Terms Frequently used In College
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Specialization in one academic discipline or field of study.
This refers to the September-June school year.
An unofficial copy of the student's transcript which the student may print off WebAdvisor.
ANGEL is a Web-based tool that makes online teaching and learning accessible for everyone. Using ANGEL instructors can easily distribute course content such as syllabi, course materials, links to articles, slideshows and multi-media. Instructors can use ANGEL features such as the discussion forum, quiz/survey tools, course mail and drop boxes to encourage student participation and collaboration.
This is a registration option that allows students to attend lectures and discussions, but do not receive credits or agrade for the course. Students must register and pay regular tuition/fees. Instructor approval is required.
Certificates of Completion, Competence, and Achievement
Certificates awarded after completion of prescribed coursework. These certificates provide short-term training or job upgrading.
A course that should be taken within the same semester with another course.
An outline that instructors use as a guide to explain the course, provide office contact information (location, phone number, office hours), required text and other materials, assignments, grading policy, attendance, tardiness, course expectations, acceptable classroom behavior, and other policies.
A unit of measure used to determine the number of hours per week required in a lecture or lab course.
A grading option similar to "pass or fail" rather than a letter grade. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis must not be part of the general education and major requirements. Counselor approval required. Selected within established deadlines.
A group of courses required for a particular program of study.
English for Students of Other Languages courses provide comprehensive skills in reading, writing, speaking, and preparation for academic college study for students whose first language is not English.
Full-time enrollment is enrollment in 12 or more credits, usually about 4 courses. Part-time enrollment is enrollment in 11 or less credits.
Courses which are independent of time and location. Rather than gathering in the classroom, students meet online and communicate with the instructor and classmates through e-mail and/or the World Wide Web. Some courses have specific requirements for face to face meetings. Students are required to have an e-mail address and access to a Web browser, such as Netscape or Internet Explorer.
DeSales closes for two days in October to provide students an opportunity to prepare for finals without scheduled classes. For 2009, pacer weekend is October 10, 11, 12, and 13.
Permanent Academic Record
A transcript of all course work that includes grades, degrees awarded, select academic honors awarded, academic sanctions, etc.
Knowledge, skills, course, or other requirements that must be taken prior to enrollment in a particular course.
Knowledge, skills, course, or other requirements not required but highly recommended for success in the course.
Period of enrollment in a set of classes.
Transfer of Credits
Credits students can have transferred from one college to another. The receiving college shall determine applicability of transfer credits to its programs.
Official evaluation of courses and credits from another college.
WebAdvisor is a secure web interface that allows guests, students, faculty and staff of DeSales University to access and/or update information on a shared integrated database, Datatel's Colleague. For students, this information includes grades, transcripts, class schedules, financial aid, account profiles, address change and registration. For faculty, this information includes class schedules, class rosters, entering grades and information on your advisees, such as their grades, email, and telephone.Access to confidential information is controlled through the use of a username and password. Students will be notified of their account information when they are admitted to the University.
Classes officially dropped during this period will appear on the student's permanent academic record with a "W" notation. The "W" does not affect the grade point ratio but indicates that the student attempted and withdrew from the course prior to its completion. Check semester calendar for deadlines.