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College and Career Vocabulary
Vocabulary from the career magazine: Within My Reach
Terms in this set (46)
A degree such as a master's, doctorate or professional degree
Hands-on training in a career that allows you to earn money while you learn.
A degree granted by two-year colleges
A degree earned after about four years of college.
Where your college classes, buildings and teachers are located.
A trip to a college or university to learn more about the school
A type of school you attend after High School that offers a degree. Universities are often referred to as a "college."
College Admissions Test
A test often required by four-year colleges to help determine which students to admit to their school. The most common tests are the ACT and SAT
An event where people from colleges gather to talk with students and parents.
Schools that prepare students for certain jobs or to transfer to a four-year college
Community Service Learning
Helping in your Community as part of a college class
Cost of Attendance
The total amount it will cost a student to go to college. Typically included are such items as tuition and fees,room and board, and estimates of such expenses as books, transportation, medical, day care and dependents' allowances.
A measure of how much a class is worth. You need a certain number of credits to graduate from high school and college
What you get after you graduate from a college, like an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.
An on-campus building where students live during the school year. Also called a "dorm" or "residence hall"
Money to help pay for college
Financial Aid event
An event where college financial aid staff help students and parents understand how financial aid works.
The difference between the price of attending a post secondary institution and the family's ability to pay for those costs.
Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
A form used to apply for financial aid
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The average of a student's grades, typically based on a four-point scale.
Money for college from the government that does not have to be repaid
Any education after high school. It's also referred to as "postsecondary" or "college"
Real-world experience related to your major that can give you college credit, mentors,references and might lead to a job
Money college students or their parents borrow to help pay for college. It must be repaid with interest, even if the student doesn't graduate.
An area of study that you focus on while in college. Students usually major in an area they might like to work in some day.
An older person who gives support and guidance to a younger person.
Joining the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard or Coast Guard. This can earn you money to pay for college.
An area of study that you can pursue, but it is not your major focus of study
Any education after high school. This is often called "higher education" or "college"
Funding for the school generally comes from tuition, fees and private sources
Funding for the school generally comes from the state government
An agreement that allows students to attend participating universities and colleges in a neighboring state at reduced tuition
A summary of a person's skills, activities and work experience often used when applying for a job
Room and Board
Housing costs (room) and what its costs for meals (board) during the school year.
The amount of money a person makes per year
Putting money aside for future use
Money given to college students because of a special achievement, ability or background. It does not have to be repaid
A person at school who helps students prepare for college and careers
Colleges that offer employment courses and programs which teach specific knowledge and skills leading to certain jobs.
A hands-on career that requires a high level of training and skills
A record of your academic progress
What it costs to take classes and use certain facilities at college. Tuition does not include room and board, books and other fees.
A person who helps students with their school work
Any college student without a bachelor's degree
A type of school you attend after high school that offers a degree and a wide variety of majors, Universities are often referred to as "college"
Jobs offered through a college a funded by the government to help students pay for college
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