Glossary

ACADEMIC CREDIT: Credit applicable toward a degree, to be earned at Lincoln 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, such as 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: A student attending selected classes without pursuing a degree or certificate.

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

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

CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE: An admission status indicating a deficiency in the student's academic background.

CONDITIONAL STUDENT: A student having some academic deficiency and cannot be fully 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.

FULL-TIME STUDENT: An undergraduate or certificate 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 the 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 for completion of 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 or certificate.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE: An absence from classes for a reason for a specified period of time, which must be requested in writing, and submitted to the Admissions and Records Office for the Director’s written approval.

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.

MINOR: Optional courses in an area related to the major field. At Lincoln University, an 18-unit coursework is required for students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program to complete a minor.

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 on the University academic catalog 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.

TEMPORARY ACCEPTANCE: An admission status granted to students who have provided the University with evidence of qualification for admission, but have to submit official records, test scores or additional materials for the file.

TERM: A semester or a summer session.

TRANSCRIPTS: Complete academic records from an academic institution which show the courses that were taken, the number of credit hours and the grade for each course, and the degree if granted.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT CLASSIFICATION:
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 or 30 supervised lab hours, or 45 self-study or intern/externship hours.