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admission requirements


An institution's specific academic and supplementary requirements for entry to the institution or to a specific program within it
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sending institution


Institution from which a student is transferring, or in a transfer agreement, the institution where course work was completed
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aboriginal students


Learners from Aboriginal communities (First nations, Metis and Inuit)
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accelerated program


Modified delivery model of a regular college postsecondary program,  which enables students to complete the program in a shorter time period by granting credit for previously achieved credits or credentials; also referred to as a compressed intensive or fast track program.
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academic discipline


Grouping of related fields of study in the college or university sector e.g., engineering, arts, architecture, business, technology, health, science and many others
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academic standing


Statement of a student's overall academic performance in an institution; generally used to determine student eligibility for honours, promotion and graduation, etc.; usually expressed as a Grade Point Average (GPA)
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academic term/semester


The period of time (usually between 12 to 18 weeks) during which classes are in session at a college or university. At the end of a term, students are evaluated, and awarded credits for successful completion of each course.
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academic year


A period of time from the beginning of one fall term in September to the beginning of the next fall term, divided into terms or semesters
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accreditation


Certification by an external agency or professional regulatory body that an educational program meets its standards
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admission preference


Under certain conditions, graduates of specific programs have priority to be admitted to other programs, for example, students in collaborative programs (programs offered jointly by two or more partner institutions)
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