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fall semester


In the UW System, the fall semester courses typically begin after Labor Day and end the third week of December.
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term


Definition In A Sentence... Academic Adviser A contact at the university that provides guidance with course selection and degree planning.
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academic probation


A warning that the student's performance has fallen below the institution's requirement for “good academic standing.”
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accreditation


A process of validation in which colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities.
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ace military credit


Based on your military experiences and training, you may have college credit recommendations to apply toward a degree requirement. Actual credit transferred is solely at the discretion of the receiving college or university.
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act


US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.
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admission priority deadline


Applications received prior to this date are guaranteed to be reviewed. Applications received after the priority deadline are not guaranteed to be reviewed; it usually depends on the space available.
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advanced placement


A program that offers college-level course work and exams to high school students. College credit is given based upon the results of a final examination.
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associate's degree


A two-year post-secondary degree. Students who pursue this kind of degree full-time can complete a program in as little as two years— though many choose to go at their own pace. An associate degree translates into the first two years of a bachelor’s degree (freshman and sophomore years.
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audit


Taking a class for no academic credit. Typically, the student can listen in lectures but not participate in labs, papers, projects, or tests.
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