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219 Glossary Colleges use many words in special ways. This alphabetical list explains those special meanings used in this catalog and by the Lee College staff. Academic probation – describes the situation that occurs when a student's grade average falls below a C– (2.0 grade point average). The student must raise that average in the next semester or withdraw from the college. Academic Suspension – failure to maintain or achieve the minimum cumulative GPA required. A student placed on suspension will be dismissed from the college for a specific period of time, usually one semester. Accredited – having the official approval for college pro- grams and/or degrees by various groups. This approval gives Lee College students many benefits, including the ability to transfer credits to other colleges and universities. Accuplacer – Lee College's state-approved test to determine college readiness for TSIA standards. Add – enrollment in a course after registration. An official form must be completed in the Admissions Office. Admission – steps that students follow before attending classes at a college. Alien – a student who is not a citizen of the United States. Alumni – graduates of a college or university. American College Test (ACT) – one of the several tests used as a part of college entrance requirements. Lee College does not require the ACT. Applied Science (Technical) – the Applied Science Division includes a wide variety of highly technical credit courses and degree and certificate programs designed to meet the needs of students who seek employment. Some applied sci- ence courses are transferable to university-level study. Articulation – an agreement between two institutions whereby students receive credit for prior education. Assessment – the process of discovering the strengths and weaknesses in students' school backgrounds in order to place students in courses in which they can succeed. Associate Degree – general name for any one of the de- grees offered by a community college. Lee College offers As- sociate of Arts (AA), Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS), and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees. Associate Degree (ADN) – an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) that permits students to take the National Test for Registered Nurses (RN). Associate of Applied Science – the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) provides the student a degree in a chosen technical major and is intended for students who plan to enter the workforce upon program completion. Associate of Arts – the Associate of Arts Degree (AA) pro- vides the student the opportunity to obtain the first two years of college credits toward a four-year Baccalaureate degree. Associate of Arts in Teaching – the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree provides students the opportunity to obtain the first two years of college credits toward a four- year Baccalaureate degree in Education. Associate of Science – the Associate of Science degree (AS) provides the student the opportunity the first two years of college credits toward a four-year Baccalaureate degree. Audit – enrollment in a credit class for no credit. Bachelor Degree – formal name for a four-year college de- gree; examples include the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS). An Associate degree (two-year de- gree) is the highest degree offered at Lee College. Calendar – the schedule of dates for official college activities. Capstone Course – a comprehensive course taken during a student's last semester that demonstrates program mastery. Catalog – official annual college publication containing in- formation about its regulations, requirements, policies, and procedures. The catalog includes general information, ad- missions information, general academic regulations, general non-academic information, financial aid and scholarship in- formation, and educational programs of study. Certificate of Completion and Certificates – programs of study up to 59 credits designed for entry-level employment or knowledge upgrade. College-level Courses – all credit courses offered by Lee College. Note that developmental courses have a three digit course number. Commencement – a graduation ceremony in which colleges and universities award certificates and degrees to students.

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