Online Education and Degree Terms
Accreditation: A process by which an educational institution is certified by an official agency or association as maintaining acceptable standards or practices.
Academic Advisor: A campus administrator that assists students with academic or personal needs. An academic advisor may also be a professor.
Bachelor Degree: The academic degree awarded for the completion of undergraduate study. The most common bachelor degrees awarded are the B.S. or the Bachelor of Science and the B.A. Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor degrees are usually completed within four years.
Endowment: The total value of the college or universities investments. The endowment is often used to fund the operations of the college and can determine the amount of financial aid available.
Orientation: Time period before the beginning of an academic semester, trimester or quarter where new students are able to adjust to their new lives on a college or university campus through organized programs. Orientation usually takes place just prior to the beginning of an academic semester, trimester or quarter.
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