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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 https://www.csun.edu/eisner-education/csun-explorers
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: February 24, 2021

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
Number of students: 1
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: open
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-28
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • we will consider any student who does not have a high school diploma
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 0.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 33.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: COVID resulted in 2 other students to not take classes during 2021
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $5.00
Additional costs:
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)
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: Any undergrad course of interest and desire is allowed after permission is obtained by department and instructor
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials: Fieldwork on and off campus in preschool classrooms. One student volunteered in an apparrel lab on campus.
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
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Acapela singing group, Child Development Club, Apparel Club, Photo Club and on fraternity