Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Register for Test Preparation Classes

INFORMATION ABOUT 2014 SPRING TERM III CLASSES

Start Date:    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
End Date:     Thursday, June 26, 2014

Class Meeting Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Class Times: Two classes will be held each day:

  • Class I:            9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Class II:          11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

All prospective students interested in attending the program are scheduled for one half day of intake testing and one half day of orientation. When testing and orientation have been completed, prospective students are eligible to register for the program.

Registration for Spring Term III closes Monday, April 21, 2014.

Intake Testing

Prospective students must attend one half day of intake testing where they take a series of placement tests to determine their educational functioning levels in Reading, Math and Language.

Note: You cannot fail the intake tests. The purpose of testing is to help you and
help us to understand your current skill level in these areas.

You will be notified by email of your scheduled testing date and time. Directions to the testing location will also be included.

If for some reason, you are unable to attend your scheduled intake testing session, you must let us know at least two (2) days in advance.

Orientation

After you have completed intake testing, you will be assigned to one half day of Orientation. Orientation will be scheduled after the intake tests have been completed and reviewed by program staff.

You will be notified by email of the date, time and location of your Orientation session.

If for some reason you are unable to attend your scheduled Orientation, you must let us know at least two (2) day in advance. Due to the number of incoming students, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule Orientation if you do not provide us with proper notice.

Verification of Identity & Citizenship

When you attend Orientation, you are required to present your current Pennsylvania-issued Driver’s License or Photo ID Card and your Social Security Card to allow us to confirm your identity.

Program Participation:

If you are interested in participating in the program, send an email to:

ABE-GED@CCAC.EDU

In the Subject Line:  Spring Term III Classes

In the body of the email, send your

First Name:

Last Name:

Address:

City, State & Zip Code:

Telephone number:

Email address:

Additional Information

Attendance Policy: Your attendance and participation in class is the most critical way to ensure that you advance toward your educational goals. We expect all participants to attend all classes. However, we recognize that life does present obstacles. Therefore, we are willing to make “reasonable accommodations” for any student who must miss a class, but absences are limited to no more than two (2) during the term. There will be no exceptions to this attendance policy.

If you know that for some compelling reason you will miss a class, you must notify the program at least three (3) class days in advance of your absence. Your instructor will work with you to provide you with an opportunity to complete class work that you miss. When you return to class, you are required to present documentation for the absence to your instructor.

Note: Students who miss more than two (2) days of class - for any reason without adhering to these guidelines - will be dismissed for the term and will be prohibited from participating in the next session of classes.

Post Testing Requirement: The PA Department of Education (PDE) provides funding for this program. PDE expects all students who participate in this program to be tested to determine the level of benefit that they receive from these classes. As a result, you are required to complete mandatory post-testing before the end of the six-week term.

Code of Conduct: This is an adult educational program in a college environment. Subsequently, all students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times. All students will receive a copy of the 2013-2014 CCAC Student Handbook that clearly describes the Student Code of Conduct.

Note: CCAC’s Code of Student Conduct will be strictly enforced.
Students who are disruptive, disrespectful and uncooperative or who violate any aspect of the Code of Student Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the ABE-CSSD Program and risk being prohibited from participating in future classes at CCAC.

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