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M Term ~ Definition

Major ~ A set of courses which awards a certificate or associate degree with a purpose such as preparing a student to enter the work world immediately or to transfer to a degree program at another college.

Make-up Examination ~ A late examination for students who missed the original date.

Master's Degree ~ A graduate degree that usually requires two or more years of study beyond the Bachelor's Degree.

Mathematics Elective ~ Courses which study number, form, arrangement and associated relationships, using defined literal, numerical and operational symbols.

Matriculated Student ~ A matriculated student has been accepted for admission to the college, has registered in a major and is pursuing courses toward a degree or certificate.

MBA ~ Master of Business Administration

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) ~ A standardized external examination designed to measure specified science knowledge and its application in solving related problems, and of other learning and reasoning skills considered important for the study of medicine.

Mid-Term Grades ~ Mid-term grades are indicators of a student's progress. Mid-term grades are not recorded on official transcripts, but they may be used to determine the eligibility of a student to continue participation in intercollegiate sports or student activities.

Minor ~ A student's secondary field of study.

My Note IT ~ My Note IT is a free service built for students to help keep school information organized and have it easily accessible whenever, wherever.


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