In compliance with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Limestone College offers accessibility services for any students meeting disability criteria. Appropriate documentation of learning and/or physical disabilities will permit the college to offer necessary accommodations at no additional fee to the student.
PALS - Program for Alternative Learning Styles
The Limestone College Program for Alternative Learning Styles (PALS) was developed to serve bright college students who happen to have disabilities which may adversely impact education performance. Only students with documented disabilities and/or ADHD are eligible to receive program services. For program purposes, bright refers to students with average to above average intelligence (85 or above IQ). This term does not refer to students with mental retardation, brain injury, or other conditions. While any student interested in applying to Limestone College is encouraged to do so, such students may not be eligible for services as defined by PALS.
The mission of PALS is to provide academic support to those whose access to higher education has been difficult. Specifically, PALS is designed to enhance academic support services to students with diagnosed disabilities which may adversely impact educational performance, in order that they may become independent and successful in an academic environment within three years.
PALS is only offered during the regular academic year and only at the main campus of Limestone College, in Gaffney, SC.
Students who self-identify as having a disability and who seek the services of PALS must first be admitted to Limestone College; either fully or as PALS required. To be admitted, students must submit a high school transcript for proof of graduation with a diploma (or the GED equivalent) and the Limestone College application. In addition, students wishing to receive services through PALS must submit a copy of their most recent psychological report and/or other appropriate documentation, verifying the existence of a disability. SAT or ACT scores are not required for students meeting PALS criteria. In lieu of test scores, three letters of recommendation are required: two from teachers, one from a guidance counselor. All available information is carefully reviewed prior to determination of acceptance into PALS. Additionally, interested students are required to visit the campus for an interview with the director. The Accessibility Advisory Council will review all files of students seeking admissions as PALS required. These students will be notified of the Council’s decision by mail.