• Glossary of Terms

    If you are not familiar with colleges and universities, the language used on campus can be a little confusing.

    Following are definitions of some common terms for you to become familiar with:

    • Admission - determines who can enroll in classes
    • Bursar - reconciles all student bills
    • Cashier - where a student goes to make a payment
    • Chair - head of a department, such as Psychology
    • Commencement - graduation day
    • Dean - head of a school, such as Science or Social Work
    • Financial Aid - delivers awards that reduce the cost of attending
    • Provost - oversees all academic affairs
    • Registrar - ensures the accuracy of student grades and program completion
    • Residential Life - monitors student housing
    • School - is comprised of many departments