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It is important for college students to understand many terms that will be new to them. Here are some of the most important:

 

ACT –

Adult Basic Education (ABE) –

Assessment –

Certificate –

Co-requisite – A course co-requisite is an additional required course in which must be taken during the same term.  Often times, these courses are listed alternatively as prerequisites.  That means they may have been taken in a prior term as long as a grade of C or better was earned.

that students must complete, usually with a grade of C or better, before they can enroll

Credit –

Credit Hour –

Curriculum –

Degree – Associate Degree

Degree – Bachelor’s Degree

Degree – Doctorate Degree

Degree – Master’s Degree

Developmental Course –

Disability –

Drop –

Elective –

General Education –

Grade Point Average (GPA) –

Financial Aid – Grant

Financial Aid – Loan

Financial Aid – Work Study

Lab –

Lecture –

Lecture/Lab Ratio –

Major –

Minor –

Prerequisite – A course prerequisite for a course  is another course that students must complete, usually with a grade of C or better, before they can enroll.  In some cases, students are given the option of taking the required course concurrently which means as a co-requisite.

Probation –

Quarter –

SAT –

Semester –

Syllabus –

Transcript –

Trimester –

Withdraw –

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