Final Exam: College Readiness
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Recognition of a college or university by an outside agency indicating that the institution has been judged to meet established standards of quality.
Institution that only offers associate and bachelor degrees or a subdivision of a university that offers both bachelor and advanced degrees.
Placement exam used by many community colleges as part of the entrance process.
Book or online listing published by a postsecondary institution describing requirements for admission, degrees, services, and course offerings.
Common App (Common Application)
An online form that is used by more than 400 private colleges and universities.
ACT (American College Testing)
College entrance exam that tests proficiency in English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing, and is usually taken during junior year or fall of senior year.
AP (Advanced Placement)
Advanced courses taken in high school using a national curriculum ending with a nationally-administered exam. Students with high scores on these exams may be awarded college credit by their college.
A college degree that is typically earned in two years and typically requires a minimum of 90 credits. There are two types: Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences (AS). They are often referred to as the "Transfer Degree" as they allow students to complete a program of study similar to the first two years of a four-year college.
Bachelor Degree (Baccalaureate)
College degree granted after completing a course of study normally requiring four or five years. A student may earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or BS (Bachelor of Science) Degree.
Both male and female graduates
When a student formally registers and pays for it and attends class sessions, but earns no credit and has no obligation to complete homework projects or take tests.
Two-year postsecondary institution offering instruction adapted in content, level, and schedule to meet the needs of the community in which it is located. Offerings include transfer and occupational curriculum.
This is group of colleges that offer joint programs that allow students to share facilities and course offerings at member campuses.
The number of hours the student is permitted to schedule in a given semester or quarter.
Titles given to college graduates upon completion of the program: Two-year (Associate), four-year (Bachelor), as well as advanced (Master or Doctoral).
On a college campus, this is often synonymous with a major. It usually refers to a field of study.
Highest academic degree awarded by a college or university for advanced graduate study. This can take 5 or more years after a Bachelor's/ Master's to complete.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
This is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
EDP (Educational Development Portfolio)
An individualized collection of assessments, goals, accomplishments, and tools for a student's post-secondary experience.
A student who has earned a Bachelor's Degree and is continuing college to earn a Master's or Doctorate degree.
Scholarships and grants that do not require repayment.
This term refers to fraternities and sororities on campus.
This program allows a student to earn credit through self-designed course work, which is usually planned and evaluated by a faculty member
This is an applicant whose parents or grandparents are graduates of the college that the student is applying to.
Course of study intended to expose a student to a broad sampling of academic studies. Reasoning, writing, and speaking skills are stressed.
lower division student
Freshman or sophomore in college (usually defined as being under a certain number of credits).
Subject area in which a student specializes.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
This is a requirement for all students seeking federal financial aid. Most colleges require it, and in many states, completion is also sufficient to establish eligibility for state-sponsored aid programs.
EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
The number resulting from financial information provided in the FAFSA application. This typically indicates the minimum the student's family will be expected to pay, based on financial need.
Degree conferred for completion of a specified program of study after the bachelor's degree, usually involving one or two years of additional study.
Where students take course work that is not as extensive as that in a major, and may be in a different subject.
Policy of admitting all applicants regardless of high school grades or admission test scores.
Refers to all educational programs for students past high-school age; it includes community and technical colleges and job training programs as well as baccalaureate colleges and universities.
A course that includes job-related activities and stresses the practical application of theory in a field of study.
A college that is not supported by public tax dollars.
Online application form used by some private colleges to determine financial aid eligibility. It is typically used in addition to the FAFSA.
This person is the senior (highest ranking) academic administrator in a college.
Person who maintains the academic records.
Financial aid that includes work and loans needing to be repaid.
Loans that have interest paid by the government while the student is attending college. Repayment is deferred until after graduation.
This is equivalent to ensuring one's job on a campus. It means you have someone who has been at the school for a while and been judged, by a committee of their peers and the academic dean, to be an essential member of the faculty and campus community.
College student who has not yet received a bachelor degree.
Postsecondary institution composed of one or more bachelor programs together with graduate and professional programs.
RA (resident advisor)
Usually an undergraduate student, this person is in charge of smaller sections of a residence hall. You can go to them for help with adjusting to college, problems with your roommates, and advice on just about anything.
ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)
This combines military education with college study leading to a bachelor's degree. For students who commit themselves to future service in the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines, there is usually an offer of financial aid.
SAR (Student Aid Report)
Personalized report from the FAFSA regarding financial aid status.
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
College entrance exam that tests proficiency in math, critical reading, and writing.
TA (Teaching Assistant)
Often the same thing as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), this person is often a graduate student who helps out in your classes. They made grade papers, lead seminar discussions, and sometimes teach classes.
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