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private institution


Colleges and universities that receive little or no direct financial support from government sources. Also known as independent institutions.
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academic calendar


The period that makes up the school year, usually divided into two terms (semesters), three terms (trimesters), or four terms (quarters).
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rolling admission


A program adopted by many colleges through which admission applications are evaluated upon receipt and applicants are notified of the decision as soon as the application is processed.
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academic adviser


A faculty or staff member who assists students in their selection of academic courses and programs, often providing general counseling as well, although that role is occasionally filled by upperclass students. (See also Internatio nal student adviser.)
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accreditation


The "seal of approval" indicating that an academic institution has been recognized as providing at least an adequate education. There are general regional accrediting agencies and specific academic-area accrediting agencies. It is ve ry important to be sure that the colleges you are interested in are accredited by the appropriate agencies [..]
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achievement tests


These tests are offered by the Educational Testing Service for the College Board. They are designed to measure a candidate's proficiency in a specific subject, such as European history, chemistry, or Latin.
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act assessment


A standardized test offered by American College Testing, required for admission to some American colleges. (See also Scholastic Assessment Test.)
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advanced standing


At many colleges this may be achieved by scoring well on the Advanced Placement tests offered by the College Board or by receiving credit for academic work that is beyond the American secondary school standard. Many international students are able to enter colleges in the United States with advanced standing because most non- American secondary sch [..]
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american college testing


An organization that conducts standardized testing (ACT Assessment) and financial aid need analysis.
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application fee


Fees charged to cover the cost of processing your application. The fees vary from school to school but average $30-$40 for each application. Some colleges may waive this requirement if applicants provide financial documentation est ablishing that their resources do not permit payment of the fee.
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