Understanding all the new terms and acronyms can be a bit difficult at first!
Here are some that you will find handy in your first few weeks!
Advanced Standing – Credit awarded for previous study
Alumni – Any student who has graduated from ARU College.
Census Date – The last day you may withdraw from a course or subject without incurring financial cost.
Core Subject – A subject which is needed to complete your degree.
Credit Points – The amount of points you must complete to graduate.
Deferment – Postponing a course by one or two semesters.
DVC – Deputy Vice Chancellor.
Elective – Non-compulsory subject.
Honours – Optional year of study to increase knowledge.
Hurdle Requirement – A compulsory piece of assessment that must be passed to pass the subject.
Major – Main discipline area of your degree.
Minor – Secondary discipline of your degree.
Plagiarism – A reproduction of someone else’s work without acknowledgement.
Postgraduate – A university qualification undertaken after a bachelor degree.
Prerequisite – A subject that must be completed before enrolling.
Undergraduate – A single bachelor degree.
VC – Vice Chancellor.