Your Cheat Sheet to College Lingo
Don’t understand any of the college lingo your student is using? This list of terms will have you up to speed in no time.
There are currently 11 terms in this directory beginning with the letter S.
Used for multiple choice testing; has bubbles to be filled in with pencil. Shop RSU Bookstore.
List of courses student is enrolled in, along with times, days, instructors, and locations.
Financial assistance awarded based on academics or other criteria; do not have to be paid back. See our Scholarship offerings.
Contains and administers several academic departments; for example, the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies. See our Schools.
Identifies specific class (time, day, instructor) within a course (ex. General Biology may have section numbers of 001, 002, 003, etc). See Class Schedule.
A nine-digit number; you will need this number for the following: accessing your online account, contacting an office at RSU, contacting professors, and emailing.