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Pathway at UCLA Extension

Pathway at UCLA Extension
UCLA Extension
Pathway at UCLA Extension
1145 Gayley Avenue
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Pathway at UCLA Extension provides a blend of academic, social, and vocational experiences to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our students are fully engaged in the UCLA campus while receiving specialized instruction and support. Pathway is housed within Continuing Education on the UCLA campus.

Program information submitted: February 15, 2022

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: 26
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: Rolling, but all Residential Should be in by May 1, All Commuters by August 1
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-25
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 40.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 91.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: Pathway is focused on if students are a good fit for the program. We are accepting students who are self motivated, and ready for college and independent living.
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $36246.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $36246.00
Room and board: $12150.00
Additional costs: $5,951.00
1 on 1 independent living support is covered by the regional center. Families who pay privately pay at a rate of $45 per hour.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available: Pathway has a private scholarship fund. Funds are allocated based on financial need
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities)
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Students can audit any main campus UCLA course with permission from the instructor. Students can also enroll in or audit any UCLA Extension Course.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Information on special classes: Students take pathway core classes during their first year of the program. These courses include human relationships and sexuality, health and nutrition, time management and organization and career development.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 75-99%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Students receive a certificate in Learning and Life Skills
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Students can obtain any UCLA Extension certificate or credential
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? Yes
Students participate in these campus-wide events IHE Graduation
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 18%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 30%
Additional information about career development and work experience Students
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad