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Our traditional Summer PAL program is held on the Curry College campus in Milton, MA and is a strongly recommended, optional program for PAL students who have enrolled for the upcoming Fall term. It provides a structured transition to college experiences in a supportive, educational environment that allows students to attend college classes with increased confidence and self-awareness.
Students earn 3 academic credits for completion of this three-week intensive session which lays the foundation for developing self-understanding and effective learning habits. Summer PAL introduces students to the resources and experiences available at Curry and provides an opportunity to build the communication skills necessary to develop long-lasting relationships with faculty and students. You must be accepted to PAL and Curry College to be eligible for this program.
PAL 1180 - Summer PAL (3 credits)
Summer PAL on-campus is an intensive learning experience for first-year students or transfer students who have been accepted into the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL). Through this immersion style course, students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of themselves as learners within the context of higher education. This understanding is based on PAL's core learning outcomes: metacognition, self-regulation, active and engaged learning, critical thinking and reasoning skills, and expressive and receptive language skills.
Working with a PAL faculty instructor and a small group of peers, students will construct strength-based strategies for written communication, reading, listening, note-taking, critical thinking, problem-solving, personal goal setting, organization, and teamwork. Activities include: developing an individual learning profile, reading and writing college-level assignments, experimenting with assistive technologies, and exploring the rich learning resources of the Curry College community. Student learning culminates with a learning portfolio.
July 7 - 26, 2019
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Supervised activities are arranged during other hours.
*A "day student" commuter option is available for students unable to participate in the on-campus residential program.
Some limited scholarships are available for students who have deposited to the College and registered for Summer PAL. Summer PAL scholarship applications must be received by May 15.
Apply for the Summer PAL scholarship
(Curry/PAL Accepted Students Only)
We encourage you to apply early for Summer PAL since seats fills up quickly.
To register for the Summer PAL on-campus program, please follow the instructions below. You can also pay the non-refundable $100 deposit online. Once you have submitted the online registration, an option to pay by credit card will appear. Click on that option and you will be given instructions for payment. (Ignore the request for a student ID number.) If you register online but prefer to pay the $100 deposit by check, make the check out to Curry College, indicate on the check that it is for Summer PAL with the student's name, and mail it to: Curry College, Student Accounts, 1071 Blue Hill Ave., Milton, MA 02186. The deposit deadline is May 15.
Once you submit your application and payment, please allow at least one week to process the paperwork. You will hear back from us within 7 days to confirm receipt of the application and deposit. Check with StudentAccounts@curry.edu with payment questions or call 617-333-2354.
The following paperwork, which can be found in the myCurry portal, must be received by June 15, prior to your arrival at Curry College. Please take the time to read these forms carefully, print out, and return (address above) all the information requested to the Residence Life Office as soon as possible.
Below is a list of important Summer PAL schedule milestones you may need as you make your plans:
Please plan to arrive on campus between Noon and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday for check in at Main House, at which time you will receive your room assignment for Summer PAL. At 4:00 p.m. you will be meeting with Residence Life staff and then attend a brief reception, at which time you will have an opportunity to see your family once more before your PAL summer experience begins! Our opening meal (for all students and faculty) will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room in the Student Center, after you have said your good-byes.
If Arriving by Plane:
Students who withdraw from the Summer PAL Program may be eligible for a refund depending upon the date of withdrawal. Full refunds will be made only if the student withdraws from the program prior to the day of check-in. Students who withdraw from the program within the first 7 days after check-in may be eligible for a 50% refund only due to verifiable extenuating circumstance beyond control of the student, such as a medical emergency or family crisis. After the 7th day of the program, no refund will be awarded under any circumstances. Should a student be suspended from the College, he/she will not receive a refund and will remain responsible for the full cost of tuition and fees for the program. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the program refund schedule.
All emergencies will be handled by calling 911. Fallon Ambulance will then transport to the Milton Hospital Emergency Room. Since only limited medical services will be available at Curry College Health Services, the decision to transport by cab, Public Safety if available, or ambulance for any needed medical attention will be evaluated on an individual basis. We encourage students to review their insurance information prior to arriving on-campus and bring their card with them for their stay at Summer PAL.