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 3429 Liberal arts – While some colleges and majors focus on preparing stu- dents for specific careers, a liberal arts education focuses on developing intellectual skills, knowledge, and reasoning abilities. Major – A college major is the academic area a student chooses to study in-depth. Minor – A minor is a student’s secondary area of study. While all students must have a major, a minor is optional. Out-of-state tuition – If you attend a public college in a different state, you will probably have to pay the higher out-of-state tuition. PSAT/NMSQT – This is a practice test for the SAT. It is given primarily to juniors in October. Quarter / Semester – These terms refer to the way in which colleges divide their academic year. Colleges that are on quarters have four aca- demic terms (fall, winter, spring, summer). Colleges on semesters divide their school year into two equal parts. Registration – Before the beginning of each term, students must pay their fees and sign up (register) for classes. Room and board – This refers to the amount that students who live on campus must pay for housing (room) and meals (board). SAT – High school students take this college entrance test during their junior and/or senior year. Colleges use SAT scores to help them assess a student’s readiness to do college level work. Transcript – A transcript is a copy of a student’s official academic record. Itlistsallofthecoursesastudenthastakenandallofthegradesandcredits he/she has earned. Transfer of credits – Students who attend an accredited college usually find that their credits will transfer to another college. The college to which the student is transferring decides which credits it will accept.