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Courses taken in college are measured in terms of credit hours. To earn one credit hour, a student must attend a class for one hour per week for the whole semester. The average class is 3-4 credits.
A full-time student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in a semester. A part-time student is enrolled in less than 12 credit hours in a semester.
A required course taken in preparation for another course. Ex: Intro to Chemistry is taken prior to Organic Chemistry.
Public colleges are run by the state or other government agency and are managed by public boards. Governments do not run private colleges and they are privately funded. Private colleges may be currently or historically religiously affiliated. Ex. Public School is U of M. Private School is U of D Mercy.
A permanent record of all the classes you take and grades you earn while in high school or college. It may also show any honors or awards you receive.
The amount colleges charge for each hour of class time. Tuition does not include the cost of books, fees, room, or board (food). Tuition charges also vary from college to college. Ex. Tuition at U of M = $29,000
A student pursuing his/her first, associate's, or bachelor's degree.
These schools can offer bachelor's and master's degrees, but most offer associate's degrees or certificates in office management, medical assistance, cosmetology, dental hygiene, computer systems engineering, music and film. Ex. University of Phoenix
This association determines student eligibility to participate in Division I-III collegiate level athletics upon review of their high school transcript.
College Counselor/Academic Advisor
This person will help you choose high school courses, review the requirements for your chosen career, and help with any problems. Ex. Mr. Silverman
Any program of study or degree program for high school graduates or people with General Education Development (GED) certificates.
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. (History, Philosophy, English, Science, Math)
A local or national organization of male students, primarily for social purposes, usually with secret initiation and rites and a name composed of two or three Greek letters; sometimes related to commonality in academic discipline. Ex. Alpha Chi Alpha
A local or national organization of female students, primarily for social purposes, usually with secret initiation and rites and a name composed of two or three Greek letters; sometimes related to commonality in academic discipline. Ex. Alpha Chi Omega
A temporary job, paid or unpaid, usually in the field of your major. You may be able to receive college credit for an internship.
A student who isn't an official resident of the state where a public university is located. Tuition at public universities is less expensive for residents. Ex. Someone from Asia who comes to school at U of M.
Time set aside by professors or teaching assistants for students to visit their office and ask questions or discuss the course they teach. Your professor or teaching assistant will tell you at the beginning of the term when and where office hours will be every week.
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.
Found online and is accepted by more than 400 colleges and universities. The information requested by Colleges in their application is, in most cases, broadly similar. The Supplemental Section is the portion of the Common Application in which colleges can ask specific questions relevant to their school.
Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)
Most colleges consider letter grades and GPAs in admissions. Based on a 4.0 system. A= 4.0, B= 3.0 C= 2.0
SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test (Original title)
A standardized test widely used for college admissions that measures student ability in critical reading, writing and mathematics, with scores of 200-800 in reading and writing section, and mathematics section
American College Testing - a standardized college admissions test developed by ACT, Inc., measuring English, mathematics, reading, and science skills; scores range from 1-36.
Institute of Technology: A school that specializes in STEM subjects such as engineering, physics, chemistry, and math.
Liberal arts college
A college where students are free to study a wide variety of different subjects during their undergraduate years Ex. Marygrove College
A school that specializes in career readiness in fields such as hairdressing, cosmetology, and auto mechanics. Ex. Myas Salon
A higher education institution that includes many different schools—such as a college of nursing and a college of business—and that has graduate students. Ex. Wayne State
Statements or letters of endorsement written on a student's behalf during the college application process
A service by the college admissions office for prospective students, allowing them to visit various campus buildings, meet key institutional personnel, and get a firsthand look at campus life.
The college catalogue provides a detailed overview of an institution, including its mission, programs, costs, admissions requirements, faculty and administration, and more.
A college that you have a chance of getting into, but your test scores, GPA and/or class rank are a bit on the lower side when you look at the school's profile. The top U.S. colleges and universities should always be considered reach schools. Ex. Harvard university
A college in which your academic credentials make you competitive for admission. Your GPA, standardized test scores, and class rank fall within the average range for that particular school.
A college where you clearly meet the admission requirements: minimum GPA, test scores, etc. It's important, though, that the school also be one that you would want to attend, should you not gain admission to more selective colleges. Ex. Wayne State
Room & board
The cost of a room in a dormitory and a dining hall meal plan at a college or university. Ex. U of M's Room & Board costs = $10,000
This is the percentage of students who remain enrolled as members of the college community and persist toward graduation.
An academic extracurricular activity in which students assist professors or work independently on an experimental project, adding insight to the academic community; Involves gathering, assessing and presenting information in your own words.
The undergraduate degree offered by four-year colleges and universities. Ex. Bachelor's Of Art.
A degree higher than a bachelor's but lower than a doctorate in which one focuses on one particular subject with the goal of expertise or mastery. Ex. Masters of Arts
The highest level of academic degree; Takes an average of 8.2 years to complete; Ph. D = Doctor of Philosophy (not limited to philosophy); M. D. = Medical Doctor, etc. ex. Doctorate of Arts
High school coursework requirements
The required and preferred high school courses college admissions teams look for on a prospective student's transcript (4 years of English, 2 years of foreign language, etc.)
A set of courses or specific requirements as defined by the individual school, included but not limited to major and core classes.
A focus within a specific academic major
An undergraduate student who completes two sets of degree requirements. Sometimes, one broader major like Business will overlap with a related but more specialized major like Accounting. In this case, it's sensible to double major. A student can double major in a field of study of his or her choice, regardless of relatability. Ex. Majoring in both philosophy & math
The number of students who attend a school or university divided by the number of teachers in the institution. Ex. U of M's is 15:1
The percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. For example, for a four-year degree program, entering students who complete within six years are counted as graduates. Ex. U of M's is 90.4%
First generation college student
The first person in student's immediate family to attend college-ie: neither of student's parents have a college degree.
A student who is responsible for supervising and assisting other, typically younger, students who live in the same residence hall.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
This program can help college students pay for their education. In return for scholarship money, students agree to serve in the military.
How long does it take to complete a Bachelor's Degree?
How long does it take to complete a Associate's Degree?
College credits are measured in....
How many credits are required to become a full-time student?
What is an example of a degree that can be earned at a community college?
What is the name for a college students who hasn't received a bachelor's degree yet?
Which of the following is a doctoral/doctorate degree?
The teachers/professors at a school/college/university are knows as....
An official record of your classes, credits, and grades...
The highest level of academic degrees you can get...
The primary area of study that you focus on in your undergraduate studies...
degree that you get from a community college is...
an associate's degree
A graduate student is what you call someone who has what degree?
What is the level of degree is PharmD?
A student would pursue their undergraduate degree in...
a college or university
Starting with HS, what is the order of educational degrees from least-greatest
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