不要让我们的术语绊倒你! Prepare yourself by understanding these commonly used college terms.
Academic Advisor: A faculty or staff member that assists students with developing an educational plan, 帮助确定每学期要修的课程, 回答有关项目/职业的问题, 了解大学的学术政策和程序. 每个学生都有一名学术顾问, students are encouraged to meet with them at least once a semester.
Academic Calendar: There are many dates and deadlines students need to be aware of, 哪些学生可以在校历中找到. Students will also receive an email from the Student Success Center reminding them of those dates. 参见校历 NDSCS.edu/Academics.
Academic Standing学生在学院有学术地位. When students fall below the acceptable grade point average (GPA), 他们会收到学术警告通知, Probation, or Suspension. Students in this situation are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor, the Student Success Center and/or the Financial Aid office to gain a better understanding of how this can impact their success and future at NDSCS. NDSCS.edu/AcademicStanding.
The Alley: The Alley is in the basement of the 赫克特纳学生中心, Wahpeton, ND, 也是举办许多活动和活动的地方.
BAC: NDSCS BAC (Clair T. 布利克活动中心, Wahpeton ND) is where students can attend athletic events and stay healthy themselves by taking advantage of their free membership, 使用室内跑道, wellness center, auxiliary gym, racquetball courts, weight room, and swimming pool.
Bookstore: The NDSCS Bookstore is located in the 赫克特纳学生中心 in Wahpeton, 以及NDSCS-Fargo 155室, 可以在网上访问 NDSCS.edu/Bookstore. Students are able to purchase textbooks, tools, course/school supplies, clothing and gifts.
CAB: The NDSCS CAB (校园活动委员会) is a student group that provides campus entertainment and a wide range of activities for students throughout the year. 欢迎所有NDSCS学生参加CAB活动. 了解更多信息或加入CAB，请访问 NDSCS.edu/CAB.
Commuter Student: Students who take classes on campus, but don’t live on campus.
学分或学时: Each course is assigned a certain number of credits/credit hours, usually corresponding to how often class occurs and how long classes are, 以及课程的难度.
Degree: A degree from NDSCS is awarded when a student meets all applicable program requirements. NDSCS提供文凭、证书和副学士学位. Associate degrees earned at NDSCS includes Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS).
Dining Plan: All students are able to purchase a meal plan through NDSCS dining services – meal plans are required for students living in the residence halls. There are different plans available and are based on how many meals you have each semester. NDSCS.edu/Dining
删除和添加类: There is a grace period at the beginning of each semester when students can add or drop a class(es). Refund eligibility is based on the date on which the drop is effective.
Faculty在大学教授课程的员工. Sometimes referred to as ‘professors’, ‘teachers’, or ‘instructors’.
FERPA: Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects the privacy of student educational records. Students can elect to release certain information to anyone they choose by completing a FERPA Release Form. NDSCS.edu/FERPA
Financial Aid:指任何类型的学生贷款, scholarship, 或者学生获得的帮助支付大学学费的补助金. NDSCS.edu/FinancialAid
GPA:平均绩点. This reflects a student’s cumulative academic achievement for a semester and throughout their time as a student. The GPA is updated after each semester’s grades are finalized and reported.
ITS: The ITS (IT Service) department is located in the 赫克特纳学生中心 in Wahpeton and in NDSCS-Fargo Room 106. 他们为电脑提供支持, email, phone, networking, printers, 以及其他各种各样的技术. They can assist students in gaining access to the Microsoft Office products that might be needed for some classes. NDSCS.edu/ITS
Plagiarism: Copying some or all of someone else’s work and claiming it as your own. Plagiarism is taken seriously in college and could result in an F and/or other disciplinary action.
校长荣誉名单: Recognition for students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credits with letter grades.
Registration: The process of signing up for the classes a student needs to take in the next semester. Students will receive an email in their campus email account letting them know when their registration window begins which is typically the beginning of the month prior to the end of the semester. 发生这种情况(插入日期) NDSCS.edu/RegisterForClasses
Res Life: Res Life (Residential Life) refers to the on-campus housing available at NDSCS in Wahpeton.
Scholarship: A financial award to help students pay for college; students are not required to payback these awards.
学期付款截止日期: The date in which the balance on a student’s account is due. NDSCS students have 24/7 access to their account through CampusConnection > Financial Account tile. Here, students can view their account, check their current balance, and pay their bill. NDSCS.edu/Payment
Syllabus: A general summary of a course handed out to the students at the beginning of a course. These serve as the ‘contract’ between the student and the instructor.
Transfer Credit: Earned credits that can be transferred from one school and applied toward a degree at another.
Tuition:学生每修一个学分的基本费用. 学费根据学生的居住地而定. 学费不包括书本费、杂费、食宿费. NDSCS.edu/costs
Tutor: A peer or professional staff member that has been trained to assist students with specific courses/subjects to bolster success and comprehension. NDSCS.edu/Tutoring
CollegiateParent. 2021. "College Terms You Need to Know: A Complete Guide for Students and Their Parents." CollegiateParent. http://www.collegiateparent.com/student-life/college-terms-you-need-to-know/.