Income-eligible students may be able to waive or reduce college application fees and related ACT/SAT fees. Check The College Board ( and/or the college directly for more info about fee waiver options.
Most college/universities award a "bachelor's degree" when the student completes his/her required coursework and graduates.
a measure of how a student's GPA compares to others students in the same graduating class( e.g "Top 10% ","Top 25%"
The terms can both represent four year post secondary schools .
Many college/ universities use this system , a basic college application that can be used for multiple schools.
Is the grade point average (GPA) of core classes not electives
is a more detailed financail aid application than the FAFSA and is required by some , but not all, colleges/universities
Some colleges/universities offer early action deadlines, by which students their full application before the regular deadline. If accepted the student does not have to commit to attending school.
is similar to early action but the student is accepted to the college / university, it is a binding and the agreement and the student that school.
Most college/ university require essays as part of the application.
the form to be completed to determine a students eligibility for federal finacail aid.
Some colleges require students to submit their final transcript.
is a college applicant whose parents/ legal guardian did not complete bachelors degree. If an older sibling completed a bachelors degree the applicant would still be a first-generation college student.
Universities that offer advanced degrees award upon completion. Students must finish their undergraduate coursework before beginning a graduate degree program.
Can include students of all races but primarily serves African Americans.
Refers to colleges with a focus and core curriculum that includes classes in the arts, humanities, social science, and sciences.
Scholarships, grants, and discounts that colleges can award to admitted students without regard to financial need. may be based on specific achievements.
Colleges that do not consider college applicant financial needs when deciding admittance use a need aware policy consider financial aid needs as part of the admission process.
Many college application require recommendation letters about the applicant from a teacher and guidance counselor.
Some colleges offer a wide time-frame rather than a specific deadline date for students to submit their application and receive acceptance status
Each college has a different SAT and ACT college code number.
Includes information about the students class rank, GPA, academic courses, attendance rate, and any discipline incidents It may also include letters of recommendation from the counselors or teachers
if an applicant qualifies based on FAFSA information, the U.S government pays for any interest
Primarily offers degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on fine and preforming arts, business, or engineering.
are typically schools that offer two year degrees in specific employment preparation skills
awarded when a student completes their four year college also referred to as bachelors degree

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