- Adjunct Faculty - Part-time instructors.
- Associate Degree - The degree received after completing a two-year program.
- Audit - To take a course without credit.
- Baccalaureate or Bachelor's Degree - The degree received after completing a four-year program.
- MyPellissippi - a portal that will give you access to a variety of services and information including
- Student Academic and Course information, Advising and Records, Course Registration, Web Services for Faculty and Staff, Event calendars, Library Resources, and Campus information and announcements.
- D2L (Desire to Learn) - The "e-learning" program used in all classroom and Distance Education courses at Pellissippi. D2L enables many classroom related activities, including email, access to course documents, and access to class-related websites.
- Certificate - A credential awarded by the college or university to recognize the completion of curriculum other than one leading to a degree or diploma.
- Closed sections - A section or course that has been filled completely.
- Commencement - The graduation ceremonies held at the end of a semester.
- FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aide - A form that may be used by students applying for federal and other types of financial aid. Forms are available in the Financial Aid Office.
- Major - A subject or career field that serves as the focus of study in a degree program.
- Minor - A secondary concentration in a specific subject or career field.
- Orientation - A vital part of the college experience with activities designed to help new students adjust and familiarize themselves with the college.
- Prerequisites - Courses that must taken prior to enrolling in an advanced course.
- Probation - A notation posed to a student's transcripts for any fall and spring term in which the cumulative GPA falls below appropriate levels. See catalog for details.
- Syllabus - A course outline of the topics and assignments expected to be covered.
- Transcript - A record of all courses taken, credits earned, and graded received.
- Transfer- Acceptance by a new college of the credits earned in a previous college.
- Tuition - The fees charged for academic instruction.
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