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Credit by Examination Course or unit credit granted for demonstrated profi- ciency in a given area as determined by examination.

Credit/No Credit A grading system by which units of credit may be earned but no letter grade is assigned. Such units are not used in computing the grade point average. The credit/no credit grading option should not be con- fused with non-credit courses.

CSU California State University System

CSU General Education Requirement Courses which satisfy general education breadth requirements for California State Universities.

Degree A diploma granted by a college stating that the stu- dent has successfully completed a course of study in a specific field. The most common degrees are:

AA - Associate of Arts AS - Associate of Science BA - Bachelor of Arts BS - Bachelor of Science

Dismissal A situation caused by low academic or progress per- formance or misconduct in which the student may not continue at the college without approval for read- mission.

Drop Officially withdrawing from a course, but remaining enrolled in college.

Elective A course which is not required for a major or general education but is acceptable for credit. An elective course may be in any area of study.

Full-time Student A student enrolled in twelve or more course units in a regular semester or four or more units during the summer intersession.

General Education Requirements A group of courses required to earn a degree which provide a broadly based education.

Good Standing A student whose grade point average and cumulative grade point average is a C (2.0) or better and has a course completion ratio of over 50%.

Grade Point A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0

Grade Point Average (GPA) An overall level of academic achievement used as a measure in making decisions regarding good stand- ing, probation, disqualification, and dismissal, eligi- bility for graduation, and transfer to four-year insti- tutions. The grade point average is derived from the following unit system:

A = 4 grade points per unit B = 3 grade points per unit C = 2 grade points per unit D = 1 grade point per unit F = 0 grade points per unit

The G.P.A. is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the number of units attempted.

IGETC Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum is a series of courses that Delta College students may use to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any CSU and most UC campuses. All coursework applicable to the IGETC must be completed in order to be accepted by CSU and UC. The IGETC will probably be most useful for students who want to keep their options open before making a final decision about transferring to a partic- ular CSU or UC campus.

Independent Study Individual study in areas not covered by a regular course.

Lower Division Courses at the freshmen and sophomore level of col- lege.

Major An organized program of courses within a discipline leading to an Associate Degree or Vocational Certificate.


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