Academic Advisor - An individual assigned/selected to help a student plan their course of study
Blackboard - Provides web space for course resources and activities, assignment submissions, gradebook and more
BSU mobile app - Features student services including courses, cancellations, safety, dining halls, events, holds, ebill, bus tracker, connect card, smart parking and more
Credits - Units a school uses to indicate if a student has completed and passed courses required for a degree. Each school defines the total number and type required for graduation.
DegreeWorks - Tool that assists students to track graduation process, academic requirements, GPA, advisor information and more
Double Major - A program of study allowing a student to complete the course requirements for two majors at the same time.
Drop - To withdraw from a course.
Electives - Courses students can choose to take for credit toward a degree but are not required.
Grade Point Average (GPA) - a number showing overall academic performance and is often used to determine eligibility for ongoing scholarships and grants
Infobear - Houses personal information, financial aid, academic records, and more
Registrar - The college official who registers students, keeps and maintains students’ files.
Registration - The process in which students choose and enroll in courses
Transcript - A student’s official record of his or her coursework at a school or college
Dependent Student - Dependent students report their parent(s) income on the FAFSA and this is calculated when the Federal Government determines the amount of aid provided. Learn more about independent/dependent status at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/dependency
Entrance Counseling - A mandatory information session which takes place before a student receives their first federal student loan that explains their responsibilities and rights as a student borrower.
Federal Pell Grant - A federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need. Grants are financial aid – often based on a student’s demonstrated financial need – that do not need to be repaid.
Federal School Code - An identifier the U.S. Department of Education assigns to each college or career school that participates in the federal student aid programs. Students need the school code to send their FAFSA info to the school- BSU's code is 002183
Federal Student Loan - A loan funded by the federal government to help pay for students’ education that a student must repay with interest
Federal Work-Study - A program providing part-time employment to students while they are enrolled in school to help pay for their education expenses
Internship - An experience allowing students to work in a professional environment to gain training and skills.
Bear’s - Bear’s Den
Crim - Crimson Dining Hall
ECC - East Campus Commons
Tilly - Flynn Dining Hall (Tillinghast Hall)
Buildings on Campus
DMF - Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center
RCC - Rondileau Campus Center
Shea Durg - Shea and Durgin Residence Halls
Residence Life and Housing
AC - Area Coordinator
ISO - Institutional Security Officer
RA - Resident Assistant
RD - Resident Director
RLC - Residential Learning Community
ResLife/RLH - Residence Life and Housing
SS0 - Student Security Officer
PC- Program Council
RHA- Residence Hall Association
SGA - Student Government Association
AAC - Academic Achievement Center
CMA - Center for Multicultural Affairs
DRO - Disability Resources Office
IT - Information Technology
MRISJ - Martin Richard Institute for social Justice
NSFP - New Student & Family Programs
OID - Office of Institutional Diversity
OSIL - Office of Student Involvement & Leadership
UE - University Events