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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
Program Contact Email beth.lasky@csun.edu
Phone 818-677-2725
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

CSUN Explorers is a 2-year program for individuals between the ages of 18-30 who are identified with intellectual/developmental disabilities, who do not have a high school diploma. Explorers enroll at CSUN through Open University. Explorers take two (2) classes each semester with CSUN undergraduate students and participate in clubs, and other activities on campus. During the second year of the program, Explorers are involved in internships on campus or in the community, in addition to taking classes. Peer Mentors are identified in each academic course and club. Academic Coaches are also provided.

Program information submitted: March 15, 2022

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
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: none
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-30
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • we don't turn anyone away because of disability
Program length: 2 years
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $2000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $4000.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $100.00
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)
Scholarships available:

n/a

Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Student orientation