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academic advisement plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or a trained adviser, who, through regular meetings, helps the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and vocational goals
accelerated program completion of a college program of study in fewer than the usual number of years, most often by attending summer sessions and carrying extra courses during the regular academic term
admitted student applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program at the institution
adult student services admission assistance, support, orientation, and other services expressly for adults who have started college for the first time, or who are re-entering after a lapse of a few years
American Indian or Alaska Native a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America (including Central America), and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment
applicant (first-time, first year) an individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of the following actions: admission, nonadmission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution)
application fee that amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student's application for acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees, nor is it refundable if the student is not admitted to the institution.
Asian a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent (including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Maylasia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
associate degree an award that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time equivalent college work
awarded aid the dollar amounts offered to financial aid applicants
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bachelor's degree an award (baccalaureate or equivalent degree, as determined by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education) that normally requires at least four years but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor's degrees conferred in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program. (A cooperative plan provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government; thus, it allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies.) Also, it includes bachelor's degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years
Black or African American a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa
board (charges) assume average cost for 19 meals per week or the maximum meal plan
books and supplies (costs) average cost of books and supplies. Do not include unusual costs for special groups of students (e.g., engineering or art majors), unless they constitute the majority of students at the institution.
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calendar system the method by which an institution structures most of its courses for the academic year
career and placement services a range of services, including (often) the following: coordination of visits of employers to campus; aptitude and vocational testing; interest inventories, personal counseling; help in resume writing, interviewing, launching the job search; listings for those students desiring employment and those seeking permanent positions; establishment of a permanent reference folder; career resource materials.
Carnegie unit one year of study or the equivalent in a secondary school subject
certificate See postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma
class rank the relative numerical position of a student in his or her graduating class, calculated by the high school on the basis of grade-point average, whether weighted or unweighted
cohort a group of individuals having a statistical factor (as age or class membership) in common in a demographic study <example: a cohort of premedical students>. Each freshman class constitutes a cohort
college-preparatory program courses in academic subjects (English, history and social studies, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and the arts) that stress preparation for college or university study
common application the standard application form distributed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for a large number of private colleges who are members of the Common Application Group
Common Data Set (CDS) a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Thomson Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report; a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database (source:http://www.commondataset.org/)
community service program referral center for students wishing to perform volunteer work in the community or participate in volunteer activities coordinated by academic departments
commuter a student who lives off campus in housing that is not owned by, operated by, or affiliated with the college. This category includes students who commute from home and students who have moved to the area to attend college.
contact hour a unit of measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students. Also referred to as clock hour.
continuous basis (for program enrollment) a calendar system classification that is used by institutions that enroll students at any time during the academic year. For example, a cosmetology school or a word processing school might allow students to enroll and begin studies at various times, with no requirement that classes begin on a certain date.
cooperative housing college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing in which students share room and board expenses and participate in household chores to reduce living expenses
cooperative (work-study plan) program a program that provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government
counseling service activities designed to assist students in making plans and decisions related to their education, career, or personal development
course-offering department workload instructional activity (measured in student credit hours) attributed to the department offering the course, as indicated by the course subject code
credit recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award
credit course a course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award
credit hour a unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester or trimester system or a 10-week period in a quarter system. It is applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.
cross-registration a system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another institution without having to apply to the second institution
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deferred admission the practice of permitting admitted students to postpone enrollment, usually for a period of one academic term or one year
degree an award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of studies
degree-seeking students students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in vocational or occupational programs.
demographics the statistical characteristics of human populations (such as age or income)
differs by program (calendar system) a calendar system classification that is used by institutions that have occupational/vocational programs of varying length. These schools may enroll students at specific times depending on the program desired. For example, a school might offer a two-month program in January, March, May, September, and November; and a three-month program in January, April, and October.
diploma See postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma
distance learning an option for earning course credit at off-campus locations via cable television, internet, satellite classes, videotapes, correspondence courses, or other means
doctoral degree the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. The doctoral degree classification includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in any field such as agronomy, food technology, education, engineering, public administration, ophthalmology, or radiology. For the Doctor of Public Health degree, the prior degree is generally earned in the closely related field of medicine or in sanitary engineering.
double major program in which students may complete two undergraduate programs of study simultaneously
dual enrollment a program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still enrolled in high school. Students are not required to apply for admission to the college in order to participate.
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ETHENRL report available through the IRINFO Report Generator that covers enrollment by major, student level, full time/part time, gender and race or ethnicity
early action plan an admission plan that allows students to apply and be notified of an admission decision well in advance of the regular notification dates. If admitted, the candidate is not committed to enroll; the student may reply to the offer under the college's regular reply policy.
early admission a policy under which students who have not completed high school are admitted and enroll full time in college, usually after completion of their junior year
early decision plan a plan that permits students to apply and be notified of an admission decision (and financial aid offer if applicable) well in advance of the regular notification date. Applicants agree to accept an offer of admission and, if admitted, to withdraw their applications from other colleges. There are three possible decisions for early decision applicants: admitted, denied, or not admitted but forwarded for consideration with the regular applicant pool, without prejudice.
English as a Second Language (ESL) a course of study designed specifically for students whose native language is not English.
exchange student program-domestic any arrangement between a student and a college that permits study for a semester or more at another college in the United States without extending the amount of time required for a degree. See also Study abroad.
external degree program a program of study in which students earn credits toward a degree through independent study, college courses, proficiency examinations, and personal experience. External degree programs require minimal or no classroom attendance.
extracurricular activities (as admission factor) special consideration in the admissions process given for participation in both school and nonschool-related activities of interest to the college, such as clubs, hobbies, student government, athletics, performing arts, etc.
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FTE full-time equivalent: the results achieved when a calculation is used to determine how many full-time enrollments are represented by enrolled hours of part-time students
faculty rank a faculty member's relative standing or position, or grade of official standing among the hierarchy of his or her peers, intended to reflect his or her degree or position of dignity, eminence, or excellence <instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor>
financial aid applicant any applicant who submits any one of the institutionally required financial aid applications/forms, such as the FAFSA
financial need as determined by your institution using the federal methodology and/or your institution's own standards
first professional certificate (postdegree) an award that requires completion of an organized program of study designed for persons who have completed the first professional degree. Examples could be refresher courses or additional units of study in a specialty or subspecialty.
first professional degree an award in one of the following fields: Chiropractic (DC, DCM), dentistry (DDS, DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), rabbinical and Talmudic studies (MHL, Rav), Pharmacy (BPharm, PharmD), podiatry (PodD, DP, DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), law (LLB, JD), divinity/ministry (BD, MDiv).
first-time student a student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before graduation from high school).
first-time, first-year (freshman) student a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).
first-year student a student who has completed less than the equivalent of 1 full year of undergraduate work; that is, less than 30 semester hours (in a 120-hour degree program) or less than 900 contact hours
freshman a first-year undergraduate student
freshman/new student orientation orientation addressing the academic, social, emotional, and intellectual issues involved in beginning college. May be a few hours or a few days in length; at some colleges, there is a fee.
full-time student (undergraduate) a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits, 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term
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geographical residence (as admission factor) special consideration in the admission process given to students from a particular region, state, or country of residence
grade-point average (academic high school GPA) the sum of grade points a student has earned in secondary school divided by the number of courses taken. The most common system of assigning numbers to grades counts four points for an A, three points for a B, two points for a C, one point for a D, and no points for an E or F. Unweighted GPAs assign the same weight to each course. Weighting gives students additional points for their grades in advanced or honors courses.
graduate student a student who holds a bachelor's or first professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level.
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HS GPA high school grade-point average. See grade-point average (academic high school GPA)
health services free or low cost on-campus primary and preventive health care available to students.
high school diploma or recognized equivalent a document certifying the successful completion of a prescribed secondary school program of studies, or the attainment of satisfactory scores on the Tests of General Educational Development (GED), or another state-specified examination
Hispanic/Latino a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race
honors program any special program for very able students offering the opportunity for educational enrichment, independent study, acceleration, or some combination of these
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IRINFO Institutional Research's report generator used primarily for retrieving enrollments and student credit hours for a selected term by student campus, student level, major, full-time/part-time status, in-state/out-of-state tuition status, sex, and race/ethnicity. Users may chose data aggregations by university, college, or individual major. See the IRINFO Report Generator page for more information.
indebtedness aggregate dollar amount borrowed through any loan programs (federal, state, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, etc.; excluding parent loans) while the student was enrolled at an institution. Student loans co-signed by a parent are assumed to be the responsibility of the student and should be included.
independent study academic work chosen or designed by the student with the approval of the department concerned, under an instructor's supervision, and usually undertaken outside of the regular classroom structure
in-state tuition the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements
institutional and external funds endowment, alumni, or external monies for which the institution determines the recipient or the dollar amount awarded
international student See nonresident alien.
internship any short-term, supervised work experience usually related to a student's major field, for which the student earns academic credit. The work can be full- or part-time, on- or off-campus, paid or unpaid.
intra-university migration as it applies to data displayed on the IR website, a series of tables displaying patterns of movement across colleges within the University, by college of major of full-time entering freshman cohort, after one to six years at Virginia Tech
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land-grant college A land-grant college or university is an institution that has been designated by its state legislature or Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The original mission of these institutions, as set forth in the first Morrill Act, was to teach agriculture, military tactics, and the mechanic arts as well as classical studies so that members of the working classes could obtain a liberal, practical education. For more information, please see the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' (APLU).
learning center center offering assistance through tutors, workshops, computer programs, or audiovisual equipment in reading, writing, math, and skills such as taking notes, managing time, taking tests
legal services free or low cost legal advice for a range of issues (personal and other)
liberal arts/career combination program in which a student earns undergraduate degrees in two separate fields, one in a liberal arts major and the other in a professional or specialized major, whether on campus or through cross-registration
longitudinal retention term used for trend data showing percentages of students, by full-time entering freshman cohort, retained in their college or university after their first year through, possibly, their sixth year of study
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major status term used in some contexts (grade distributions, for example) that describes for comparative purposes the distinction between majors and non-majors in a particular department
master's degree an award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree
minority affiliation (as admission factor) special consideration in the admission process for members of designated racial/ethnic minority groups
minority student center center with programs, activities, and/or services intended to enhance the college experience of students of color
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NSF National Science Foundation
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands
need-based aid college-funded or college-administered award from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify. This includes both institutional and noninstitutional student aid (grants, jobs, and loans).
need-based scholarship or grant aid scholarships and grants from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must have financial need to qualify
need-based self-help aid loans and jobs from institutional, state, federal, or other sources for which a student must demonstrate financial need to qualify
non-need-based scholarship or grant aid

scholarships and grants, gifts, or merit-based aid from institutional, state, federal, or other sources (including unrestricted funds or gifts and endowment income) awarded solely on the basis of academic achievement, merit, or any other non-need-based reason. When reporting questions H1 and H2, non-need-based aid that is used to meet need should be counted as need-based aid.
Note: Suggested order of precedence for counting non-need money as need-based:

  1. Non-need institutional grants
  2. Non-need tuition waivers
  3. Non-need athletic awards
  4. Non-need federal grants
  5. Non-need state grants
  6. Non-need outside grants
  7. Non-need student loans
  8. Non-need parent loans
  9. Non-need work
non-need-based self-help aid loans and jobs from institutional, state, or other sources for which a student need not demonstrate financial need to qualify
nonresident alien a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is in this country on a visa or temporary basis and does not have the right to remain indefinitely
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old college structures Virginia Tech underwent a major restructuring of its colleges in July 2003 when two new colleges were formed from a rearrangement of two others, and several departments changed college affiliations. Most of the tables on this website are organized according to the new college structures unless noted.
on-campus day care licensed day care for students' children (usually age 3 and up); usually for a fee
off-campus student a student enrolled for credit in a given term with with no credit hours taken on the main Blacksburg campus; includes students taking on-line-only credits
on-campus student a student enrolled for credit in a given term with at least one credit hour taken on the main Blacksburg campus
open admission admission policy under which virtually all secondary school graduates or students with GED equivalency diplomas are admitted without regard to academic record, test scores, or other qualifications
other expenses (costs) include average costs for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings
out-of-state tuition the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution's or state's residency requirements
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part-time student (undergraduate) a student enrolled for fewer than 12 credits per semester or quarter, or fewer than 24 contact hours a week each term
peer institutions a list of institutions similar to Virginia Tech, used to provide a context for comparing judgements and numbers
persistence continuation; remaining unchanged
personal counseling one-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to explore personal, educational, or vocational issues
post-baccalaureate certificate an award that requires completion of an organized program of study requiring 18 credit hours beyond the bachelor's; designed for persons who have completed a baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of master
post-master's certificate an award that requires completion of an organized program of study of 24 credit hours beyond the master's degree but does not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level
postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma

includes the following three IPEDS definitions for postsecondary awards, certificates, and diplomas of varying durations and credit/contact hour requirements:

  • Less Than 1 Academic Year: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in less than 1 academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) or in less than 900 contact hours by a student enrolled full-time.
  • At Least 1 But Less Than 2 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 1 but less than 2 full-time equivalent academic years, or designed for completion in at least 30 but less than 60 credit hours, or in at least 900 but less than 1,800 contact hours.
  • At Least 2 But Less Than 4 Academic Years: Requires completion of an organized program of study at the postsecondary level (below the baccalaureate degree) in at least 2 but less than 4 full-time equivalent academic years, or designed for completion in at least 60 but less than 120 credit hours, or in at least 1,800 but less than 3,600 contact hours.

 

pre-census enrollment enrollments that are reported (where noted) prior to the official student census file which is normally assembled from on-campus enrollments pulled two weeks after the start of classes (one week for each summer session) and off-campus enrollments pulled four weeks after the start of classes (two weeks for each summer session)
private institution an educational institution controlled by a private individual(s) or by a nongovernmental agency, usually supported primarily by other than public funds, and operated by other than publicly elected or appointed officials
private for-profit institution a private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk
private nonprofit institution a private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk. These include both independent nonprofit schools and those affiliated with a religious organization.
proprietary institution See Private for-profit institution.
public institution an educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected or appointed school officials, and which is supported primarily by public funds
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QCA quality credit hours; obsolete. Grade-point average is now used. See grade-point average (academic high school GPA).
quarter calendar system a calendar system in which the academic year consists of three sessions called quarters of about 12 weeks each. The range may be from 10 to 15 weeks. There may be an additional quarter in the summer.
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R&D research and development
race/ethnicity category used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A person may be counted in only one group.
race/ethnicity unknown category used to classify students or employees whose race/ethnicity is not known and whom institutions are unable to place in one of the specified racial/ethnic categories
religious affiliation/commitment (as admission factor) special consideration given in the admission process for affiliation with a certain church or faith/religion, commitment to a religious vocation, or observance of certain religious tenets/lifestyle
religious counseling one-on-one or group counseling with trained professionals for students who want to explore religious problems or issues
remedial services instructional courses designed for students deficient in the general competencies necessary for a regular postsecondary curriculum and educational setting
required fees fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception. Do not include application fees or optional fees such as lab fees or parking fees.
research extensive university one level of a classification system initially developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education in the early 1970s to characterize reasonably comparable accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities, based to date in large measure on their research activity. The classification system is undergoing major revisions introduced in late 2005 by which institutions will be characterized on several dimensions, notably what is taught, to whom, in what setting. See http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/.
resident alien or other eligible non-citizen a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who has been admitted as a legal immigrant for the purpose of obtaining permanent resident alien status (and who holds either an alien registration card [Form I-551 or I-151], a Temporary Resident Card [Form I-688], or an Arrival-Departure Record [Form I-94] with a notation that conveys legal immigrant status, such as Section 207 Refugee, Section 208 Asylee, Conditional Entrant Parolee or Cuban-Haitian).
restructured colleges See old college structures.
retention the power to hold secure or intact
roll call an IRINFO report for retrieving enrollments and student credit hours for a selected term by student campus, student level, major, full-time/part-time status, or in-state/out-of-state tuition status. Users may choose data aggregations by university, college, or individual major. See https://irweb.ir.vt.edu/webtest/Rollcall.aspx.
room and board (charges)-on campus Assume double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or maximum meal plan).
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SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
SCH (student credit hour) a unit of instructional activity in higher education that enables the translation of sometimes abstract and often complex concepts (such as student learning, faculty workloads/productivity, full-time equivalent enrollments, time-to-degree) into quantifiable measures. As required under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), student credit hours are also "a measure of student work used by an institution to determine the eligibility of a student for Federal student assistance and the amount of the student's assistance." Source:http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1106.html. See also weighted SCH.
SCHEV State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
SCHEV-approved peers a group of 24 institutions with similarity to Virginia Tech in characteristics such as size, academic programs, research productivity. The institutions are selected for purposes of benchmark comparison, and the list is approved by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV).
scholarships/grants from external sources monies received from outside (private) sources that the student brings with them (e.g., Kiwanis, National Merit scholarships). The institution may process paperwork to receive the dollars, but it has no role in determining the recipient or the dollar amount awarded.
secondary school record (as admission factor) information maintained by the secondary school that may include such things as the student's high school transcript, class rank, GPA, and teacher and counselor recommendations
semester calendar system a calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
student credit hour See SCH.
student-designed major a program of study based on individual interests, designed with the assistance of an adviser
study abroad any arrangement by which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country. Can be at a campus abroad or through a cooperative agreement with some other U.S. college or an institution of another country.
summer session a summer session is shorter than a regular semester and not considered part of the academic year. It is not the third term of an institution operating on a trimester system or the fourth term of an institution operating on a quarter calendar.
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talent/ability (as admission factor) special consideration given to students with demonstrated talent/abilities in areas of interest to the institution (e.g., sports, the arts, languages, etc.)
teacher certification program program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools
top 30 the 1st through 30th academic institutions in ranked order according to their total fiscal year R&D expenditures (source: National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of R&D Expenditures at Universities and Colleges)
transfer applicant an individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has previously attended another college or university and earned college-level credit
transfer student a student entering the institution for the first time but known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with or without credit.
transportation (costs) Assume two round trips to student's hometown per year for students in institutional housing or daily travel to and from the institution for commuter students.
trimester calendar system an academic year consisting of 3 terms of about 15 weeks each
tuition amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit.
tutoring may range from one-on-one tutoring in specific subjects to tutoring in an area such as math, reading, or writing. Most tutors are college students; at some colleges, they are specially trained and certified.
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unit a standard of measurement representing hours of academic instruction (e.g., semester credit, quarter credit, contact hour)
undergraduate a student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor's degree program, an associate degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate
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VT GPA Virginia Tech grade-point average. See grade-point average (academic high school GPA).
veteran's counseling helps veterans and their dependents obtain benefits for their selected program and provides certifications to the Veteran's Administration. May also provide personal counseling on the transition from the military to a civilian life.
visually impaired any person whose sight loss is not correctable and is sufficiently severe as to adversely affect educational performance.
virtual campus the University's characterization of on-line courses; some tables may include virtual campus data as part of the off-campus aggregation. 'Virtual campus' students are those undergraduate or graduate students enrolled for a given term in on-line courses only.
volunteer work (as admission factor) special consideration given to students for activity done on a volunteer basis (e.g., tutoring, hospital care, working with the elderly or disabled) as a service to the community or the public in general
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wait list list of students who meet the admission requirements but will only be offered a place in the class if space becomes available
weekend college a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends
weighted SCH (WSCH) a measure of instructional output that differentially weights student credit hours (SCH) in favor of higher levels of students taught. Weights are 1.00 for lower division undergraduates (freshmen, sophomores, non-degree undergraduates, occupational technical students), 1.67 for upper division undergraduates (juniors, seniors, 5th year students), 2.50 for first graduate students (graduate students with 30 or fewer SCH or first professional students in the College of Veterinary Medicine), 3.13 for advanced graduate students (doctoral students with more than 30 SCH).
White a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa
women's center center with programs, academic activities, and/or services intended to promote an understanding of the evolving roles of women
work experience (as admission factor) special consideration given to students who have been employed prior to application, whether for relevance to major, demonstration of employment-related skills, or as explanation of student's academic and extracurricular record
work study and employment federal and state work study aid, and any employment packaged by the institution in financial aid awards
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