The Guidance and Testing Center is a support unit of the university, committed to provide quality client-centered
guidance services to develop self-directed and responsible students with social conscience, through enhanced collaboration and
coordination with other sectors of the university.
The Guidance and Testing Center caters to the adjustmental and developmental needs of the students. This is to respond to the
holistic approach of the educative process which adheres to total human development- that students shall be developed intellectually,
socially, physically, spiritually, psychologically and emotionally.
The center helps the students cope with the demand of their college program and make decisions about present and future life.
Solutions are not made for the clients. The center provides an environment conducive to self-help and assists clients through
establishment of helpful ways to expedite their progress.
Disciplinary actions are not within the scope of responsibility of the center. Confidentiality of all data or information
about the clients is observed with high esteem.
Facilitate the students’ personal growth and development
Enhance the students’ self-awareness, discovery and understanding
Assist the students in planning and making wise career choices and decisions
Help the students cope with the demands of their college adjustment
1. Admission Program
This program facilitates the entrance of new students in the university. It includes scheduling of test, admission test administration,
determining cut-off scores, classifying the students by program, referral to the deans of program, and conducting orientation
Orientation Program for New Freshmen & Transferees
This program introduces the new freshmen and transferees to the academic atmosphere of the institution. Specifically, it aims
at giving them information regarding the vision-mission, goals, directions & general policies of the university, its programs, services,
2. Peer Facilitating Program
Peer Facilitating Program gives opportunity to students who are carefully selected and trained to provide assistance to their peer
to improve the latter’s social functioning, assist them in their concerns and in coping with their problems. Student Peer Facilitators
serve as the arms of the Guidance & Testing Center in reaching out to students in need of guidance & counseling.
3. Pre-Employment Coaching Program
This program aims to equip the graduating students with knowledge and skills necessary for their job hunting and to prepare them for
future career and employment.
4. Gender Awareness and Women’s Affairs (GAWA) Program
This program is designed to advocate the worth, potential and rights of every person. It aims to promote gender sensitivity and more
equitable male-female relations in the university and to raise the community’s awareness on women and gender issues and laws.
5. Marketing Program
This program involves providing career information to the Senior high school students of NDU feeder schools and assisting them in
their career planning and decision-making. General information, course offerings & other programs, services, facilities, and activities
at NDU are also given. This is done in collaboration with the other sectors in the University.
6. Personality Development Program
This includes Session on Social Graces for First Year Students, Career Enhancement and Stress Management Session for SHS students
7. Referral Program
Referral Program is a collaborative efforts of the GTC and the academic sector where students who need assistance in their developmental
tasks and in their personal, educational/career and social adjustments are referred for counseling or consultation with the professional
8. Enrichment Program for SHS Teachers and Parents
1. Counseling Service
It involves assisting the students and other clients toward better understanding of themselves and their environment and encourages them
to assume responsibility for making decisions, which will lead to satisfactory adjustment and acceptable resolution of problem being considered.
Objectives of Counseling
Counseling enables students to:
increase knowledge of self and accept himself, his strengths and weaknesses.
understand the world, in which he lives and develop the ability to understand the changing world.
develop skills in solving immediate problems, reduce tension resulting from frustrations,
anxieties and the likes and improve the skills and knowledge required to solve their problems.
increase self-direction in making decisions and plans.
enhance personal development and psychological growth towards maturity.
2. Individual Inventory
This is designed to gather data about students to enable the counselors, teachers and administrators to understand the student better.
It includes pertinent data accumulated from birth, which can give appropriate picture of the individual. Such information includes
individual’s home and family background, school history, mental ability or academic aptitude, achievement aptitudes, personality profile
and plans in the future.
It serves as the key to counseling activity upon which the personal assistance is based. Additional information is integrated into the
inventory periodically to aid in understanding the student.
Objectives of Individual Inventory:
To acquaint the student of his/her own assets and limitations
To help him/her understand the relations of these to his/ her present and future plans.
To provide information for teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, parents and others attempting to help the student.
3. Testing Service
This service assesses/ appraises the individual’s characteristics and behavior. This is made available not only to the NDU stakeholders
but also to external clients. Specifically, this service has the following objectives:
To supplement other data obtained in other guidance techniques.
To determine the instructional needs of individual involving their strengths and weaknesses.
To provide faculty members with information about student’s ability in order to relate
achievement to student’s potentialities and activities.
To discover emotional disturbance in students that may be blocking adequate expression and
actualization of their intellectual potentialities.
To help students set their educational goal.
To help students plan their vocational course.
To help outside agencies, both government and private in screening/selecting job applicants and
in classifying and assessing and promoting job personnel.
To help student researchers, both undergraduate and post graduate in supplementing their
data that they need in their theses, dissertations, and other research work.
Psychological Tests are classified as General Mental Ability Tests, Interest Inventories, Aptitude, Achievement, & Personality Tests.