Guidance Services and Testing Center

GSTC

ABOUT

The University of San Agustin believes that today’s students’ have needs which may not be adequately met by the instructional program alone. In consonance with the philosophy and objectives of the University, the following governs the guidance services by the institution:

  1. Every human being has a right to optimum development and to seek his own identity.
  2. Developmental education is something more than just instructional mastery: it demands an integrated growth of the person.

The following are the objectives of the Guidance Services and Testing Center:

  1. To help students discover and develop their potentials:
  2. To facilitate opportunities for self-understanding, acceptance of self and others, acquisition of true values, and learning to make mature choices: and
  3. To train the students to develop skills in interpersonal communication and social interaction.
SERVICES
COUSELING/COACHING
To help students/individuals
become the persons they are capable of becoming.
To assist students/individuals in gaining insights to solve problems and to  develop their potentials.
CONSULTATION

We share and analyze information with parents, faculty and administration to facilitate decision-making and to utilize strategies for helping students.

REFERRAL SERVICE
We receive referrals from faculty, staff and administration of students who may have academic, social or other difficulties that impede their
development.
Our role then is to invite the student to see us and explore with them strategies to help them cope with their challenges.
FOLLOW-THROUGH

After individual coaching or counseling, we follow up students to see how well they are doing. It is the key so that students can be assisted until their issues have been fully addressed

TESTING

This helps the students achieve realistic evaluation of their intelligence, aptitude, interest, and personality which is a requirement for an effective career choice.

RESEARCH & EVALUATION
We conduct research to know students better as a group, to know their needs and what we can do to help them better.
Through evaluation,
we ask our students to help us in modifying our services to best suit their needs.
PEER FACLITATORS' PROGRAM
In training a pool of facilitators, selected students would be able to assist the Guidance Counselors/Guidance Services Associates in the implementation of different guidance activities.
Students may avail of the services of our peer facilitators who are ready and willing to listen to
their peers’ concerns.
GUIDANCE ORIENTATION
To inform and orient the students of the different student services offered by the university and the Guidance Services in particular.
To assist students,
especially the new ones of their adjustment and other needs.
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE
Wellness/Study Habits
Time Management
Self-Awareness
Career Planning Goal Setting Keys to Employability Augustinian Values

UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN