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Campus support system: a network of free, comprehensive student services on campus including writing center, international student adviser, career center, computer help desks, on- and offline libraries, academic advisers, etc.
Grade Point Average (GPA ): a system of recording academic achievement on a 1 - 4 scale based on the numerical average of the grades received in each course/subject. Romanian "media generală".
Ivy League: originally, a sports league of 8 Northeastern private universities - Brown University, Columbia U, Cornell U, Dartmouth College, Harvard U, U of Pennsylvania, Princeton U, and Yale U. All these schools tend to be consistently ranked in the top 15 of the “U.S. News and World Report” and offer extensive financial aid; admissions to these institutions is extremely competitive.
Liberal arts education: unique feature of the U.S. university education system. By offering students a broad education - with courses in the arts, humanities and sciences - liberal arts colleges and universities foster creativity, critical thinking, effective communication, strength of character, and a spirit of inquiry.
They also enhance the specialized knowledge of a discipline with a comprehensive world view.
Major: the subject or area of studies in which a student wishes to concentrate.
Minor: a subject in which the student takes the second greatest concentration of courses.
Need-blind admission: a college admission policy in which the institution is not aware of an applicant's financial situation when deciding admission.
Official transcript: a certified copy of a student’s educational record issued by the high school. The equivalent of Romanian “foaie matricolă”.
Personalized curriculum: students choose from a variety of courses in their field of interest and build a curriculum that is relevant to their interests and needs. Usually includes core courses, major, minor, and electives.
Rolling admission: a system in which a university admits candidates until the freshman class is filled.
Scholarship: part of the financial aid package; may take the form of a waiver of tuition and/or fees. Merit scholarships are granted for outstanding academic achievements, special talents, etc., with no regard to financial need. Some colleges automatically consider applicants for merit scholarships; other schools require a separate application.
My fulbright experience
Students at the advising center