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CSUN Explorers

CSUN Explorers
California State University Northridge
CSUN Explorers
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265
Program Contact Beth Lasky
Email beth.lasky@csun.edu
Phone 818-677-2725
Website http://www.csun.edu/eisner-education/csun-include/csun-explorers

CSUN Explorers is a 2-year program for individuals between the ages of 18-28 who are identified with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Explorers will enroll at CSUN through Extended Learning. Explorers will take two (2) classes each semester with CSUN undergraduate students and may participate in clubs, and other activities on campus. During the second year of the program, Explorers will be involved in internships on campus or in the community. A Peer Mentor will be identified in each academic course and club.

General
Public or private: Public
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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
This program will be serving students in: 2018-2019
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: rolling admissions
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-28
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Cost
Tuition amount: $4,500.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00
additional costs for membership in student recreation center
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • We are currently working to establish funding support for students from DOR and DDS
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

All Explorers will take the Freshman Seminar with traditional students. They also will enroll in other courses based on their career goals and interests.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate name currently being finalized
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Last updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:58