||The official listing of important dates relative to semester/term start and end dates,
deadlines and holidays.
||The total number of semester hours for which a student is registered in one semester
or summer term. See “Course Load.”
||A history of all of the courses, credit by examinations, and other equivalent activities
a student has taken and the grades he/she has received. See also “Transcript.”
||The period comprised of fall and spring semesters.
||Approved admittance into a course beyond entry level as a result of demonstrated subject
||Academic credit for one or more courses awarded to a student based upon their successful
performance on an examination.
||A member of the University faculty or staff charged with the responsibility of interpreting
academic requirements, developing course schedules, providing academic and career
information, monitoring adjustment to college and academic progress and making referrals
to other departments and support services based on the student’s needs.
||Elective that is not open to the free choice of the student.
|Area of Concentration
||The primary areas of study.
||Document that identifies courses that may be taken at one institution for degree completion
at another institution.
||To enroll in a course for no credit.
||A student who is officially enrolled in one or more courses for no credits.
||The academic units of the University that offer academic degree programs; administered
by deans and staffed by faculty members. The type of training and the degree anticipated
determine the student’s choice of college.
||An alternative track of courses within a major, accounting for at least 30 percent
of the major requirements.
||See “General Education Requirements.”
||A concurrent requirement; usually a course or some other condition that must be taken
at the same time as another course.
||An online publication coordinated by the Office of the Registrar and the academic
colleges that includes a list of courses and sections for a specific semester/term,
information about registration, fee payment, student financial aid, the final examination
schedule, and the academic calendar. See also Information Bulletin.
||The number of semester hours a student schedules in a given term.
- The recognition awarded for the successful completion of course work. Credits are
based on the number of times (hours) a course meets in one week during a regular semester.
- The quantitative measure of recognition given to a course, stated in semester hours.
||Through separate formal agreements between UNO and Southern University in New Orleans
and Delgado and Elaine O. Nunez Community Colleges, UNO students may register for
a limited number of classes at each of these institutions when they register at UNO.
Students should contact the office of their dean or the Registrar for information
regarding the procedures to be followed for this process.
||The same course offered under the rubrics of two or more departments.
|Cumulative or Overall Average
||A student’s grade-point average, based on the total number of quality points earned
and the total number of semester hours attempted. See “Grade Point Average.”
||A description of the required and elective courses for a degree program.
||A check sheet used by students and advisors to track the student’s progress toward
completion of a degree program.
||The title of the award conferred on students by a college, university, or professional
school upon completion of a unified program of study (i.e., Bachelor of Arts—B.A.;
Bachelor of Science—B.S.; Master of Science—M.S.; Master of Fine Arts—M.F.A.; Master
of Music—M.M; Doctor of Philosophy—Ph.D., etc.).
||A degree designation for each authorized program at a public institution of higher
education in Louisiana is listed in the Board of Regents’ Inventory. Some programs
require the name of the subject area as part of the degree designation (Master of
Fine Arts—M.F.A., etc.).
||A grouping of campus-approved courses and requirements (i.e., minimum gpa, comprehensive
examinations, English and mathematics proficiency, etc.) that, when satisfactorily
completed, will entitle the student to a degree from an institution of higher education.
||The academic units of the University within colleges; administered by chairs or directors.
||Learning that takes place with the instructor and student separated from each other
geographically or in terms of time. For example, an instructor may record a video
tape or make a streaming media file with learning objectives and planned activities
months or weeks before a student accesses the tape or file to learn from it. Distance
learning may occur by surface mail, video, interactive or cable TV, satellite broadcast,
or any number of Internet technologies such as message boards, chat rooms, and desktop
video or computer conferencing.
||Course chosen by the student, as opposed to required course. The term elective, without
a qualifier, will be understood to be a free elective, chosen by the student at his
or her option from all the courses offered by the University for degree credit, with
due regard for prerequisites.
||When used in a course prerequisite (e.g., Prereq: SOC 1051 or equivalent), this term
means either credit in a comparable course or adequate preparation by other experience.
Determination of equivalency is left to the discretion of individual departments.
||A student with less than 30 hours earned.
|General Degree Requirements
||Courses and other requirements which must be met by all candidates for any bachelor’s
||Students are in good standing if they are eligible to continue or to re-enroll at
the University, even if on scholastic probation or on academic warning status.
|Grade-Point Average (GPA)
||A measure of scholastic performance; the ratio of quality points earned to semester
||A method of instruction in which studies by individual students are carried on outside
the classroom on a topic contracted with an instructor.
||An annual publication coordinated by the Office of the Registrar which provides information
about registration, fee payment, student financial aid, the final examination schedule,
the academic calendar and other information of interest to students.
||A student with at least 60 hours of credit earned and less than 90 hours of credit
||Undergraduate courses offered at the freshman and sophomore levels designated by a
course number beginning with a 1 or 2.
||The part of a degree program consisting of a specified group of courses in a particular
discipline or field. The name of the major is usually consistent with the degree subject
area. A major usually consists of 25 percent or more of the total hours required in
an undergraduate curriculum.
||The state of being registered for coursework and working toward a specific degree.
||A student’s field of secondary or tertiary academic emphasis. That part of a degree
program consisting of a specified group of courses in a particular discipline or field.
The minor usually consists of 15 percent or more of the total hours required in an
undergraduate curriculum. A minor is an elected emphasis and not required in most
programs of study.
||A Web-based learning, discussion, and class administration tool designed to provide
a secure pre-made Web site for a class.
||The state of being registered for courses but not working toward a specific degree.
Both graduate and undergraduate students may register as nonmatriculated.
||A test given before a student enrolls in a course (that is one of a sequence of courses)
to determine the level at which the student begins.
||A non-degree program of study in preparation for entry into a professional degree
program at another institution or another division of the University; normally takes
from one to three years to complete.
||The preliminary requirement, usually credit in another course or class level that
must be met before a course can be taken.
||(academic or disciplinary) A status assigned because of unsatisfactory grades or conduct.
||A test equivalent to a final examination in a college-level course in which a student
is required to demonstrate competence to earn academic credit. The test may be given
as a final in a course in which a student is enrolled, as a test to validate transfer
credit earned at another institution, or as a method for earning credit for a course
in which a student is not formally enrolled.
||The college or unit in which a major (plan) is housed.
||The numeric value of a letter grade A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0. The computed value of
the quality point times the credits for the course
||The process by which a duly admitted student, upon payment of required fees, is enrolled
||The official process by which a student withdraws (drops) from all courses during
a university semester or term.
||Specific designation (beyond the course number) of each course offering that distinguishes
room location, meeting time, and instructor.
||The unit by which course work is measured. The number of semester hours assigned to
a course is usually determined by the number of hours the class meets per week.
||A method of instruction in which a group of students engaged in research or advanced
study meets under the guidance of one or more University faculty members for presentation
and discussion of approved topics.
||A student with at least 90 semester hours of credit earned.
||A student with at least 30 semester hours of credit earned and no more than 59 hours
|Statute of Limitations
||A time limit placed on completing a specific degree or process.
||A student’s UNO number is his/her permanent identification and is unique to that person.
||The courses in which a student is enrolled.
||(academic or disciplinary) A university assigned status that prohibits students from
registering for courses for a specified time period. See also “Probation.”
||A computer process indicating a student is eligible to enroll for a specific semester
||The continuous, formal, and official record of a student's academic work at a university.
||A student who terminates enrollment in one college or university and subsequently
enrolls in this University.
||Undergraduate courses offered at the junior and senior levels designated by a course
number beginning with a 3 or a 4.