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					PLANNING
10:UNIVERSITY
VOCABULARY
November 17, 2011
Applicant
• 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
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.).
Alumni
• People who have graduated or attended a certain school.
Undergraduate Degree

• The first level of degree a student can receive at
 University is a bachelor's degree (ex. BA, BSc, BEng).
Bachelor’s Degree
• Generally, this is a first degree in an undergraduate
 program. It normally takes four years to complete if you’re
 a full time student
Dean
• The person who acts as the head of a faculty
Degree

• 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
Faculty
• 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.
GPA
• Grade Point
• A numerical value given to letter grades used to rate
 academic performance.
Master’s Degree
• 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.
Major

• 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).
Prerequisite
• A course that must be completed before taking a
 prescribed course.
University Application
• A set requirements you must complete before applying to
 university
PhD

• In most instances this is the designation for most doctoral
 degrees and is the abbreviation for "Doctor of
 Philosophy".
Scholarship
• A student award based on academic merit or excellence.
 Repayment is not required.
Syllabus
• 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.
Term
  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.
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• An official copy of a student's academic record.
Graduated
• Successful completion of a student's academic program.
 The achievement is recognized at a convocation
 ceremony.
Minor

• Minor
• A subject area you may choose to study at the same time
 you study in your major program. Minor programs have
 fewer requirements.

				
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