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Dedicated in 2007, the Charles Jeffers Glik Testing Center provides placement testing for incoming students using the COMPASS Placement Test developed by American College Testing.  A low-distraciton testing environment is available for students with academic accommodations.
There is no charge for current Fontbonne students and Fontbonne alumni to take a test at the Kinkel Center. Test proctoring is free for current Fontbonne students and Fontbonne alumni.
There is a charge for testing students enrolled at other institutions who are not current Fontbonne students. The fee for proctoring tests for non-Fontbonne students is $20 cash.  

Tutoring Services

The Kinkel Center for Academic Resources, located on the second floor of the Fontbonne University Library, offers tutoring in most academic subjects for Fontbonne University students. Assistance is available by appointment with:

Cathy Ahillen, MAT, Math Specialist
Peggy Muldoon, MA, Writing/Commuication Specialist
Paul Nieman, MBA, Business Specialist
Teresa Sweeney, MFA, Writing Specialist
Writing assistance is available at

Math assistance is available at
Tutoring in other subjects is available as well. All tutoring is offered at no charge. Each Fontbonne University student can access two hours of tutoring per week per subject. Please apply for a tutor as early as possible in the semester to allow enough time for a tutor to be found for all other subjects, including Computer Science, History, Philosophy, Psychology or Religion.

To request a tutor for the above subjects, download the Tutor Request Form.
To apply to be a tutor for the above subjects, download the Tutor Application Form.
The Kinkel Center for Academic Resources serves as the testing center for Fontbonne University. Students with ADA accommodations test in the Center. Many students enrolled in online courses in St. Louis use the Center for exams, as do athletes who miss tests for games, or students who have been absent. Testing is an arrangement between faculty and students, administered by the center staff.   
Kinkel Center Summer Hours 
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the student to confer with the instructor about testing in the Center, to decide upon an appropriate time to take the test, to remind the instructor to deliver the test to the Center, then to schedule an appointment with the Center at least 24 hours in advance of the test to insure the availability of a proctor. Failure to schedule an appointment often results in disappointment on the part of the student when no one is available to proctor the test. A photo ID is required for identification.

Faculty Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the faculty member to place each student’s test in a test envelope, which is available in the Center and in the faculty mailroom, and to either deliver the envelope to the Kinkel Center or to place the envelope in the Kinkel Center mailbox in the university mailroom in Ryan Hall. Each envelope must be appropriately filled out with specific instructions for the test and for the return of the test to the instructor, either through campus mail or by holding for pick-up. For security purposes, tests may not be e-mailed to staff members.

Guidelines for Working With Students With Disabilities

Each semester, Fontbonne University has between 80 and 100 students who receive some type of accommodation for a disability. They are usually students who understand the work involved in getting an education and know what they must do to achieve their goals. Fontbonne University accommodates students with disabilities because it is the law, but, also, because it is the right thing to do. The following faculty guidebook is designed to assist faculty who will be teaching students with disabilities.

Faculty Guidebook

Fontbonne University offers services to students with documented physical, visual, hearing, learning or psychiatric disabilities, to the extent that it is able without suffering an undo hardship on the operation of the institution's programs.

Any Fontbonne University student is eligible for services under the following conditions:

  • The student has an obligation to self-identify that he or she has a disability, and, that he or she needs accommodation. This is a significant change for many students who are used to having a secondary school automatically provide services. This is also a significant change for parents who are used to asking for services for their children and being a partner in the educational process.
  • A student must self-identify by submitting a Request for Academic Accommodations form to the Director of Academic Resources who serves as the Fontbonne ADA Coordinator. The Kinkel Center for Academic Resources is located on the second floor of the Library. The request for accommodation is valid for one semester, and one semester only. It serves as a release and specifies specific instructor names; the names change each semester and the student must sign a new release each semester.
  • The student has an obligation to provide appropriate and verifiable documentation in a timely fashion. The documentation required by Fontbonne University will vary according to the type of disability. For instance, documentation of a learning disability requires, at minimum, intelligence and achievement test results from a qualified psychological examiner. Fontbonne University follows the Guidelines for Documentation of a Learning Disability in Adolescents and Adults as published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (1997, July). The Guidelines are available in the Kinkel Center for Academic Resources. For additional information or view Downloads, contact Dr. Mark Pousson at (314)719-3627 or
  • Students who receive Academic Accommodations must fill out a Request for Academic Accommodations form each semester specifying individual instructor names and class.
  • You may Request Academic Accommodations by downloading this form.
  • You may also download the ADA Manual online.




Call Dr. Mark Pousson, Director of the Kinkel Center for Academic Resources, at (314) 719-3627, fax (314) 719-3614, or email for more information.