Application Fee



Paying this fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of 5 years, and allows you to access a variety of program benefits, including:

  • Advising and support from a UCLA Extension Student Affairs Officer (SAO)
  • A printed award mailed to you after completion of your final class
  • Notation of the specialization program on your UCLA Extension transcript

Please see our website or speak to a program representative for more information on certificate candidacy and program benefits.


You will need the following documents to complete the Pathway application:

  • Exit IEP from high school (if applying for Pathway within two years of graduation or completion)
  • Most recent IPP from the Regional Center, if applicable
  • Reference Form (Please download, complete page 1, and send to your reference. Once completed, please have your reference send it directly to
  • Three references are required.
    • One reference should be from a teacher
    • Two should be from non-relatives who have known you for at least six months
  • Note: If you do not have an IEP or IPP, you must submit a psychological evaluation
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