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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

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.

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: 22
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling admission for fall quarter open until July 2020
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-25
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 58%
Retention rate: 87%
Tuition amount: $35,020.00
Room and board: $11,700.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $5,951.00
Meal Plan and Books
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Pathway Scholarship Fund: Needs based scholarship based on FAFSA eligibility, may be combined with other financial aid awards.

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

All Pathway students can audit any UCLA main campus undergraduate course. Pathway students can also audit or take for credit any UCLA Extension courses that align with their career or academic goals. Often students choose to work towards a secondary certificate at UCLA Extension in addition to Pathway's Learning and Life Skills Certification.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Pathway students take core courses in Human Relationships and Sexuality, Career Development, Time Management & Organization, and Health & Nutrition. Students also attend a weekly seminar to prepare them for future internships and employment, as well as a weekly class that focuses on the skills needed to live independently. 

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Series in Learning and Life Skills
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Continuing education credential
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Student can earn one of 100 Certificate Programs at UCLA Extension during their time at Pathway in addition to their Certificate in Learning and Life Skills.

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Past Pathway students have taken part in a number of social organization on campus including: UCLA Athletics, UCLA Recreation, Hooligan Theater Company, UCLA Volunteer Center, Anime Club, Leadership & Engagement(SOLE), UCLA Hillel, and Afrikan Student Union.


Last updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 13:27