Certificate - Associate of Arts certifi-cate: Awarded upon satisfactory
completion, with an overall C average, of 60 credits (at least 36 at
UF), including general education requirements, writing and math requirements
(Gordon Rule), and College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) re-quirement.
Academic Year - The traditional annual cycle of academic terms: Summer
B, Fall, Spring, Summer A, Summer C
Admitted - Students who have applied and have been accepted to the univer-sity
in a degree-seeking status. Admission is not validated until the student
registers for and attends classes.
Audit - Permission to attend and to participate in a course without benefit
of a grade or credit. CEUs (continuing education units) may be awarded
at the discretion of the instructor.
Baccalaureate - Bachelor's degree: the traditional undergraduate degree.
Calendar, University - An annual publication listing all official dates
and deadlines for the academic year.
Catalog Year - The year during which the regulations published in a specific
edition of the Undergraduate Catalog apply. A student's academic year,
which begins when the catalog takes effect in the Summer B term, is governed
by the regulations for academic requirements published in the catalog
in effect at the time the student begins undergraduate studies.
Certificate Program - an organized concentration of study in an approved
subject area. These programs are not recognized on a student transcript.
Classification/College - A code indicating a student's academic level
(year) and college affiliation.
CLAST - College Level Academic Skills Test required by Florida statutes
and designed to test communication and computation skills.
Combined Degrees - An accelerated program that allows students to count
12 graduate credits toward their undergraduate degree.
Common Course Numbering System - A statewide system of course prefixes
and numbers developed to facilitate the transfer of credit by identifying
Continuous Enrollment - Undergraduate students who register for and com-plete
at least one course in one term in an academic year are continuously en-rolled.
Corequisite - Two courses that must be taken concurrently.
Correspondence/Extension Work - Division of Continuing Education course
offerings. Consult your college dean's office for restrictions and limitations.
Credit - One semester hour, generally rep-resenting one hour per week
of lecture or two or more hours per week of laboratory work.
Cum laude - Graduating "with honors."
Deficit Points - The number of grade points below a C average on hours
at-tempted at the university. If the grade point average is less than
a 2.0, there is a grade point deficit. Refer to "Grade Point Averaging
and Deficits" in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.
Dismissal - Students with a grade point deficit of 15 or more will be
placed on academic dismissal and will not be permitted further registration
Drop - To drop a single course from a given term.
Drop/Add - A period of time beginning the first day of classes when students
can adjust schedules by dropping or adding courses or changing sections
of a course. Courses dropped during the official drop/add period are not
sub-ject to fees.
Dual Enrollment - Simultaneous registration at two educational institutions.
Early Action - Freshmen applicants who meet the early action deadline
will receive a January decision. No attendance commitment enforced.
Early Admission - Admission as a freshman following completion of the
junior year of high school.
Decision - The application process in which the student makes a com-mitment
to the university, that, if admitted, the student will enroll.
Enrollment - Registration for course work and payment of fees constitutes
General Education Requirement - University-wide requirement of the basic
studies that form the foundation of all undergraduate degree programs.
Good Standing - Eligible to continue to register for university course
Grade Point Average (GPA) - The ratio of grade points earned to semester
hours carried. The UF GPA is computed on University of Florida course
Grade Points - The number of points attributed to a grade (A=4, B=3,
etc.) times the number of credit hours in the course.
Graduate Student - A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree and
who has been admitted to the Graduate School to pursue a graduate degree
program (master's, specialist, engi-neer, doctorate).
ISIS (Integrated Student Information System) - Web-based system for students
to access their records at www.isis.ufl.edu.
Magna cum laude - Graduating with "high honors".
Major - A subject of academic study chosen as a field of specialization.
Matriculation - Enrollment as an admitted, degree-seeking student.
Medical Withdrawal - Student drops all courses in a given term based on
medical documentation. Fees for the semester are refunded.
- An officially recognized secon-dary concentration of study in an ap-proved
subject area, consisting of at least 15 credits of appropriate course
Permanent Academic Record - The complete list of a student's courses
attempted, grades and credit earned, degrees awarded, and any other pertinent
Petition - A written request seeking a waiver of or an exception to a
university regulation, policy or deadline.
Postbaccalaureate - A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree and
been admitted for continued study but who has not been admitted as a graduate
or professional student.
Prerequisite - A condition that must be met to establish eligibility to
enroll in a program or course.
Probation, Academic - Any undergradu-ate with less than a 2.0 cumulative
UF GPA shall be placed on academic probation while a grade point deficit
ex-ists. Refer to "deficit points."
Professional Student - A student who is admitted to pursue a Doctor of
Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy
or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Readmission - The procedure for a previously admitted/enrolled UF student
to re-enroll in a degree-seeking status after a break in enrollment of
more than one term.
Registration - The process by which a student officially selects and enrolls
in university course work.
Registration is not complete until appropriate fees are paid.
- A student's tenure within the university and/or a specific college or
Residency - Classification of students as Florida residents or non-Florida
resi-dents for tuition purposes.
Schedule Adjustment - A period of time following advance registration
before the beginning of classes when students can adjust their course
Schedule of Courses - Registration infor-mation provided each term with
aca-demic regulations and a listing of all courses offered.
Semester - A standard academic term (fall or spring) of approximately
16 weeks of instruction. Refer to "term".
Summa cum laude - Graduating with "highest honors."
S-U Option - A provision by which a student may elect, with college approval,
to enroll in a course, the grade for which is not computed in the grade
point average. Grades awarded are S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).
S.U.S. - The State University System of Florida. The University of Florida
is one of 11 state-supported universities in the S.U.S.
Term - A period of instruction. During the fall and spring, the term is
a standard 16-week semester. During the summer, various shorter length
periods of instruction are offered: Summer A and Summer B are 6-week terms;
Summer C is a 12-week term.
Transcript - An official copy of the student's complete course work,
grades, credit and degrees earned at the University of Florida.
Transfer Credit - Course work completed at another institution that is
accepted at the University of Florida and which may be applicable toward
a specific major, minor or degree.
Transient Student - A student of another accredited institution who receives
permission to register (for one term) as a nondegree-seeking student to
earn credit to transfer back to his or her parent institution.
Universal Tracking System and Audits - A computerized academic advising
and tracking program that provides an assessment of progress toward degree
Withdraw - To drop all courses for a given term.
Writing and Math Requirement (Gordon Rule) - A state law requiring that
all students complete 24,000 words of designated writing courses and 6
hours of designated math courses prior to earning 60 credits. Courses
are identified by category in the Sched-ule of Courses.