker: provides social and emotional support, assists in addressing individual needs, and offers group sessions.
  • Housing coordinator: meets with students to help them navigate residential life. The goal is to help integrate students into campus life through trips, activities, and club participation.
  • Social coaches: assist OASIS students in the “social literacy” course taught at OASIS during the summer. These coaches provide experiential opportunities for social growth and give individualized feedback and support.
  • Social coordinator: assists students’ integration into the social activities at OASIS and the Pace Community.
  • Accommodations: for testing and assignments provided to OASIS students.

OASIS students are Pace students first, learning alongside their peers in an academically rigorous setting. While accommodations in courses are provided, the work is not modified and remains at the college level. Each year, OASIS students achieve an average combined GPA of 3.0 or higher.