Frequently Asked Questions
Are there special application requirements?
Students in the OASIS program must have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a rigorous academic program, and their grades and academic credentials must meet the requirements for admission to Pace University. Applicants for OASIS go through a special admission process in which they are evaluated by the admissions team during a personal interview. All OASIS applicants must also submit a current (within 18 months) neuropsychological evaluation.
Is there a fee for the program?
Yes, the fee is paid each semester.
Is the coursework modified?
No. While accommodations in courses are provided, the work is not modified and remains at the college level. A plan of study is developed for each student in consideration of the student’s strengths and program requirements.
What happens if the OASIS student is having academic or social problems?
We expect and plan for bumps in the road, but our comprehensive model involves fluid communication with the students’ family, as well as faculty and staff. Parents are updated by academic coaches a minimum of three times during the semester.
Will other students know whether or not someone is an OASIS student?
Only if you want them to. OASIS students are not identified in their academic courses.
How many students are in the program?
On average, there are 35 OASIS participants. Pace’s New York City Campus has about 6,300 undergraduate students.
How does dorm life work?
OASIS students typically room together and are in the same building for their first year. After that, students live with whomever they decide.