Tutoring and Proctored Testing

Tutoring

The college has an array of free tutoring services available to assist all students.

Tutoring in the summer may be slightly limited, but assistance is still available. You simply need to ask!

  • In Batavia, go to the Tutoring Center (D207) and talk to the staff there about getting help.
  • At a campus center, talk to the staff in the office about what kind of help you may need and they will help find you a tutor.
  • Online, check the online tutoring options that will be listed.

Summer sessions fly by, so check for assistance the moment you think you might need help. In fact, if you’re taking a subject that you know you will need help with, schedule that first tutoring appointment now, before summer classes even start!

Proctored Testing

testing logoSome online courses will require you to take proctored tests. Check your syllabus carefully for testing requirements, and ask questions of your instructor.

Ask those questions now, if you are at a distance from Genesee and will need to make special arrangements for proctored testing.

In Batavia and at the Campus Centers, hours are set up for proctored testing. Information on testing hours is on the college web site and updated regularly. Be aware that you need proper identification to take a test.

Also, plan your time properly. You need to be finished with your test by the time the location closes. The staff will not be allowed to let you stay beyond the scheduled closing time.

Another good idea is to call ahead, especially to campus centers, to confirm the testing hours.

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myGCC? What’s that?

You may have noticed at the top of the college web site, that the link to Genesis now says “myGCC/Genesis”

mygcc link

And, in fact, that the familiar Genesis logo has been replaced.

Genesis logo

has been replaced by:

myGCC logo

Genesis has been our portal for a number of years now, and it’s more than time to update the information, add new information and retire some things that really are no longer important.

The new look is also more accessible to users who need to use screen readers or assistive technology to use our web site.

Students should see new pages inside Genesis now, faculty will see new information in July and all other employees will see new information starting in August.

We’d love to hear from you, to tell us what you think. Please send an email to helpdesk@genesee.edu and tell us what you like, what you don’t like, what’s missing, what we could do better!

Dates and Deadlines

Calendar iconIn any semester — a full 16 week semester or a shortened 5 week Winter semester — there are a wide variety of dates and deadlines that students should know something about.

This is just a sample of the dates you should be aware of:

  • tuition due dates
  • last day to register for a course (with and without signatures)
  • dates where you can withdraw from a course and still get at least a partial tuition refund
  • last date to withdraw from a course and get only a “W” on your transcript
  • date you are required to be still registered for a course to ‘earn’ your financial aid
  • due date for Certificate of Residence

All of these dates vary, depending on both the semester and the part of the semester of the specific course.

Many of these dates are for your benefit. Sometimes, it’s better to withdraw from a course rather than earn a poor grade. And if you don’t turn in a Certificate of Residence by the due date, your tuition will be doubled. If you register for a course too late, you may have missed critical course material and our job is to point out what you need to do to catch up.

Dates and deadlines are always posted on the college web site and you should check those dates regularly, whether you are having problems or not. Knowing those dates and deadlines may be helpful to someone else!

Check out the full list of dates and deadlines on the college web site here: www.genesee.edu/academics/dates.cfm

Questions about dates and deadlines? Check with your Academic Advisor!

Final Grades For Spring 2018

Genesee does not mail grades at the end of a semester.

Grades will be available inside myGCC/Genesis one to two business days after grades are due from faculty.

Grades are due from faculty at noon on Friday, May 18, which means that students should be able to see grades at some point on Tuesday, May 22 — usually in the afternoon.

If you have never looked for your grades, our help desk site does have instructions on how to find your grades.

Questions about the grade itself (or about any missing grades) should be sent to the instructor.

Students who have holds (for tuition payment, overdo library books or other reasons) will not be able to see their grades. Click on the Holds link in Banner Self Service to find a phone number to call, to see what you need to do in order to clear up the hold.

Testing Center Hours for Finals Week

The Testing Center in Batavia will be open the following hours for May 14 – 18

  • Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Remember that Photo ID is REQUIRED and that seats are first come-first served. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Campus center hours will be different; contact the campus center directly to verify their Testing hours.

Spring 2018 Final Exam Schedule

Final exams for the Spring 2018 semester are scheduled for May 14-16, 2018.

The final exam schedule can be found here: https://faculty.genesee.edu/mjheider/finals/Finals-201802.pdf (link will open in a new tab).

Students should check the schedule to see if a final exam is scheduled in your course and to confirm the time, date and location with your instructor.

For MAT 091 and MAT 092 sections not specifically listed, students need to contact their instructors for final exam options.

Questions about final exams should be directed to the instructor of the course.

The Norton Writer’s Prize

Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, and more: any excellent writing done for an undergraduate writing class will be considered. One first-prize winner and two runners-up will be selected in 2018.

The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500. Two runners-up will each receive a cash award of $1,000.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

Competition for the Norton Writer’s Prize is open to undergraduates enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Employees of Norton and their children are not eligible, nor are children of Norton authors. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for further eligibility requirements.

Each entry must be accompanied by a cover letter on departmental stationery from a nominating instructor.  Electronic submissions must include an attached scanned cover letter of departmental stationary. Each instructor may nominate only one student essay. The nominating instructor must provide a one-paragraph summary of the essay’s merits and should type out his or her name, address, phone number, email address, and title.  Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Printed & Mailed Student Essays: must be printed out single-sided and double-spaced with all pages numbered. Entries should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. The student’s name should appear on a separate piece of paper and should not appear on any headers or footers. Students must provide a cover sheet with their name, permanent address (where they can be reached during summer months), permanent phone number and email address, projected year of graduation, and title of the paper. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

One Entry Per Student. Entries must be submitted via e-mail or postmarked no later than June 15, 2018

Snail Mail:

The Norton Writer’s Prize
Attn: Marilyn Moller
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10110

Multimedia, Electronic Submissions: must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length.  Students must provide their name, with permanent address (where they can be reached during summer months), phone number and email address, projected year of graduation, and title of the paper in a separate email accompanying the document.  Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Electronic entries must be sent no later than June 15, 2018, with the subject line: Writer’s Prize Nomination and emailed to: NortonWritersPrize@wwnorton.com

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2019.

Norton reserves the right to publish submitted essays, but all students will own the copyright to their work.

 

NYSTAA Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2018

This is a reminder that the 2018 NYSTAA Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2018.  Each year NYSTAA awards four scholarships to transfer students valued at $2,000 each!  Students can access the online scholarship here: http://www.nystaa.org/transfer-scholarship/

Please note that two-year college graduates must attend a NYSTAA member institution in order to receive the scholarship. A listing of NYSTAA members is included on the scholarship website page.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply!

Details and the application are included below:

Criteria:

  • Have completed an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science by August 2018 from an active NYSTAA two-year member college
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
  • Apply and plan on attending a current four-year NYSTAA member institution

Application Materials:

  • Online scholarship application, including essay and uploaded unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended and courses in progress
  • One letter of recommendation from a college administrator or faculty member, emailed as a Word or .pdf attachment, to NYSTAAScholarshipCommittee@gmail.com.

Contact Kristen Hargrave (klhargrave@genesee.edu) if you have questions.

Welcome to Spring 2018!

Spring 2018 classes start on Tuesday, January 16.

The college is closed on Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King Holiday. All buildings and offices will be closed.

Students needing assistance in registering for the Spring semester — selecting classes, paying tuition, or sorting out Financial Aid questions — should contact the Student Success Center. Visit the SSC web page here: https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/student-success-center/