The Office for Accessibility at Limestone College is dedicated to opening doors of equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities. We assist students who self-identify with documented disabilities by determining their eligibility for services through an interactive, collaborative process between the student and Accessibility staff, and then working together to determine reasonable accommodations and services. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, extended time on exams, textbooks in alternate formats, note takers, and assistive technology. Students should be aware that while accommodations are intended to remove barriers to learning, they do not ensure success. Limestone College students are responsible for meeting the essential academic standards set forth by the college for its courses, programs, services, and activities. Students must register with Accessibility each semester. THERE IS NEVER A FEE FOR ACCOMMODATIONS.
Limestone College offers a comprehensive support program, PALS (Program for Alternative Learning Styles), for students with learning and attention challenges. At the core of our program is academic coaching and individualized tutoring services. PALS students meet weekly with PALS staff and their academic coach and have access to an organizational coach and learning specialist. PALS is a fee-based program. In some cases, the Office for Vocational Rehabilitation will assist in funding the student’s participation. Please contact your local VR office or speak with your high school counselor to obtain contact information. PALS is only offered during the regular academic year and only at the main campus of Limestone College in Gaffney, SC.
To be conditionally accepted, as PALS required, SAT or ACT scores are not mandatory for students meeting PALS criteria (such as an average or higher IQ; 85+). 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. If accepted, these students are required to participate in PALS until they have earned at least 12 non-developmental credits, with 2.0 or higher GPA.
Fully or provisionally accepted students who have disabilities which may impact academic performance, and who meet PALS criteria, may choose to participate in PALS.