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A college student who has not yet earned a degree.
a student who has earned a bachelor's degree and is working toward a master's, doctoral, or professional degree .
A.A (Associate's of Arts Degree)
Two year degree, usually obtained from community college, typically awarded in the arts or humanities classes.
A.S (Associate's of Science Degree)
Two year degree, usually obtained from a community college, typically awarded in mathematics or physical sciences.
B.A. (Bachelor's Degree of Arts)
Degree received after completing the equivalent of 4 years of full-time education, normally rewarded in such majors as literature, history, languages, and other
B.S. (Bachelor's Degree of Science)
Degree received after completing the equivalent of 4 years of full-time education, normally rewarded in such majors as physical and biological sciences, engineering, mathematics, and agriculture.
M.S (Master's Degree of Science)
a degree awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study. Usually takes between 6-8
M.A (Master's Degree of Arts)
a degree awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study. Usually takes between 6-8 years
PhD.(Doctor of Philosophy)-
Also called a doctorate, the highest degree awarded by a graduate school, usually to a person who has completed at least three years of graduate study.
a shorter alternative to a degree, curriculum tends to be compressed and focused almost entirely on the field of study.
Official record of a student's courses and grades.
General Education Development. Equivalent of a high school diploma
Area of study or field of specialization, concentration of courses
Secondary area of study.
A higher education institution usually offering graduate degrees and organized
A two-year school with programs for Associate's degrees, also known
A secondary school teaching a specific skill or trade; such as culinary school, fashion institute, veterinary assistant, etc
the term "tuition" is often used to refer to a fee charged for educational instruction; especially at a formal institution.
refers to funding intended to help students pay educational expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, etc. for education at a college, university, or private schools.
financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit.
to attend a course without receiving academic credit.
financial aid for students or parents; must be repaid, but often not until student finishes studies.
money given to a student to pay for all or part of cost of college; repayment is not required.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid; filed by all seeking aid; used to determine aid eligibility.
cumulative grade point average is 3.5 or higher in all college work attempted. These graduates wear a gold tassel during commencement.
A group of girls or women associated for a common purpose; a sisterhood; A social organization of female students at a college or university; usually identified by Greek letters
An individual men's Greek organization and the term applied to any Greek organization. Some sororities are identified as a fraternity in their official name; others describe themselves as being a "woman's fraternity".
- A Dean's List is a category of students in a college or university who achieve high grades during their stay in an academic term or academic year.
Director of an academic division; each school has a dean; other types include dean of admissions and dean of students.
graduates of a school.
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; taken by students in the 10th or 11th grade as practice for their SAT.
Scholastic Aptitude Test; measures aptitude in mathematics, verbal comprehension and problem solving. Taken by students in their junior and/or senior year of high school. Required by many colleges as a condition of admission.
entrance test for college; covers English, reading, science, and math.
ceremony at the end of the academic year when diplomas are given to graduates
Frequently Asked Questions.
required costs in addition to tuition; fees are typically charged for parking, registration, lab usage, special events and health services.
A course you are required to take before another course can be taken.
courses in philosophy, literature, and art.
studies in subject areas that provide general knowledge (as opposed to technical knowledge); includes, history, languages, literature, philosophy, and social sciences.
symbol adopted by a school as its source of good luck; often an animal.
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