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Yellow Ribbon Program Military and Veterans: Navigating Associate Degrees (Know Your Benefits)

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Valedictorian Speech Navigating Associate Degree Commencement (Celebrate Your Achievement) Validity and reliability Valedictorian Speeches – speeches given by the student with the highest academic achievement… Read More »Glossary V

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Underprepared students Validation – the process of confirming or verifying the accuracy or validity of something. Understanding Remedial Classes in Associate Programs (Bridge the Gap)… Read More »Glossary U

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Tax benefits Financial advantages related to education expenses. Full-Time vs Part-Time Study (Weighing the Pros and Cons) Tax implications Gap Year Before Associate Degree (Is… Read More »Glossary T

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Safety procedures Protocols and guidelines designed to ensure the safety of individuals in a particular setting or situation. Understanding Your College Acceptance Letter (Navigate the… Read More »Glossary S

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Qualifications The skills, knowledge, and experience required for a particular job or position. Are there any jobs available with an Associate’s Degree in Engineering? (4… Read More »Glossary Q

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Parent PLUS Loans What are the graduation requirements for an Associate’s Degree? (6 Common Questions Answered) Financial Aid Appeal Process (Get the Aid You Need)… Read More »Glossary P

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Occupational exploration Researching and exploring potential career paths and industries. Navigating Career Services (Leverage Your Opportunities) On-campus education Traditional classroom-based learning that takes place on… Read More »Glossary O

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National accreditation A recognition that a college or university meets certain standards and requirements set by a national accrediting agency. Understanding Associate Degree Accreditation (Ensure… Read More »Glossary N

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Magnetic stripe A stripe on the back of a card that contains encoded information. Understanding Your College Acceptance Letter (Navigate the Process) Major/minor requirements The… Read More »Glossary M

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Laboratory Experience Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting to gain practical skills and knowledge. Decoding the Associate of Arts vs Science (Choose Wisely) Labor market… Read More »Glossary L

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Key principles Fundamental concepts or ideas that are essential to understanding a particular subject. Understanding Prerequisites for Your Program (Plan Your Schedule)

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Job fairs and recruitment events Events where employers and job seekers can connect and discuss job opportunities. Applying as a Nontraditional Student (You’re Not Alone)… Read More »Glossary J

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Immediate feedback Prompt and constructive feedback on performance or work. Placement Tests: What to Expect (Ace Your Test) Impact on eligibility for financial aid or… Read More »Glossary I

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Hands-on experience Practical experience gained through internships, co-ops, or other work opportunities. Guide to Choosing Your Major (Follow Your Passion) Choosing Between Different Associate Programs… Read More »Glossary H

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Faculty development Programs and activities designed to improve the skills and knowledge of college and university instructors. Understanding Associate Degree Accreditation (Ensure Quality Education) Faculty… Read More »Glossary F

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Early childhood education certificates Early childhood education certificates – Certifications that demonstrate proficiency in early childhood education and development. Community College vs Vocational School (Weighing… Read More »Glossary E

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Data interpretation The process of analyzing and making sense of data. Decoding the Associate of Arts vs Science (Choose Wisely) Deadlines The date by which… Read More »Glossary D

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Campus-based jobs Employment opportunities available to students on campus. Financial Aid for Associate Programs (Maximize Your Aid) Campus Clubs and Organizations Navigating the Associate Degree… Read More »Glossary C

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Bachelor’s degree An undergraduate degree awarded by a college or university after completing a four-year program of study. Decoding the Associate of Arts vs Science… Read More »Glossary B

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Academic achievements Accomplishments earned by students through their academic pursuits, such as high grades, awards, or honors. Navigating Associate Degree Commencement (Celebrate Your Achievement) Financial… Read More »Glossary A