Glossary of Terms

00: Undergraduate Non-Matriculated

AACN: American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
AAMFT: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAO: Affirmative Action Officer AAP: Affirmative Action Plan
ABET: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
ACG: Academic Competitiveness Grant
ACT: American College Test
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADMIN: Administration
AICE/COOP: Academic Internships and Cooperative Education
ANTH: Anthropology
AP: Advanced Placement
APC: Academic Program Contract
API: Advanced Placement Institute
ARTD: Art & Design
B.A.: Bachelor of Arts Degree
B.A.C.: Bachelor of Arts in Communication
B.A.E.: Bachelor of Arts in Education
B.A.K.: Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology
B.B.A.: Bachelor of Business Administration
B.F.A.: Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.S.K.: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
BIOL: Biology
B.M.: Bachelor of Music
B.M.A.: Bachelor of Musical Arts
B.M.E.: Bachelor of Music Education
B.S.: Bachelor of Science
B.S.N.: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BUSA: Business
CE: Continuing Education
CCNE: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CES: Center for English Studies
CHEM: Chemistry
CHIN: Chinese
CHSP: Chinese Studies
CLEP: College Level Examination Program
CMDA: Communication, Media, and Design Arts
CNE: Continuing Nursing Education
COMA: Communication
CR: Credit Hours
CREDITS: Equal Semester Hours
CRN: Course Reference Number
CSCI: Computer Science
CX: Creative Expression GenEd Element
DANC: Dance
DATA: Data Science
DL: Dean’s List
D.N.P.: Doctor of Nursing Practice
DTA: Direct Transfer Agreement from Washington Community College
ECON: Economics
EDUC: Education
Ed.D.: Doctor of Education
ELMSN: Entry-level M.S.N. Program
ENGL: English
ENVT: Environmental Studies
EOG: Educational Opportunity Grant
EPSY: Educational Psychology
ES: Examining Self and Society GenEd Element
ESCI: Earth Science
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FD: First-Year Experience DJS Seminar
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
FR: Freshman
FT: Fitness and Wellness GenEd Element
FTWL: Fitness and Wellness
FW: First-Year Experience Writing Seminar
FREN: French
FYEP: First-Year Experience Program
GE: Global Engagement GenEd Element
GED: General Equivalency Diploma
GENED: General Education Program
GLB: Graham-Leach-Bliley Act
GLCS: Global & Cultural Studies
GLST: Global Studies
GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test
GN: Graduate Non-Matriculated
GPA: Grade Point Average, i.e., 2.00
GR: Graduate
GRE: Graduate Record Exam
GSRS: Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies
HECB/SAA: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board/State Approving Agency
HGST: Holocaust and Genocide Studies
HIPPA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HISP: Hispanic Studies
HIST: History
IB: International Baccalaureate
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
IHON: International Honors Program
ILO: Integrated Learning Objectives
INOV: Innovation Studies
INTERN: Internship
IP: In Progress Grade
IS: Independent Study
IT: Interpreting Text GenEd Element
J-Term: 4 weeks, January Term
JR: Junior
LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse
LTST: Latino Studies
M.A.: Master of Arts
M.A.E.: Master of Arts in Education
M.B.A.: Master of Business Administration
M.F.A.: Master of Fine Arts
M.S.: Master of Science
M.S.N.: Master of Science in Nursing
MATH: Mathematics
MFTH: Marriage and Family Therapy
MILS: Military Science
MUSI: Music
MW: Medical Withdrawal
NA: Never Attended
NAIS: Native American & Indigenous Studies
Nelnet: Nelnet Campus Commerce
NFLP: Nurse Faculty Loan Program
NMSQT-PSAT: National Merit Semi-finalist Qualifying Test-pre-Scholastic Assessment Test
NSCI: Natural Sciences, College of
NURS: Nursing
NW: Engaging the Natural World GenEd Element
PHIL: Philosophy
PHYS: Physics
PLUMS: PLU Matching Scholarship
POLS: Political Science
P&PA: Publishing and Printing Arts
PSYC: Psychology
PET: Pearson Test of English
QR: Quantitative Reasoning GenEd Element
RAP: Recruitment, Admission and Progress Committee in Nursing
RL: Academic Study of Religion GenEd Element
ROTC: Reserve Officer Training Corps
RN: Registered Nurse
RS: Running Start
RELI: Religion
SA: Study Away
SAP: Satisfactory Academic Progress
SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test
SEOG: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
SO: Sophomore
SEMESTER HOURS: Credits are on semester hour basis
SOCI: Sociology & Criminal Justice
SOCW: Social Work
SOLU: Southern Lushootseed
SP: Special Project
SPED: Special Education
SR: Senior and for the Senior Culminating Experience GenEd Element
STAT: Statistics
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
THEA: Theatre
TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
UG: Undergraduate
USAFI: United States Armed Forces Institute
VW: Exploring Values and Worldviews GenEd Element
WAVE: Washington Award for Vocational Excellence
WSNG: Washington State Need Grants