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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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Program Contact Jessica Broutt
Phone 310-794-1235
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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: March 16, 2021

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: 23
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 admissions with new cohorts beginning in the Fall.
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 35.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 90.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: Some students may choose to transfer to a 2/4 year University or pursue full-time employment prior to completing the program.
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $36246.00
Room and board: $12150.00
Additional costs: $5,951.00
Total costs for the program will depend on if the individual is enrolled as a Full-Time Residential, Full-Time Commuter or Part-Time Commuter student. The listed amounts reflect costs for a Full-Time Residential Student. Living onsite will incur a monthly rental expense and there is an optional weekly meal plan paid quarterly that can be purchased directly from UCLA Housing Cashiers Office.
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
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available: In addition to Federal Financial Aid, Pathway also has a needs-based scholarship that we administer directly. To determine eligibility for the Pathway Scholarship, applicants must submit a copy of their Student Aid Report from the FAFSA application and a signed photocopy of the prior year's Federal Income Tax Return.
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Students can work with their advisors to audit UCLA Main campus classes (list of classes found here: as well as work toward completing a certificate through UCLA Extension (list of certificates found here:
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
Information on special classes: Pathway students will take core classes with students from their cohort that focus on independent living, life skills and executive functioning. These classes include: Health and Nutrition, Time Management and Organization, Career Development and Human Relationships and Sexuality.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate in Learning and Life Skills
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
We offer the following specialized credentials: Our students are required to complete 100 hours during their two years, and are encouraged to try out a new internship each quarter. We work hard to match our students with internships that not only interest and excite them, but that will ultimately help them reach their goals once they graduate from the program.
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
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Pathway Student have access to all UCLA clubs and extra curriculars these includes: Choir, Improv, Art Club, Best Buddies, Anime Club, Leadership Committee, Yearbook Committee, Yoga, Theatre Troupes, and Disney Club.