P.A.L.S.: The Program for Academic Learning Skills
PALS has always conducted a highly individualized admissions process. Candidates with documented learning disabilities make their application to the University and indicate on the application their interest in applying for enrollment in PALS development instructional program. In addition to the materials submitted with the original application to the University, PALS candidates are required to submit all materials describing the specific learning disabilities. These must include the following items:
- All results of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS—III) administered within two years of the application,
- All results of the achievement testing used in the diagnosis of the learning disability.
- The full psychoeducational report with the proper diagnostic statement of the learning disability.
- Students with accompanying disabilities in attention deficits (i.e., Attention Deficit Disorder; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) must provide the results of the evaluation tools used to diagnose the condition as well as a report of a childhood history of the condition.
Once all these materials are on file, the applicant may be invited for an interview with a PALS faculty member. Shortly after this interview, an admissions decision will be made. Acceptable candidates will be notified by the Admissions Office.