Definitions

admissionthe Faculty’s acceptance of an applicant as a student
auditorstudent who attends a course with the consent of the instructor; formal registration required but student does not receive credit for course and is not entitled to submit exercises or write examinations
classa particular offering of a given course
corequisitea requirement that must be fulfilled concurrently with another course
coursea proscribed set of study and evaluation, used for academic credit towards a degree Program.
corea course that is required, or is selected from an extremely limited list of courses, in a Plan
electivea course freely chosen by the student
equivalencya pair of courses of equal unit value, one of which is no longer offered, which are considered to be similar enough that one may serve interchangeably for the other in terms of prerequisites, corequisites, exclusions, and plan and program requirements. Credit will only be given for one of the pair.
exclusiona list of two or more courses that are considered similar enough that credit will only be given for a defined subset of courses from that list. Usually, holding credit for an excluded course(s) will prevent registration of the remaining courses on the list
GPA (grade point average)the unit-weighted average grade in a set of courses
leveldetermined by the number of passed units completed:
0.0 - 23.9 units (level 1)
24.0 - 47.9 units (level 2)
48.0 - 83.9 units (level 3)
84.0 units and above (level 4)
level in programdetermined by the number of passed units completed toward the requirements of the plan, as specified by the Department
one-way exclusiona course that will prevent registration if taken with or before another course
optiona course chosen from a limited list of courses specified in a Plan. The degree of choice may vary according to the Plan
part-time studentmay do at most 18.0 units in the Fall-Winter Session; may do at most 9.0 units in either Fall or Winter Terms
planan approved set of courses required to focus in an area of study. The depth of focus may vary according to Plan type. More than one Plan may be required to obtain a degree
prerequisitea requirement that must be met prior to registration in a course
programan approved set of courses leading to a degree
registrationa student’s enrolment in a course or courses
sessionan academic period within a Term. Start and end dates for each Session are published annually under Academic Dates and Key Dates
subjecta defined area of study
supporting coursea course in a Plan that complements the area of study; some Plans have required supporting courses (e.g. mathematics courses in a Physics Plan); others do not
terman academic period during the calendar year.
There are three terms:
Fall (September-December)
Winter (January-April)
Summer (May-August)
Start and end dates for each Term are published annually under Academic Dates and Key Dates
unitthe academic value of a course