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When all required documents have been received and an acceptance letter has been mailed to the student.
An advisor is usually someone from advising or from a specific department (usually the department from the area you are interested in majoring in) who will help students select classes and make sure that they are on track for graduation with the degree desired. They will also help with any academic problems students may encounter.
People who have graduated from the institution
When a student completes the application
A high school student that is enrolled in a technology program.
Transfer Agreements which guarantees that courses within a specific major will transfer.
The Associate Degree is granted upon completion of a program of at least two, but less than four years of college work. Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are conferred upon students who successfully complete programs designed for transfer to a senior college. The Associate Degree requires completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours, exclusive of physical education activity courses or military science courses, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 ("C" Average).
A student who does not want to receive credit in a course. A student who audits a course usually cannot ask or petition the institution at a later date to obtain college credit for the audited course.
This is the undergraduate degree offered by four-year colleges and universities.
A joint transfer program between BCTC and the University of Kentucky.
A joint transfer program between BCTC and Eastern Kentucky University.
A joint transfer program between BCTC and Kentucky State University.
A publication from an institution that contains detailed college information including policies, procedures, curriculum, etc.
The CLEP can be administered to students who desire to obtain college credit by taking proficiency tests in selected courses. If the student scores high enough on the test, college credit can be awarded. There is a charge for each test taken.
A commuter is a student who lives off-campus and drives to class or commutes.
Allows a student with an associate degree in any area to finish a bachelor's degree in a general area of study within a similar time frame.
A student can enroll and attend two educational institutions at the same time provided that certain criteria are met. For example, a student at UK can also take classes and be enrolled at BCTC.
A peer mentoring program that connects BCTC students with students at 4-year colleges that have been through the transfer process.
A person who is here to help with different areas of a student's academic, personal, and career choices.
The equivalency for a course at another institution.
Courses taken in college are measured in terms of credit hours. To earn one credit hour, a student must attend a class for one classroom hour (usually 50 minutes) per week for the whole semester (usually 16 weeks). Classes are offered in 1-5 credit hour increments with the most common being 3 hours.
A Community & Technical College is a two-year institution of higher education. Course offerings generally include a transfer curriculum with credits transferable toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college, and an occupational or technical curriculum with courses of study designed to prepare students for employment in two years.
Taking classes in the current semester
A curriculum is composed of those classes prescribed or outlined by an institution for completion of a program of study leading to a degree or certificate.
A student that has declared a major.
Support for students with documented disabilities. This office provides help such as: extended testing times, tutoring, note taking , books on CD, and enlargements.
The process in which the Financial Aid office releases Aid to the business office in order to pay your bill.
In financial aid it is when there is a different answer on the FAFSA and the Verification.
Dropping a class from your schedule
Quiet, monitored room for students that have been awarded extra time for testing
Issued once you become an employee or student worker. The number is the same as your Peoplesoft/Student ID.
Adding a class to your PeopleSoft account
The faculty is composed of all persons who teach classes for colleges.
The FAFSA form is the gateway to Federal financial assistance, in the form of grants, loans, and work-study, for education beyond high school. Federal Student Aid is the largest source of the nation's student aid. Applications are available on-line and are required every year as soon after taxes are filed as possible.
The 4-digit number in which you create in order to sign your FAFSA. www.pin.ed.gov
These exams are usually given during the last week of classes each semester. Final exams are given on specified dates that may be different than regular class time, and are usually listed in each semester's class schedule or the instructors syllabus.
A hold that is placed on a student's account when there is a bill that has not been paid.
Fraternities (for men) and sororities (for women) are social organizations that are active in various activities. Through a process of mutual selection, called Rush, (which takes place during a specified time), students may be offered the opportunity to "pledge" a certain fraternity or sorority.
Full-time students are currently enrolled for 12 or more hours of coursework.
General Education (or GenEd) requirements describe the core courses all students must take in order to graduate. They are an important component of a student's education. Besides specializing in a major and training for a career, students should become familiar with some of the many rapidly changing disciplines. GenEd Requirements are generally 60 hours for an AA or AS degree.
When a student has lived in Kentucky for at least 12 months and has not received financial support from outside the state.
A visit from a 4-year institution where a representative will set up a table and distribute information about their institution to students.
The second round of registration for new and continuing students. All students must first meet with an advisor.
A letter provided by the college or university currently being attended by the student that shows they are able to return. Required for Visiting Students.
A major is a student's chosen field of study. It usually requires the successful completion of a specified number of credit hours.
During the middle of each semester, instructors may give mid-term exams that test students on the material covered to that point.
A minor is designated as a specific number of credit hours (less than a major) in a secondary field of study.
Very first semester at BCTC or has never taken classes before
A student that has had previous college or university coursework and wants to return to college without seeking a degree.
When a student has not lived in Kentucky for at least 12 months and has received financial support from outside the state.
Part-time students are enrolled in 9 or fewer hours.
The 9 digit number issued to you once you are admitted to BCTC. This number is used in place of your social security number. You will use this to set up your Peoplesoft account.
College or University Transcripts from non-KCTCS schools
You can choose one of three ways in which you will like your refund (Paper check, debit card or direct deposit)
A prerequisite course is a course taken in preparation for another course. For example, Accounting 101 is a prerequisite for Accounting 201.
The first round of registration for currently enrolled students. All degree seeking students must first meet with an advisor.
The major declared by the student
Has taken classes at BCTC previously and is returning
A program for students on KTAP or other state funded help. Students work and attend class and are offered extra help through the program.
The process in which the business office takes any additional money after your bill is paid off and sends it to the student.
Your classes have been added to your schedule.
These are classes that do not meet the requirements for a certificate or a degree at an institution. Remedial Classes develop proficiency in a particular area such as math, reading, or english.
Programs where students are selected for admission by a committee.
Semesters or terms are usually 16 weeks long. Fall semesters typically run from August to December and Spring semesters from January to May.
SGA's exist to represent the interest of students by serving as a liaison between the University and the student campus community. The student body elects the members of SGA who work to enhance campus life and improve the student experience.
Helps students obtain the knowledge to find a job. Help is also given to student with the job hunt process
Teaches students how to utilize better study habits and can help with text anxiety solutions.
A syllabus is an outline of the important information about a course. Written by the professor or instructor, it usually includes important dates, assignments, expectations and policies specific to that course.
A comprehensive list of all coursework.
A department in Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM) that assists current BCTC students with their transfer to a 4-year institution.
Tuition is the amount paid for each credit hour of enrollment. Tuition does not include the cost of books, fees, or room and board.
An undergraduate is a student pursuing a one, two, or four-year degree.
An Audit process for the FAFSA in which the government randomly selects 30% of applicants to participate.
A student that is currently enrolled in another college or university and is coming to BCTC to take a couple of courses.
A list of students that are waiting to gain entry into a program that did not have places available when they initially applied.
Students may withdraw from courses during a semester, but there are established procedures for doing so with possible financial costs.