ERAS: Electronic Residency Application System for obtaining a residency position in the field of medicine in the United States.extracurricular activities: Nonacademic activities undertaken outside university courses. Faculty members may include professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors.fees: An amount charged by universities, in addition to tuition, to cover costs of institutional services.fellowship: A form of financial assistance, usually awarded to a graduate student.Back to the topfaculty: People who teach courses at U. Generally, no service is required of the student in return.final exam: Often referred to as a “final,” a final exam is a cumulative exam on a particular course subject encompassing all material covered throughout the duration of the course.financial aid: A general term that includes all types of money, loans, and work/study programs offered to a student to help pay tuition, fees, and living expenses.fraternities: Male social, academic, and philanthropic organizations found on many U. campuses.freshman: A first-year student at a secondary school, college, or university.full-time student: One who is enrolled in an institution taking a full load of courses; the number of courses and hours is specified by the institution.CGFNS: Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.class rank: A number or ratio indicating a student's academic standing in his or her graduating class.
Back to the topday student: A student who lives in accommodations that are not administered by the college and are off the campus grounds.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): A standardized test of verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing that measures readiness for graduate-level study. Back to the topinstitute: A postsecondary institution that specializes in degree programs in a group of closely related subjects; for example, Institute of Technology.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An English language proficiency examination of applicants whose native language is not English.international student adviser (ISA): The person at a university who is in charge of providing information and guidance to international students in areas of government regulation, visas, academic regulations, social customs, language, financial or housing problems, travel plans, insurance, and legal matters.
He or she travels to campus every day for classes.degree: Diploma or title conferred by a college, university, or professional school upon completion of a prescribed program of studies.department: Administrative subdivision of a school, college, or university through which instruction in a certain field of study is given (such as English department or history department).designated school official (DSO): A Designated School Official (DSO) is the person on campus who gathers and reports information on international students to the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and assists international students in the visa and employment authorization process.
Your DSO's name will be listed on your I-20 or DS 2019.dissertation: Thesis written on an original topic of research, usually presented as one of the final requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph. D.): The highest academic degree conferred by a university to students who have completed graduate study beyond the bachelor's and/or master's degree.