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The Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL) is designed for students who have a primary diagnosis of a language-based learning disability, executive functioning weaknesses, and/or AD/HD, and who have at least average to superior intellectual ability.
Space is limited, therefore, each application is evaluated carefully to identify students whose needs best match the nature of support offered in PAL. All applicants must submit diagnostic materials that describe and support the above PAL admissions criteria. Applicants may also submit the optional PAL Supplementary Questionnaire. First-Year applicants must apply to the College and the PAL program by following the instructions below, and by completing the Application for Undergraduate Admission.
PAL Fees (per semester) for 2021 - 2022 Academic Year:
PAL 1190 and PAL 1200
$3,782 per semester
$3,695 per semester
$1,990 per semester
Please submit the following materials (by email, fax, or mail) directly to the PAL Learning Center:
The PAL Learning Center
1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
When sending documents by email attachment please include the student's name in the subject line so the information gets to the correct office. We will notify you if there is anything missing from your testing materials.
Diagnostic testing typically must be administered within three years of application and include:
A. Cognitive testing
Results from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV or WISC-V), or other comprehensive cognitive tests, such as the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability. Test results must be accompanied by a narrative report and subtest scores.
Please note that the WASI (Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence) or other abbreviated tests are not accepted.
B. Achievement testing
Results from an individually administered achievement test (e.g., Woodcock-Johnson, WIAT) indicating current levels in:
*Required achievement subtests
Diagnostic Testing Services
An interview with PAL is strongly recommended and may be required in some cases. Please contact the PAL Learning Center at 617-333-2250 or email PAL@Curry.edu to schedule your appointment. Most interviews are held Mon. - Fri. between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Students may also wish to interview with an admission counselor or tour the campus while visiting.
For more details, please contact the Admission Office at 617-333-2210.
Group Information Sessions
PAL will be offering a daily Group Information Session for prospective students and families Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m., from September 2018 through May 2019. (sessions not offered on Saturdays or holidays)
Summer Group Information Sessions are also offered.
Please call 617-333-2250 or email PAL@Curry.edu to reserve a space in one of our upcoming sessions.
In case of inclement weather, please note school closing notifications on the Curry website. If Curry College is closed, PAL will not be conducting interviews or group information sessions.
PAL Admission Coordinator, Dr. Nicole Parsons
firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 333-2309
PAL Admission Assistant Coordinator, Tish Pieper
email@example.com - (617) 333-2079
For information on your application to the College, please contact Elizabeth Burroughs, Associate Director of Admission, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-333-2210.
Please note: The PAL office will retain matriculated PAL student admission records, including psycho-educational evaluations and other supporting admission documents, for seven (7) years after degree completion or withdrawal from Curry College.