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Part-Time Student

Undergraduate: A student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term.

Graduate: A student enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

An award that requires completion of an organized program of study equivalent to 18 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, but does not meet the requirements of a master’s degree.

Post-Master’s Certificate

An award that requires completion of an organized program of study equivalent to 24 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree, but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctor’s level.

Postsecondary Education

An instructional program designed primarily for students who are beyond high school age. This includes programs whose purpose is academic, vocational, and continuing professional education, but excludes adult basic education programs.

Practicum

A type of external learning experience where a student receives practical, general training and experiences in the workplace. Includes student teaching, internships, work-study, cooperative education, and other similar activities.

Prerequisite

A course or competency required prior to entering a program or a course.

Prior Learning Assessment

In many cases credit can be awarded for prior learning through various means of assessment. Policies on credit for prior learning can vary between colleges.

Program/Program of Study

A combination of courses and related activities designed for the attainment of broad educational objectives, as described by the institution.

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