Testing and Tutoring Policies 


Testing Policies

  1. Cell phones, pagers, I-Pods, and all other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Room. These items must be locked up in one of the ASC lockers.  If a tester is caught with one of these items, his/her test may be confiscated and the incident will be reported to the instructor as well as the Dean of Students.  The tester may be banned from testing in the ASC for a period of time following the incident.
  2. Due to the release of Smart Watches (watches that communicate wirelessly with cell phones, tablets, or computers), no watches will be allowed in the testing room.  Added fall 2013.
  3. Food and beverages are not allowed in the Testing Room or Tutoring Rooms. These items must be disposed before entering the Academic Skills Center.
  4. Backpacks, books, paperwork, drink, all electronic devices, hats, scarves, and all other personal items must be stored in an ASC locker; these are not allowed in the testing area.  If items do not fit, then they must be taken and stored elsewhere.
  5. Coats, jackets, or sweaters that button or zip in the front are not permitted.  If it zips, buttons up, or opens in the front it must be placed in a locker.  Testers are allowed to wear sweatshirts and sweaters that do not zip or button up.
  6. Children are not allowed in the Testing Rooms or Tutoring Rooms.
  7. Testers must present appropriate identification.  There are no exceptions to this rule. Individuals without photo identification will not be allowed to test.
  8. Calculators and ear plugs will be provided upon request.
  9. Calculators are permitted for ACT COMPASS testing as long as they are not more advanced than a TI-86.
  10. iCampus testers may not begin testing within 60 minutes of the ASC closing.
  11. ACT COMPASS and My Math Lab testers may not begin testing within one hour of the ASC closing.
  12. Proctored testers must allow themselves enough time to complete testing.
  13. Exams must be completed in one sitting.  The exception to this rule is ACT COMPASS testing; testers may opt to complete a section or sections of the test and then take a break.
  14. Homework cannot be accepted by the ASC.  Testers need to make arrangements with instructors.
  15. If an ASC staff member observes a student cheating on any quiz or test, all testing and unauthorized materials will be confiscated.  The Dean of Students and the tester's instructor will be notified immediately.  The tester may be banned from testing in the ASC for a period of time following a cheating incident.
  16. Items left in the ASC will be given to Campus Police.
  17. All testers must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct

Tutoring Policies

  1. Tutoring is not a substitute for attending class. If a student does not attend class, he/she cannot participate in tutoring.
  2. ASC tutors will not assist with practice tests or take-home exams.
  3. Students may only be tutored for classes in which they are currently enrolled.
  4. Students may only receive one hour of tutoring per week per subject unless otherwise approved by the Academic Skills Center Coordinator.
  5. Students may only book appointments 10 business days in advance. 
  6. If a student is more than 10 minutes late, his/her appointment is automatically cancelled. If a student misses two appointments, the Academic Skills Center staff has the right to deny the student future tutoring appointments. The student will then be permitted to use our services on a drop-in basis only.
  7. Student must provide at least two hours notice prior to cancelling a session.  Students who chronically cancel session may lose schedule privileges for the semester. 
  8. Children are not allowed in the Testing Rooms or Tutoring Rooms.
  9. Tutees must prepare for the tutoring sessions by (1) reviewing course materials; (2) making a reasonable effort to complete reading and/or homework; and (3) compiling a list of questions, comments, and concerns.
  10. Tutees must actively participate in the tutoring sessions by (1) determining mutually agreed upon goals and objectives with the tutor for each session; (2) at the end of each session, determining if needs/ expectations were met; and (3) communicating to tutor if any needs are not adequately addressed. 
  11. All tutees must adhere to Student Code of Conduct.

Last updated on December 9, 2013.

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