College Vocabulary 10th Grade Lesson 2
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A four-year school for higher education where students can attend and receive a Bachelor's degree. Traditionally, colleges offered Bachelor's degrees, but today some offer Master's and doctorate degrees.
the land on which the buildings of a college or university are located.
to succeed and be successful, to reach personal goals
a field of work that requires special education, training, or experience.
to establish a plan for yourself and then plan out the steps to take to succeed with that plan.
to fulfill the requirements to earn a degree, passing all classes, and completing all the coursework for the degree so that you can go through graduation and receive your diploma.
a school that includes a number of colleges within it and that offers degrees in many different fields of study.
the subject or area of study in which a student concentrates. Undergraduates usually choose a major after the first two years of general courses in the arts and sciences.
the college or university symbol, such as the Oregon Ducks or the UNC Tarheels.
a teacher at the college or university level.
a building where students live on campus.
room & board
the fees charged by a college for a dorm room (or other living facility) and the meals eaten during the school year.
a person, sort of like an academic counselor, who is assigned to a college student to help the student with their course selection, the college plan for graduation, and anything else that the student may need help with.
after a person graduates from a college or a university, that person is considered to an alumnus of that institution.
a standard application for used by a number of colleges and universities across the country. Students must submit it to the college or colleges to which they want to apply.
a degree awarded by a college or university awarded to an individual for completion of a 4-year program of study in the arts, liberal arts, or humanities.
students whose grades are above a certain level for a semester at a time get on the Dean's List. It is an honor to achieve this status.
the end-of-course tests in college classes.
Grade point average is a system used by many schools for evaluating the overall scholastic performance of students. Grade points are determined by first multiplying the number of hours given for a course by the numerical value of the grade and then dividing the sum of all grade points by the total number of hours carried. The most common system of numerical values for grades is: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, & F = 0.
money that is available from the government, a college, or a private organization to help students pay for their education. Money from grants do not have to be paid back.
money that is borrowed, usually from the state or federal government or from a bank, and that must be paid back with interest.
to look up information about a college, university, or degree of interest
work, usually done on a volunteer basis, that meets some need in a city or community. Colleges want to see on student applications that the student has participated in community service along the way.
activities in which students participate in addition to their classes. Extracurricular activities can be offered inside or outside of school. Colleges also look to see if students have been involved in extracurricular activities along the way.
a first-year student at a high school, college , or university.
a second-year student at a high school, college, or university.
a third-year student at a high school, college, or university.
a fourth-year student at a high school, college, or university.
a school term lasting about 12 weeks.
a school term lasting about 18 weeks.