College Foundation Terms

admissions office
You must complete the process by which you are accepted into college

A.C.T

 

(american college test)required to submit an application and pay a fee
S.A.T
(scholastic aptitude test)most colleges have a min. score you must obtain on the entrance exam
selective admissions
if college dosen’t require a min. score, accepts students with high school diploma, and G.E.D
open admissions
(states itself)but college may still require entrance exam
developmental courses
remedial or transitional. improves your skills in the deficient placement
C.L.E.P

(college level examination program)exam and receive for what you already know

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college catalog
college publication which outlines admissions info., tuition and fees, academic info, calender policies, and regulation standard classifications
assessment
general function was outlined in the previous section
orientation
Program for new students
advising center
full-time administrators that provide assistance with deciding on a major
core cirriculum
major or not your expected to review the college catalog
elective
courses that are not specified for your major
course load;
amount of credit times two
transfer;
exiting one institution and entering another
registration
after advising, enroll officially by completing the registration process
course number
number associated with the course that indicates the difficulty level
drop/add
allows you to drop a class and add another generally within registration and during first week of school
withdraw
with or w/o the professor signature depending on the academic calender
academic calender
highlights important dates such as registration, holidays, mid-term, final exam, 1st and last days to drop/add
transcript
required when transferring of schools and hiring process
G.P.A
(grade point average)
Total quality Points

A=4,A=5

B=3,B=4

C=2,C=3

D=1,D=2

E/f=0,E=1,F=0

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Registrar’s office
evaluate work from college/universities and determine whether you meet graduation qualifications
freshmen
0-29 credit hrs
sophmore
30-59 credit hrs
junior
60-89 credit hrs
senior
90= credit hrs
office of residential housing
applying for a residence hall and submitting any application fees
tuition and fees
charged for every credit hour, variable courses, photo copies are all charged in application
financial aid office
coordinates the distribution of funds such as loans, grants, scholarships, and work study
bursar’s office
(business office)
cashiers office
students record of payments, such as tuition and fees, fines from parking, or library books not returned
purge
failure to pay results in de-enrollment
associates degree
prepare you for entry-level work. such as medical work, child-care, or paralegal
bachelors degree
prepares you for further graduate or professional study in your field or for teaching business, registered nurse, or advertising
certificate programs
often technical or vocational fields can certify you to practice a trade like cosmetology or auto repair
course description;
of what will be taught in courses that are classified by number and title
counselors
source of support , cope with college stressors, snd release your potential
plagirism
stealing work of another without citing as references, quoting, or paraphrasing
syllabus
an outline of what is expected of you in particular course

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