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The Academic Resource Center is available for student needing disability services. Please see contact and program information below.

Academic Resource Center
Louisiana College
P.O. Box 545
Pineville, LA 71359

Telephone: (318) 487-7629

Special Needs
Students who have diagnosed disabilities as identified under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and who choose to identify their disabilities are provided with accommodations.

Program to Assist Student Success (PASS)
Students who have learning and/or physical disabilities may enroll in PASS. Qualified applicants must meet the general criteria for admissions to Louisiana College. Additionally, they are expected to perform at the same level as other students. Through PASS, accommodations and support are provided to increase the opportunity for successful college experiences.

This highly individualized, limited enrollment program provides support services and personal attention to students who may need special academic guidance, tutoring and/or classroom assistance.

Three levels of services are provided. Freshmen begin at Level I. At all service levels, students are provided modifications and accommodations as warranted by their diagnosed disabilities.

At Level I, students are required to attend weekly individual conferences and regularly scheduled tutoring sessions. The emphasis at this level is to provide individualized help to assist the student's successful transition to college and to compensate for any identified disability.

Level II students have completed a minimum of 24 hours of college credit and have earned at least 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Regularly scheduled individual conferences continue in order to provide the student with academic support. Academic assistance and tutoring services continue to be scheduled for the student.

Level III students have successfully accumulated 48 college credit hours and maintain a 2.5 or above cumulative grade point average, have learned to compensate for their disability and are independently achieving college success. No longer requiring regular assistance, these students have their progress monitored by the PASS staff. Accommodations and tutoring assistance continue to be available.

There is an additional fee for the PASS program. Please contact the Academic Resource Center at the contact above for details.