Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3428 Understanding these terms will help you prepare for college. ACT – Students take this college entrance test their junior and/or senior year. Students receive scores in English, Reading, Math, and Science, along with a Composite (average) score. The ACT also has an optional Writing Test. Many colleges use ACT scores to help them decide which students to accept. Academic advisor – All college students are assigned an advisor to help them select their courses, choose a major, and keep track of graduation requirements. Associate’s degree – Students who complete a two-year program re- ceive an associate’s degree. Bachelor’s degree –Studentswhocompleteafourorfive-yearprogram receive a bachelor’s degree. Cooperative education – Many colleges have co-op programs in which students alternate coursework with employment. When co-op students graduate, they not only have a degree, they also have valuable work ex- perience in their field of study. Elective – All college students must take a certain number of required courses. Electives are courses that students choose, or “elect,” to take. Financial aid – Financial aid is money that is given, earned, or lent to help students pay for their college education. Most financial aid is based on financial need. Financial aid often makes it possible for students to go to colleges they didn’t think they could afford. Honors/Scholars programs – Many colleges have Honors or Scholars Programs for academically outstanding students. These programs offer a variety of opportunities for those who qualify (early class scheduling, access to honors courses, honors housing). College Terms