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There are currently 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
This is the office that registers students for courses. They may also be responsible for keeping permanent records and maintaining the student’s file.
This is the process through which students sign up for their courses for the following semester. Students are often asked, encouraged, or required to meet with their academic advisor before registering for courses to be sure that they understand their course requirements. Students usually have a designated time, based on class seniority, when they may register for their classes.
A student whose permanent residence is in the same state as the college or university they attend or hope to attend. In-state students pay lower tuition than out-of-state students. Sometimes called an In-State Student.
A school’s retention rate is the percentage of it first-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall. A higher percentage rate means more students are coming back.
Return of Title IV Funds
The calculation required when a recipient of Title IV aid withdraws from an institution during a payment period/period of enrollment in which the recipient began attendance. The calculation compares the amount of Title IV aid the recipient earned to the amount disbursed and determines whether funds must be returned, or the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.
Admissions departments who work on a rolling deadline evaluate applications as they receive them instead of waiting till a deadline. Students tend to hear back within 4-6 weeks.