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There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Courses required to take more advanced courses or apply to a program. For example, a student must complete Art I before they can take Art II. In this instance, Art I is a prerequisite for Art II.
The date by which prospective students must submit their applications to be most strongly considered, usually for admissions and financial aid.
PJ refers to the authority of a school’s financial aid administrator to make adjustments to the data elements on the FAFSA and to override a student’s dependent status. These adjustments typically lower a student’s EFC, thus making them eligible for additional need-based, or other, aid. Sometimes called a Special Circumstance.