General Education Assessment FAQ
Student Core Outcomes & Readiness Evaluation. This is the name of the Core Assessment that students must take to remove the “AT Hold” on their account in order to access the Diploma Application.
- By taking a one-hour assessment, you allow Auburn to gather the evidence needed to document the strength of an Auburn education and explore areas that our faculty can target for improvement for future generations of Auburn students.
- Auburn University is required by our regional accreditor, the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools- Commission on Colleges, to provide evidence of how well students perform on a set of student learning outcomes that guide general education (i.e., the Core Curriculum) and to demonstrate how we use this data to improve the Core Curriculum.
The general education learning outcomes are described in detail in the Auburn University Bulletin. The general education outcomes are introduced to students in the Core Curriculum courses and reinforced throughout the courses students take as part of their major. Most Core Curriculum courses include the general education outcomes being addressed in the course on the syllabus. If you are not sure which general education outcomes are being addressed in a Core Curriculum course, please ask your instructor.
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You will receive an email alerting you that a hold has been placed on your account (called an AT HOLD). Students who have registered for the graduation course (UNIV 4@@0) or who have completed more than 105 credit hours can expect to be notified about the AT HOLD.
Your ability to access the Diploma Application. It does not affect your ability to register. The AT HOLD will be placed on your account at the start of the semester in which you are scheduled to graduate. The AT HOLD only restricts you from completing the Diploma Application, which you must fill out in order to indicate how you wish your name to appear on your diploma and in the commencement program. It also lets you indicate the address to which your diploma will be sent after the commencement ceremony. If you do not complete a Diploma Application, no diploma will be ordered for you.
Students must take the test at Testing Services in Biggin Hall.
Last modified: June 20, 2018