Admissions Lingo for Newbies


The following lingo primer is for college admissions newbies. This would include high school students eager to learn as much as possible about the challenging process of getting into college. It also includes the parents of ultimately college-bound students who may want to prepare themselves well in advance of their progeny's entrance into the college admissions merry-go-round.

Like most other fields of endeavor, college admissions has its own specialized terminology. These terms appear often for applicants as they begin to weave their way through the various curves and straightaways of applying to college. It pays to know what they mean and how they can affect the application process.

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