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academic year


The period of formal academic instruction, usually extending from September to May. Depending on the institution, it may be divided into terms of varying lengths: semesters, trimesters, or quarters.
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accreditation


Approval of colleges, universities, and secondary schools by nationally recognized professional associations. Institutional accreditation affects the transferability of credits from one institution to another before a degree program is completed and the continuation from one degree level to the next level.
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baccalaureate degree


The degree of "bachelor" conferred upon graduates of most U.S. colleges and universities.
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bachelor's degree


Degree conferred by a college or university after the student has completed a certain number of undergraduate credits. Usually a bachelor's degree takes four years to earn, and it is a prerequisite for graduate studies.
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campus


Where the buildings of a college or university are located.
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college catalog


An official publication of a college or university giving information about academic programs, facilities (such as laboratories, dormitories, etc.), entrance requirements, and student life. Core requirements Courses required for completion of the degree. Course Regularly scheduled class sessions of one to or more hours per week during a term. A deg [..]
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degree


Diploma or title conferred by a college, university, or professional school upon completion of a prescribed program of studies.
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doctorate


The highest academic degree conferred by a university on students who have completed at least three years of graduate study beyond the bachelor's and/or master's degree and who have demonstrated their academic ability in oral and written examinations and through original research presented in the form of a dissertation.
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fees


An amount charged by schools, in addition to tuition, to cover costs of institutional services.
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freshman


A first-year student at a high school, college, or university.
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