Glossary of Key Admissions Terms
Definition of ACT, the American College Test
AP (Advanced Placement) Exams
Definition of AP Exams, Advanced Placement Exams
Definition of the application used by hundreds of colleges and universities
Definition of a community college
EFC: Expected Family Contribution
Definition of EFC, the Expected Family Contribution for college financial aid.
Definition of FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Most of the country's highly selective colleges and universities have holistic admissions. Learn what the policy means.
Legacy Status - This glossary entry defines legacy status in the college admissions process.
Liberal Arts College
Glossary definition of a liberal arts college
Definition of match school for college admissions.
Glossary definition of open admissions
Definition of a private university
Public Liberal Arts College
Glossary definition of a public liberal arts college
Definition of a public university
Definition of reach school for college admissions.
Definition of a safety school for college admissions.
SAR: Student Aid Report
Definition of SAR, the Student Aid Report for college financial aid
What is the SAT standardized test? This glossary definition provides the answer.
TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language
Definition of TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language
Definition of "yield" within college admissions.