November 17, 2011
• Anyone who is ready to apply to university or has applied
for admission to the university but has not yet received an
offer of admission
• . In order to be considered for admission, you must submit
an application to the University, pay the application fee,
submit the required academic documents, and submit any
other items that may be required for admission to a
specific program (questionnaire, portfolio, resume, etc.).
• People who have graduated or attended a certain school.
• The first level of degree a student can receive at
University is a bachelor's degree (ex. BA, BSc, BEng).
• Generally, this is a first degree in an undergraduate
program. It normally takes four years to complete if you’re
a full time student
• The person who acts as the head of a faculty
• The academic credential that is awarded to a student who
has completed a particular course of study. There are
three types of degrees: bachelor's degree, master's
degree and doctoral degrees
• A group of related departments or schools.
• Examples: Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts,
Human and Social Development, Humanities, Law,
Graduate Studies, Science, and Social Sciences.
• Grade Point
• A numerical value given to letter grades used to rate
• Students working towards this designation (ex. MA, MSc,
MBA, etc) are called "graduate students." Usually, this is
the degree earned after a bachelor's degree that
precedes a doctoral degree.
• Your area of specialization within in a degree program (ex.
You may be working towards a BA degree with a major in
Pacific and Asian Studies).
• A course that must be completed before taking a
• A set requirements you must complete before applying to
• In most instances this is the designation for most doctoral
degrees and is the abbreviation for "Doctor of
• A student award based on academic merit or excellence.
Repayment is not required.
• At the beginning of a course the professor will give you a
syllabus, or course outline, which will include information
on what you will study, when assignments are due, and
how grades will be assigned.
A unit of time within a session. A term in the Winter
Session consists of 13 weeks. In the Summer Session, the
terms vary in length from around 3 weeks to the same
length as a Winter Session term.
• An official copy of a student's academic record.
• Successful completion of a student's academic program.
The achievement is recognized at a convocation
• A subject area you may choose to study at the same time
you study in your major program. Minor programs have