College Vocabulary 11th 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.
Associate degree is a degree awarded by community colleges upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years.
a degree awarded by a college or university awarded to an individual for completion of a 4-year program of study in liberal arts, arts, or humanities.
a degree from a college or university awarded to an individual for completions of a 4-year program of study in the sciences.
a two-year college that accepts students who are 18-years-old or have graduated from high school. community colleges supply workforce training and basic skills education, prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and offer opportunities for personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which is a form completed by all applicants for federal financial aid.
a course that must be taken as preparation for a more advanced course in the same field. for example, introductory calculus would be a prerequisite for differential mathematics. College catalogs usually indicate whether a course has a prerequisite.
an official publication of a college or university giving information about academic programs, facilities (such as laboratories, dormitories, etc.), entrance requirements, and student life.
core courses are the required courses within a degree and must be completed with a grade of a "C" or better.
courses that are in addition to the core requirements of a program. Students choose electives based on a list specified by their program or in specific approved areas of interest.
degree conferred by an institution of higher learning after the student completes a Bachelor's degree.
often referred to as the "pre-ACT", it is a practice test for the ACT assessment exam. The PLAN test is offered in the sophomore year in high school.
privately supported colleges and universities that do not receive funding support from their state government. University of Southern California (USC), Harvey Mu7dd College, Chapman University, and Mount St. Mary's College are examples of private colleges.
a student who transfers from one college or university to another.
cost of attendance
the total cost of attending a given college including tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation, personal expenses and all other necessary expenses associated with going to that college.
regularly scheduled class sessions of one to five or more credit hours per week during a term. A degree program is made up of required courses and elective courses and varies from institution to institution.
units that institutions use to record the completion of courses of instruction (with grade "C" or better) that are required for an academic degree. The catalog of a college or university defines the number and the kinds of credit hours that are required for its degrees.
diploma or title given by a college, university, or professional school upon completion of a prescribed program of study.
the highest academic degree awarded by a university on students who have completed at least three years of graduate study beyond the Bachelor's and/or Master's degree and who have demonstrated their academic ability in oral and written examinations and through original research presented in the form of a dissertation.
students enrolled in a specific number of course hours, usually at least 12 hours in a semester.
a practice test for the SAT college entrance exam usually taken in the sophomore year of high school.