For detailed information about the Testing Center, including locations and hours of
*Students must arrive at the Testing Center at least one hour prior to their closing
time as listed
Reading/Writing Center Information
The Developmental Reading/Writing Center serves students enrolled in any DEV reading,
writing, or COLS 1101 course. Students in DEV 0155: Basic Composition have specific
lab assignments to be completed weekly. Students enrolled in the other courses (DEV
0135, DEV 0140, DEV 0145, DEV 0151, DEV 0152, or COLS 1101) are encouraged to visit
the area as needed for help with these courses. Most assistance is available on a
walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary.
Additionally, one-on-one tutoring is available for students needing help on writing
assignments for developmental classes (or other assignments as recommended by instructors).
Students may sign up for a half-hour block of time to work with a tutor on any aspect
of the writing process. Although the tutors cannot proofread or edit assignments for
students, they can provide help with prewriting, drafting, revising, or specific editing
issues. The sign-up sheet is posted in Aquinas 214.
The Testing Center serves the entire campus, providing distance-learning testing,
make-up testing, Developmental Education course testing, etc. To take a test, students
must report to the Testing Center to sign in. A photo-bearing ID and a testing slip
are required. Specific policies and procedures of the Testing Center are posted in
that area; they are also published online at www.cscc.edu. One item of note, however,
is that cell phones must be turned off in the Testing Center. Students may take as
long as they wish to complete tests, but to begin a test, students must be signed
in at the Testing Center by one hour prior to closing, and all tests must be completed
by the time the Center closes.