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School official, usually assigned by your college or university, who can help choose your classes and make sure you are taking the right courses to graduate.
A type of degree awarded to students at a US community college, usually after two years of classes.
A degree awarded to undergraduates, usually after four years of college classes.
The number your college or university uses to classify a course. You usually need this number in order to register for a class.
The number of hours assigned to a specific class. This is usually the number of hours per week you are in the class. The number of credit hours you enroll in determines whether you are a full-time student or a part-time student.
Highest academic degree. Awarded after a bachelor's degree.
A class you can take that is not specifically required by your major or minor.
Money you receive for you college tuition or expenses that you may or may not have to pay back. (See: "Grant," "Loan," and "Scholarship")
First-year college student.
A student who enrolls in at least a minimum number (determined by your college or university) of credit hours of courses.
General education classes
Classes that give students basic knowledge of a variety of topics. Students often must take general education classes in order to graduate. This set of classes includes different courses and is called by different names at various colleges and universities.
Grade point average
The average of all of the course grades you have received, on a four-point scale.
A form of financial aid from a non-profit organization (such as the government) that you do not have to repay.
A temporary job, paid or unpaid, usually in the field of your major. You may be able to receive college credit for an internship.
Third-year college student
A form of financial aid that you must repay.
Your primary area of study. Your college major is the field you plan to get a job in after you graduate (for example: business, linguistics, anthropology, psychology).
A degree awarded to graduate students. The awarding of a master's degree requires at least one year of study (and often more, depending on the field) after a student earns a bachelor's degree.
Your secondary area of study. Fewer classes are required for a college minor than for a major. Colleges and universities usually don't require students to have a minor. Many students' minors are a specialization of their major field. For example, students who want to become a science reporter might major in journalism and minor in biology.
Courses you take by computer instead of in a traditional classroom
A class that must be taken before you can take a different class. (For example, Astronomy 100 may be a prerequisite for Astronomy 200.)
A university that is privately-funded. Tuition for a private college or university (before scholarships and grants) is the same for all students.
A university that is funded by the government. Public colleges and universities are less expensive for residents of the state where they are located.
A form of financial aid that you do not have to repay.
Type of academic term. A school with this system generally will have a fall semester and a spring semester (each about 15 weeks long), along with a summer term. (See also: "Quarter")
Fourth-year college student. You are a senior when you graduate from college.
Second-year college student
A description of a course which also lists the dates of major exams, assignments and projects.
An official academic record from a specific school. It lists the courses you have completed, grades and information such as when you attended.
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