Academic Advisor: A faculty member who helps and advises students on academic matters, such as planning their academic career
Academic Probation: A status or a period in which students with a very low GPA must improve their academic performance. Failing to do so may lead to being dismissed from the school, ultimately ejecting from the US. Students may also face disciplinary probation for non-academic reasons.
Academic Year: The period of the year during which students attend school or university
Accreditation: If an educational qualification or institution is accredited, it is officially declared to be of an approved standard.
ACT (American College Testing): A standardized test used for college admissions in the US.
Add/Drop: The period at the beginning of a term when students can sign up for new courses and drop courses for which they were previously registered without an instructor’s permission.
AP (Advanced Placement): A program in the US that offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credits to students who obtain high scores on the examinations.
Associate Degree: Completion of an associate degree indicates the student has completed a course of study equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.