Glossary of College Terms
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College Advisor: This person helps to advise students about classes, registration and building a schedule. This is also known as an academic advisor. Log in to MyBGSU and click on "My Advisor" to send a message to him or her.
Faculty Advisor: Faculty advisors are experts in their disciplines and are knowledgeable about specific courses in their divisions and in educational and career opportunities in their concentrations.
Financial Aid Advisor: This person helps navigate the many forms and deadlines for the financial aid process.
Program Advisor: Advisors affiliated with specific programs, such as Athletics, Honors, TRIO, Office of Multicultural Affairs, President's Leadership Academy or a particular learning community.
Custom meal plan
Deferral of housing payment
Deferral of repayment of student loans
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Federal Work Study (FWS)
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Installment Payment Plan
Internship vs. Co-op
Retail meal plan
Student Financial Aid (SFA)
Title IV Authorization
Traditional Meal Plan
Undergraduate student vs. graduate student
Windows Live ID for Outlook email
Withdraw vs. Withdraw Fail
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