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sending institution


The institution from which you are transferring.
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student services


The department that is responsible for maintaining all student records, admitting all students, maintaining the registration system, administering financial assistance, etc.
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academic program


A program of study, usually involving theoretical knowledge and research, and usually leading to a certificate, diploma, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree.
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admission requirement(s)


Prerequisites that must be complete to qualify for admission to a program.
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aegrotat


An unclassified degree which a student may receive based on satisfactory term marks but which the student has been unable to complete due to demonstrated exceptional circumstances, e.g. illness, death in the family, etc.
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application


The formal way of notifying a post-secondary institution that you want to be a student there.
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apprenticeship


paid, work-based training usually combined with post-secondary education. Typically, about 80-85% of an apprenticeship is made up from work-based training and the other 15-20% is made up from technical training taken in a classroom and shop setting. Apprenticeship lengths can range from one to five years, but most require four years to complete.
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assessment


An evaluation of a student’s ability in a particular area.
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associate degree


The degree awarded after a two-year period of study which can be either terminal (vocational) or transfer (the first two years of a bachelor’s degree).
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articulation


The system used by post-secondary institutions to determine which courses at one institution are effectively the same as those offered at another. This helps students move throughout the BC post-secondary system. (For example, NIC’s English 212 articulates with UVic’s English 202.)
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