College Terms (Giselle Carreno)

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academic advisement
A meeting between a student and an advisor to discuss career plans, program of study or class selections prior to registration.
academic drop
Dismissal from the school for academic ineligibility (unsatisfactory academic work).
academic probation
A status resulting from unsatisfactory academic work; a warning that the student must improve academic performance or be dismissed after a specific period of time.
academic year
The period of formal academic instruction, usually extending from August through May. It is divided into fall and spring semesters. Students may also be able to take classes during summer sessions, mini-mesters or intersessions.
ACT
A test published by American College Testing which measures a student's aptitude in mathematical and verbal comprehension and problem solving. Many four-year colleges require students to take this test and submit their test scores when they apply for admission. Some colleges accept this test or the SAT. Most students take the ACT or the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school.
SAT
Scholastic Aptitude Test that measures a student's aptitude in mathematical and verbal comprehension and problem solving. Many colleges require students to take this test and submit their test scores when they apply for admission. Some colleges accept this test or the ACT. Most students take the SAT or the ACT during their junior or senior year of high school.
PSAT/NMSQT
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a practice test that helps students prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The PSAT is usually administered to tenth or eleventh grade students. Although colleges do not see a student's PSAT/NMSQT score, a student who does very well on this test and who meets many other academic performance criteria may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Adds/Drops
Refers to changes of registration in which a student enrolls or stops enrollment in a course.
Alma Mater
The school from which one has graduated, as in "My alma mater is The University of Texas at Arlington."
academic standing
The scholastic standing of a student based on his/her grade point average (GPA).