Dismissal - Designates that a student is ineligible to continue
enrollment in the College.
Probation -Designates that a student's work is unsatisfactory and
that, to remain eligible to enroll in courses, the undergraduate
student must achieve a 2.0 semester OLOL College GPA.
Suspension - Designates that, because of unsatisfactory work, a
student is ineligible to enroll in courses for a designated time
Academic Year -
The period beginning with the fall semester and ending with the
following summer session.
- Elective courses different from but closely allied to a student's
major or area of concentration.
- A College degree awarded for completion of an academic program
consisting of freshman and sophomore level course work (e.g.
Associate of Science, Associate of Arts).
Audit - To enroll
in a course as an observer without seeking credit. The fee is the
same as course taken for credit.
Relating to an academic program consisting of College course work
through the senior level.
- A College degree awarded for completion of a baccalaureate program
(e.g., Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts).
Freshman - A student who has never attended a regionally accredited
College or university.
Sciences - Sciences such as psychology, sociology, and anthropology
that study human action and attempt to generalize about human
Sciences - Sciences such as anatomy and botany that study living
organisms and life processes.
Class Schedule -
Printed prior to each semester, the Class Schedule lists courses
offered for that semester, as well as times, locations and
instructors of those courses. It also includes important dates and
- A curriculum that includes application of skills and knowledge
within a clinical setting.
Enrollment - A program that provides a means by which students still
enrolled in high school may also enroll in College level courses.
Students - Students who have not been absent from OLOL College for more
than one complete semester, not including summer sessions. Students,
who do not attend OLOL College for 2 or more consecutive semesters, will
have to reapply and will be held to the current Catalog
Two or more courses that must be taken concurrently, or a course,
which must be taken prior to a course.
Course Load - The
total Credit Hours of course work for which a student is registered
in a semester.
Credit - The
quantitative measure of a course stated in semester hours.
The same course offered under the rubrics of two or more
Curriculum - An
officially approved combination of courses, satisfactory completion
of which may lead to a degree or other academic goal.
Overall Average - A student's grade point average based on the total
number of quality points earned and total number of semester hours
attempted. See also: Grade Point Average
Drop/Add - A
change in registration for a course or section during the designated
Elective - A
course chosen ("elected") by a student, as opposed to a specific
course requirement. A curriculum may stipulate that electives be
chosen from among courses in a designated area/discipline.
- When referring to a course prerequisite (e.g., "Prerequisite: MATH
112 or equivalent"), this term means either credit in a comparable
course, or equivalency to be determined within an individual
Faculty Advisor -
A faculty member assigned by the College to assist a student in
designing a study plan, selecting courses, and resolving academic
First-year student (applies to both College undergraduates and high
Courses - Courses that provide knowledge and skills basic to all
other course work.
- A component of the undergraduate curriculum designed to provide
breadth to the curriculum and a common undergraduate experience for
all students. It is usually defined on a College-wide basis and
involves study in several subject area.
Average (GPA) - An index of scholastic performance; the ratio of
quality points earned to semester hours attempted. See also: OLOL
College GPA, Semester GPA.
Graduate - (1) A
person who has successfully completed a program of study and earned
the final award (2) as an adjective, refers to post-baccalaureate
- The faculty member who serves as advisor to all graduate students
in a department.
Examination (GRE) - A two-part standardized external examination
designed to measure general verbal, quantitative and analytical
skills (General Aptitude Test) and knowledge and understanding of
subject matter basic to graduate study in specific fields (Advanced
Tests). The GRE is generally required by graduate schools and is
used to assess the qualifications of applicants to master's and
Grade Point Average (GPA) - The overall grade point average, which
is based on credit earned at Our Lady of the Lake College and earned
credit transferred from accredited institution.
Academic disciplines such as philosophy and literature that study
human life and thought.
- Formal study completed in a one-to-one relationship with an
instructor outside of the traditional classroom setting.
Junior - A
student who has earned credit for at least 60 semester hours but
less than 90 semester hours.
- the last interval designated to register for classes after the
Registration deadline has passed; a late fee is assessed to
Major - A
student's primary field of study, such as nursing or clinical
The state of being registered for credit and working toward a
specific degree or certificate.
Minor - A
student's secondary area of study. Some curricula do not require the
completion of a minor.
College Grade Point Average (GPA) - A grade point average based upon
the total quality points and the total Credit Hours attempted at
- Natural sciences such as chemistry and physics that study
primarily nonliving materials.
- An interval of time during which an admitted student is allowed to
sign up for courses before payment of fees.
Prerequisite - A
preliminary requirement, usually credit in another course that must
be met before a course may be taken.
Examination - An instrument for diagnostic evaluation of the nursing
knowledge of program applicants.
Quality Point - A
numerical value assigned to each final course letter grade (A
through F). The grade of A is valued at four quality points for each
semester hour of credit in the course. B is three points per hour, C
two, and D one. A grade of F has a quality point value of zero.
These values are used in calculating a student's "grade point
average" and academic standing.
the process by which tuition payments and required fees are made and
students are allowed to attend classes.
Requirement - The specified number of semester hours in course work
that a degree seeking student must complete at the institution
granting the degree.
Semester - A
divisional unit of the academic year. At OLOL College, the academic
year is divided into two "regular" semesters (fall and spring), "Maymester"
(5 weeks), and "summer session" (June and July).
Point Average (GPA) - A grade point average based on the quality
points earned and the Credit Hours attempted during a semester at
Semester Hour -
Numerical value of a course usually based on the number of hours
spent in the class per week in a regular session.
Senior - A
College student who has earned at least 90 semester hours of credit.
Sophomore - A
College student who has earned at least 30 semester hours of credit,
but less than 60 semester hours of credit.
- A student who terminates enrollment in one regionally accredited
institution of higher education and subsequently enrolls in another.
Undergraduate - A
College student who has not earned a first degree (usually a