Back to the topjunior: A third-year student at a secondary school, college, or university.
Back to the toplanguage requirement: A requirement of some graduate programs that students must show basic reading and writing proficiency in a language other than their own to receive a degree.
ECFVG: Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.electives: Courses that may be chosen from any field of study.
Electives give students an opportunity to explore other topics or subjects of interest.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT): A standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.midterm exam: An exam administered after half the academic term has passed that covers all class material up until that point.minor: The student's secondary field of concentration.
Students who decide to pursue a minor will usually complete about five courses in this second field of study.Back to the top Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT): A standardized test for MBA applicants that measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time through education and work.grade/grading system: The evaluation of a student's academic work.grade point average (GPA): The combined average of a student's grades for all academic coursework completed.In the United States, grades are usually assigned in letters and are based on a 4.0 GPA scale.CGFNS: Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.class rank: A number or ratio indicating a student's academic standing in his or her graduating class.A student who ranks first in a class of 100 students would report his or her class rank as 1/100, while a student ranking last would report 100/100.Students should demonstrate their academic ability through oral and written examinations and original research presented in the form of a dissertation.dormitories: Housing facilities on the campus of a college or university reserved for students.A typical dormitory would include student rooms, bathrooms, common rooms, and possibly a cafeteria. Back to the top ECFMG: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.A degree program is made up of a specified number of required and elective courses and varies from institution to institution.credits: Units that most colleges and universities use to record the completion of courses (with passing grades) that are required for an academic degree.Back to the topday student: A student who lives in accommodations that are not administered by the college and are off the campus grounds.Most students pursue one major, but some pursue double majors.major professor/thesis adviser: For research degrees, the professor who works closely with a student in planning and choosing a research plan, in conducting the research, and in presenting the results.The major professor serves as the head of a committee of faculty members who review progress and results.master's degree: Degree awarded upon completion of academic requirements that usually include a minimum of one year's study beyond the bachelor's degree.