ACADEMIC CREDIT: Credit applicable toward a degree, to be earned at the University, or transferred from another institution

ADMISSION: The acceptance of an applicant into Lincoln University. Admission is based on an evaluation of applicant's eligibility criteria: appropriate degrees or diplomas, fitting academic records, and the applicant's competence for an academic program

ATTENDANCE REGULATIONS: Attendance is required for all classes

AUDITOR STATUS: A student attending selected classes without pursuing a degree

CHANGE IN REGISTRATION: The process of adding or dropping a course

CONCENTRATION: A 21-unit coursework for BS degree, a 21-unit coursework for BA degree, a 12-unit coursework for MBA degree and a 27-unit coursework for DBA degree to be studied in addition to the required courses in a major field of study

CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE: Admission status indicating a deficiency in the student's academic background

CONDITIONAL STUDENT: A student having some academic deficiency and cannot be accepted to the program applied. The deficiency needs to be removed before receiving a regular status

CURRICULUM: The total sequence and complete description of course offerings

ESTIMATED TIME FOR DEGREE COMPLETION (ETDC): An estimated time to complete a degree program.

FULL-TIME STUDENT: An undergraduate student who is carrying at least twelve (12) units of credit, or a regular graduate student who is enrolled in nine (9) units or more

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA): A system of recording achievement based on a numerical average of the grades attained in each course. An "A" is worth 4 points, "B": 3 points, "C": 2 points, "D": 1 point, and "F": 0 points. A GPA is the number of units a course is worth multiplied by the number of points for a single letter grade received for the course, then summarized for all courses included in a program and divided by the total number of units in the program. The result is the grade point average for the program

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation requirements are prescribed by the University to complete a given program of study. Requirements include a minimum number of credit hours, required GPA, prerequisites and elective courses within the specified major and minor areas of study. All requirements must be successfully met in order to obtain a specific degree

LEAVE OF ABSENCE: An absence from classes for a reason for a specified period of time, which must be requested in writing, approved by Provost and submitted to the Registrar and Administration offices

MAJOR: An area of study in which a degree is awarded. Business Administration, International Business, Finance Management, and Diagnostic Imaging represent current major fields at Lincoln University

MAXIMUM TIME FOR DEGREE COMPLETION (MTDC): The maximum time permitted for a degree completion

PROBATION: An academic standing which is based upon a student's low grade point average: under 2.0 ("C") for undergraduate students; and under certain values described in the satisfactory academic progress (SAP) chart for graduate students

REGULAR STUDENT: A student who has qualified academically, has a complete record, and has been officially accepted for admission to a degree program

TERM: A semester or a summer session

TRANSCRIPT: A document of complete academic records from an academic institution which shows the courses that were taken, the number of credit hours, the grade for each course, and the degree if granted

Freshman:        A student who has completed fewer than 30 units.
Sophomore:     A student who has completed at least 30, but fewer than 60 units.
Junior:             A student who has completed at least 60, but fewer than 90 units.
Senior:            A student who has completed at least 90 units, but does not hold a bachelor's degree.

UNIT OF CREDIT: 1 credit unit equals 15 lecture hours with 30 - 45 hours of homework or 30 supervised lab hours or 45 self-study or intern/externship hours