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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
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Phone 310 794 1235
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Pathway at UCLA Extension is a two to three year college program for students with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, offering a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences. On campus, Pathway students attend classes and participate in the many social, recreational, and cultural activities of a major university.

Program information submitted: January 11, 2023

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: 36
Summer program name Life Skills for Adults with Disabilities
Description of our summer transition program:

This is a 3 week online course to prepare for independent living at the Pathway program. Topics will include: the domains of independent living and life skills, teaching students how to identify their developmental diagnosis and how it relates to their lives, how to prevent in person and online bullying, emergency preparedness, and how to navigate relationships as an adult. We will leave time at the end of the webinar for any questions.

Summer program link: Life Skills for Adults with Disabilities
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: May 1, 2023
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • Age range: 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome
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: 88.00%
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
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
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 UCLA main campus course with permission from the instructor. Students can also audit or take for credit any UCLA Extension Courses. Many of the UCLA extension courses are transferrable to Cal State's, UC's and other 4 year Universities. Students can also enroll in a concurrent certificate program at UCLA extension, to receive career-focused certifications (ie. Early Childhood Education, Cyber Security, Book Keeping, Creative Writing, etc.)

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

During the 2-3 years students are in the Pathway program, 25% of their courses are compromised of Pathway Core Courses, offered to help students prepare for the expectations of college life. These courses cover topics like: Time Management and Organization, Health and Nutrition, Human Relationships and Sexuality, Social Skills in the Workplace, and Career Development. These courses are compromised of 15-20 Pathway students, and created by the Pathway program.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 75-99%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Specialization in Learning and Life Skills
Is the credential approved by the college/university? 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?

Accounting, General Business Studies, Early Childhood Education, Interior Design, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Photography, User Experience, Cybersecurity, Acting, Cinematography, Food Studies, Sustainability, Fitness Instruction, Landscape Architecture, Creative Writing

Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 35%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 73%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

We make sure that all students get to experience 2-3 internship experiences while they are with us, with at least one of these opportunities to be competitively paid

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
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Graduation