College Survival Vocabulary

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Accreditation

granting approval or belief in a school

Baccalaureate

a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

Commencement

an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

Competency

The knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes necessary for performing certain tasks.

Credit

an accounting entry acknowledging income or capital items

Credit Load

The number of hours a student is in class for each term

Curriculum

course of study in a school or college

Dean

a man who is the senior member of a group

Department

a specialized sphere of knowledge

Drop

the act of dropping something

Final Exam

an examination administered at the end of an academic term

Financial Aid

methods of paying for education/training, such as grants, scholarships, etc.

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Application that students must complete to qualify for federal aid.

GED

General Equivalency Diploma

Grade-Point average

an average calculation attained by dividing the grades achieved by a student during the course of an education program by the total value of those course

Grant

allow to have

Incomplete

lacking one or more of the four whorls of the complete flower--sepals or petals or stamens or pistils

Independent study

Practice done without intervention by the teacher. This approach includes many activities done with a computer.

Internship

a position in which a person receives training by working with people who are experienced in a particular field.

Loans

a sum of money borrowed which is expected to be paid back.

Major

of greater importance or stature or rank

non-credit

Single-payment loans and loans that permit the borrower to make irregular payments and borrow additional funds without submitting a new credit application; also known as revolving or open-end credit.

Open admissions

College or university that accepts almost any applicant with a high school diploma or the equivalent (G.E.D.)

Postsecondary

after hight school, as in training or education

Practicum

an evaluation in which students must perform specific required tasks

Prerequisite

required as a prior condition or course of study

Records

a list of information on a table about one person or object

Resident

someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

Section

a specialized division of a large organization

Semester

half a year

Syllabus

an integrated course of academic studies

Term

a word or expression used for some particular thing

Transcript

a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

Tuition

a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education)

Undergraduate

a university student who has not yet received a first degree

Upper Division

The coarses students are generally expected to complete during the junior & senior years od a typical-baccalaureate degree program

Withdrawl

the discomfort and distress that follow discontinuing the use of an addictive drug.

Work-study

A type of financial aid which pays students to work part-time, often on campus, during the academic year.

Advisor

an expert who gives advice

Catalog

a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things

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