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College Lingo Updated

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Terms to Know
Connect with Us
Student Academic


Main Building 1.402
Academic Course Schedule
: A listing of all classes being offered throughout the semester identifying the course instructor, location, day(s), and time(s). Students can view the course schedule online at utb.edu/courses.
: Refers to any changes made to a student's class schedule during the Add/Drop period. The Add/Drop period is scheduled by the Registrar's Office. Students can view the Important Dates schedule at www.utb.edu/calendars.
Credit Hour
: A unit of measurement used to determine college credit earned.
Student Academic Standing
UTB Academic Advising Center
Main Line: 956-882-8232
Emergencies: 956-882-2222
Email: Police@utb.edu
College Lingo
University Terms Freshmen Should Know
Common Terms and Definitions
Academic standing for a student with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.


Academic standing for a student with an overall GPA below 2.0.

Academic standing for a student who was previously on probation but failed to meet academic requirements for current semester.

Main 1.402
Insight Advising http://insightadvising.utb.edu
Spring 2015

Dec. 29 Registration Deadline
Jan. 12 First Class Day
Jan. 7-13 Add/Drop
Jan. 19 MLK Holiday
Jan. 28 Official Record Date
Mar. 9-14 Spring Break
Mar. 26 Deadline to Withdraw
May 2 Last Class Day
May 4-9 Final Exams
May 9 Commencement
May 12 Grades Available

Degree Audit
: A computer-generated analysis that enables the student and the advisor to assess the student's academic progress on their program of study.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
: The average of all earned grades at UTB and other universities/ colleges. A student's GPA is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted.
Program of Study
: Also known as a degree plan; an official document listing all courses and academic requirements for graduation.

: The record of a student's academic courses and grades. Official copy of a transcript can be requested from the Registrar's Office for a $5 fee. Unofficial copies can also be requested from the Registrar's Office, free of charge, or obtained from UTB Online.

BLACKBOARD: Online portal where students can view course syllabi, assignments, grades, and documents. It may also be used to communicate with professors and classmates. Students can access BlackBoard at Myutb.blackboard.com

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Online application widely used by universities to determine a student's eligibility for Pell Grant funds, scholarships, and student loans. Students can access the FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov

The Collegian: UTB's weekly student newspaper, may be found online at ww.utbcollegian.com.
ACADEMIC ADVISING SPECIALIST: Professional who can help with course recommendations, chart your academic progress, and fill out a degree plan. Students can contact the Academic Advising Center at academicadvising@utb.edu

Bachelor's Degree: Also known as a baccalaureate degree, the bachelor's is an academic degree consisting of a minimum of 120 credit hours. The degree includes the required General Education Core and courses in the field of study, and is usually completed in four years.

Full-Time Student: An undergraduate student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters and/or 6 credit hours in the Summer semesters. Students should complete 30 credit hours per year to graduate within 4 years.

Freshman: Classification for a student who has been admitted to UTB and has earned less than 30 semester credit hours.

Undergraduate Student: Student who has not yet earned a bachelor's degree.

Major/Degree: Field of study in which you are declared. For example: Biology, Psychology, Kinesiology, etc.

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