GUIDANCE & TESTING SERVICES CENTER
The Guidance Center compliments the instructional program of the University to implement the goals of education and the Vision-Mission of the University through the following Guidance Services:
Conduct admission tests (optional) and pre-intake interviews with the new pupils/students, returnees, and transferees.
Individual Inventory Services
Collect pupils’/students’ personal records through an intake interview, filling out a personal information sheet, and psychological testing to better understand the pupil/student.
Provide the pupils/students information with information which are related to their educational, vocational, and personal-social needs through small group sessions, room-to-room activities, lectures, awareness campaigns, and seminars.
Student Development Activities
Are needs-based activities such as Structured Learning Activities, training, and symposiums.
As the HEART of Guidance program, assists pupils/students to identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil and seeks to improve communication and coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, promote behavior change, and optimal mental health.
Psychological Testing Services
Help identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student, their learning style, behavioral characteristics, and cognitive skills such as memory, problem-solving skills, and intellectual functioning.
Monitor the referred pupils/students with academic, personal-social, and behavioral concerns.
Refer clinical cases to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment.
Ensure that pupils/students are in the right place at the right time. Help them find an environment that contributes to their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and well-being. It further assists students to gain the skills they need to transition from study to work and become work-ready graduates.
Educational Placement Services
Assist pupils/students to be in the appropriate educational setting in terms of special needs, course placement, level placement, group placement, co-curricular and extracurricular placement, scholarships, and financial grants.
Conducts programs and activities to meet the needs of the community in collaboration with the Community Extension Services Department.
Research and Evaluation
Conduct research utilizing the data obtained from pupils/students, parents, and faculty to develop and improve relevant programs. Evaluate the effectiveness of the guidance services.
Other services – “Peer Facilitators”
Are trained support systems. They provide support to the learning and personal-social needs. They serve as “extension arms” of the guidance office.