Search Penn State:   People | Departments | Web
Search this site:
Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Alphabetical Index of Topics


Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Codes

Abbreviations, Course

Absence from Class (Class Attendance)

Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

Academic Advising

Advising Audit (Degree Audit)

Advising Centers

Advising Council (University)

Advising Directory

Advising Notes

Advising Topics and Related ISIS Screens

College Advising Structures at University Park

Responsibilities of Advisers and Advisees

Academic Advising News

Academic Advising Seminars

Academic Assistance Programs (Educational Equity)

Academic Background and Placements (Course Placements)

Academic Calendar

Academic Classification of Students by Semester

Academic Drop Action (Unsatisfactory Scholarship)

Academic/Enrollment Verification

Academic Entrance and Retention Requirements (for Majors)

Academic Help

Academic Integrity

Academic Planning (Student Resources)

Academic Plans (Recommended)

Academic Reinstatement

Academic Renewal

Academic Success and Difficulties (Handbook Topics)

Academic Verification, Understanding a Transcript/

Academic Warning (Unsatisfactory Scholarship)

Access Accounts, (Penn State)

Accessibility (Resources for Students with Disabilities)


Adding Courses

Administrative Course Cancellation

Administrative Enrollment Controls (lists by year)

Administrative Enrollment Controls

Administrative Information Services (AIS), Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Administrative Offices for Undergraduate Education

Admission and Enrollment (Handbook Topics)

Admission to Major (Entrance to and Changes in College/Major)

Admission Requirement (Carnegie Units)

Admission Requirement, World Language

Admissions, Undergraduate

Adult Learner Programs

Adult Learners

Advance Registration (Registration)

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Standing

Adviser Assignment and Academic Classification of Students

Advising (see Academic Advising)

ALEKS Math Assessment

Appeal of Academic Policies and Procedures (Petitions for Exceptions to Academic Policies and Procedures)

Appointment (Class Meeting Times)

Appropriate Deans' Offices

Armed Services, Credit for Educational Experiences

Associate Deans for Undergraduate Studies

Associate Degree Programs

Athletes, Morgan Academic Support Center

Attendance in Class

Audit of Unfulfilled Requirements (Degree Audit)

Auditing a Course (AU)

Awards, Excellence in Advising



Baccalaureate "Bachelor's" Degrees (e.g., B.A., B.S., B.PH.)

B.A. Degree Requirements

Basic Skills Courses, Scheduling: English

Basic Skills Courses, Scheduling: Quantification

Blended Learning (Web/Online Course Work)

Bulletin, Undergraduate

Bursar's Office



C-Grade Requirement

Calendar of Religious Holy Days

Calendar, Academic

Campus Advising Centers

Campus, Change of

Campus Engagement Plan

Campus, Multi-Campus Registration

Canceling Registration

Cancellation of a Course

Career Services

Carnegie Units

Center for Women Students

Certificate Minors

Certificate Programs

Certification, Foreign Language Proficiency

Certification Programs for Teachers, Entrance Criteria

Change Course Level (Dropping Down in a Sequence of Courses)

Change of Campus

Change of College/Major


Chemistry, Course Placements

Chemistry (Scheduling Beginning Courses)

Class Attendance

Class Meeting Times

Class Rank

Classification, Semester

Classification of Undergraduate Students

Classroom Problems, Resolution of

Clubs/Organization, Student

Code of Conduct

Codes, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

College Advising Structures at University Park

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

College Information Chart

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board

College Rank

Communication Skills (Academic Advising)

Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)

Computer Access Accounts (Penn State)

Computer Services

Concurrent Majors Program

Conduct (Office of Student Conduct)

Conference on Academic Advising


Confirmation of Registration

Conflict of Examinations

Continuing Education

Continuing Education for Adult Students (all campuses)

Continuing Education for Adult Students (University Park)

Controlled Courses

Controlled Majors: Academic Entrance and Retention Requirements

Controlled Majors: Administrative Enrollment Controls

Controlled Majors: Entrance Criteria for Teacher Certification

Corrected Grade: Grade Change

Corrected Grade: Grade Mediation and Adjudication

Correspondence Study (World Campus)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Course Abbreviations

Course Cancellation, Administrative

Course Contacts (Departments and Campus Registrar)

Course Delivery Systems

Course, Disenrollment from

Course Drop/Add

Course Drop/Add: Dropping Down in a Sequence of Courses

Course Information

Course Numbering System

Course Placements (First-Year Writing, Math, Chemistry)

Course Selection (Handbook Topics)

Course Substitution (Exceptions to Degree Requirements)

Course Suffixes

Courses with C-Grade Requirement

Courses, Part-Semester

Courses, Repeating

Courses to Test Interests and/or Abilities

Cover Letters, Resumes

Credit Acquisition Through Attendance at Some Foreign Secondary Schools and Participation in the International Baccalaureate Program

Credit and Credit Load

Credit for Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Credit by Examination

Credit Load (Summer Sessions)

Credit for Noncollegiate Experience

Credit Overload

Credit by Portfolio Assessment

Credit by Transfer from Other Institutions

Credit for Training Programs in Noncollegiate Organizations

Credit by Validation

Credits Earned (Semester Classification)

Credits (Handbook Topics)

Cross-Listed Courses

Cultural Diversity (United States and International Cultures requirements)

Cumulative Credits/Total Credits

Cumulative Grade-Point Average

Curricular Updates



Deans, Associate ("Appropriate")

Dean's List

Deferred Grade (DF)

Deficiency, Grade-Point

Degree Audit

Degree, Baccalaureate

Degree Candidates (Defined)

Degree Program Summary

Degree Requirements

Degree-Seeking Provisional Student (Classification of Undergraduate Students and Adviser Assignment)

Delivery Systems, Course

Departmentally Controlled Courses, Scheduling

Directory, Advising Select

Disabilities, Resources for Students with

Disablility Services, Office for

Disciplinary Report

  • Waiver (Consent for Release of Information)

Disciplinary Withdrawal

Discrimination Complaints

Disenrollment from a College or Major (Drops by Colleges)

Disenrollment from a Course

Dishonesty (Academic Integrity)

Distance Education (World Campus)

Distinction (Graduation with Distinction or Honors)

Diversity Requirement (United States and International Cultures)

Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Double Majors (Concurrent Majors Program)

Drop Action (Unsatisfactory Scholarship)

Drop/Add, Course (Schedule Adjustment)

Dropping Down in a Sequence of Courses

Drops by Colleges, Failure to Meet Retention Standards

Dual Degrees (Concurrent Majors Program)

DUS (Division of Undergraduate Studies)



Early Progress Report

Progress Survey (Starfish)


Education Abroad

Education, Entrance Criteria for Teacher Certification

Educational Planning (Student Resources)



Emergencies, Class Absence

Engaged Scholarship Initiative

Engagement Plans, First-Year; First-Year Seminars

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English, Course Placements (First-Year Writing)

English Courses (Scheduling First-Year Writing Courses)

Enrichment Course Taker (Nondegree-Regular)

Enrollment/Academic Verification

Enrollment Controls, Administrative

Entrance and Retention Requirements, Academic

Entrance to and Changes in College/Major


Ethics and Compliance (Office of)


Examinations: Absence

Examinations: Advanced Placement Program (AP) of the College Board

Examinations: College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board

Examinations: Conflict of

Examinations: Credit by Examination

Examinations: For Failure Elimination

Examinations: Penn State Placement Tests (First-Year Writing, Math, Chemistry)

Excellence in Advising Awards

Exceptions to Degree Requirements (Course Substitution)

Exercise and Sport Activities (ESACT): Credit by Participation in Varsity Sports

Exercise and Sport Activities (ESACT): Credit for Basic Training in the Armed Services

Exploring Majors (MajorQuest)



F-Grade, Exam to Eliminate

Faculty Senate Office

Faculty Senate Policies

Failure, Exam to Eliminate

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA (Confidentiality)

Fellowships Office

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Confidentiality Index

Final Exams (Examinations)

Financial Aid

First-Year Seminars and Engagement Plans

Flexibility in General Education

"Flunking Out" (Unsatisfactory Scholarship)

Foreign Language Proficiency Certification

Foreign (World) Language Admission Requirement

Foreign (World) Language Requirements in University Park Majors Listed by College

Foreign (World) Language, Scheduling Courses

Foreign (World) Language, Substitution for General Education

Foreign (World) Language Tutoring Center (Penn State Learning)

Forms (student)

Four-Hundred- and Five-Hundred-Level Courses, Scheduling

FTCAP (New Student Orientation, NSO)

Full-Time Credit Load



General Education

General Education Year and Program Year

Global Education and Involvement (Think Global)

Global Programs (Education Abroad)

"Good Academic Standing"

Grades and Grade-Point Average

Graduate Courses

Graduate Programs at Penn State

Graduate/Undergraduate Degree Programs, Integrated

Graduation Procedures

Graduation Requirements

Graduation with Distinction or Honors

Guided Study Groups



Handbook, Undergraduate Advising

Handicapped Students (Resources for Students with Disabilities)

Health Professions

Health Professions Matrix

Health Services, University

Help, Academic

High School Units (Carnegie Units)

Holds on Student Registration and Records

Holy Days

Honor Societies

Honors (Graduation with Distinction or Honors)

Honors Program, Schreyer Honors College

Hybrid (Web/Online Course Work)



Identification Cards (id+ card)

Incomplete (No Grade)

Incomplete Registration

Independent Learning (World Campus)

Information, Penn State Phone Numbers

Information Technology Services

Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs

Integrity (Academic Integrity)

Intercultural and International Competence (United States and International Cultures requirement)

International Baccalaureate Program

International Cultures (IL) Requirement

International Education and Involvement (Think Global)

International Education Programs (Education Abroad)

International Students


ISIS (Integrated Student Information System)

iStudy for Success



Judicial Affairs (Office of Student Conduct)



Key University Offices



Laboratory Science Requirement

Language, (World) Admission Requirement

Language (World), Requirements in University Park Majors Listed by College

Language (World), Scheduling Courses

Language (World), Substitution for General Education

Language (World) Tutoring Center

Late Course Add

Late Course Drop

Late Registration

Late-Starting Courses

Law (Pre-Law Advising)


Learning Disabilities, Services Available for Students

Leave of Absence

Leaving Penn State (Handbook Topics)

Level Change (Dropping Down in a Sequence of Courses)

LionPATH Launch Page

Literature Selections (College of Education)

LGBTA Student Resource Center



Major and Minor Program Codes

Major, Change of

Majors, Academic Entrance/Retention Requirements for

Majors, Administrative Enrollment Controls for

Majors, Learn About


Math Assessment, ALEKS

Math Center (Penn State Learning)

Mathematics, Course Placements

Mathematics (Scheduling General Education Quantification Courses)

Math/Science Learning Assistance

Maymester (Summer Sessions)

Medical Withdrawal

The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal

Midsemester Evaluation Report (Early Progress Report)

Military, Credit for Educational Experiences

Military Leave of Absence

Military Re-enrollment

Military Withdrawal

Minor and Major Program Codes



Missed Classes

Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes

Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)

Multiple-Campus Registration

Multiple Majors (Concurrent Majors Program)



National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

New Student Orientation (NSO)

No Grade (NG)

Noncredit World Language Proficiency Certification

Nondegree Student (Classification Of Undergraduate Students and Adviser Assignment)

Notes, Advising



Offices/Services (Handbook Topics)

Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire

Online/Web Course Work

Orientation, New Student (NSO)

Other Cultures Courses (B.A. Degree Requirements)

Overload, Credit (Credit Load)

Overload, Credit (Schedule Adjustment)



Parents and Families

Part-Semester Courses

Part-Time Credit Load

Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading System)

Paterno Fellows Program

Penn State Learning

Penn State Reads

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Petitions for Exceptions to Academic Policies and Procedures

Physical Education: Credit by Participation in Varsity Sports

Physical Education: Credit for Basic Training in the Armed Services

Placements, Course (First-Year Writing, Math, Chemistry)

Plagiarism (Academic Integrity)

Policies, Faculty Senate

Pools for Entrance to Major

Poor Scholarship

Portfolio Assessment, Credit by

Pre-Law Advising

Priority Registration

Procedures, University Academic Administrative

Proficiency Examination, (Credit by Examination)

Proficiency Certification, Foreign Language

Programs (Handbook Topics)

Program Year (and General Education Year)

Progress Report (Early Progress Report)

Project LionPATH

Proof of Student Status

Provisional Student, degree-seeking (Classification of Undergraduate Students and Adviser Assignment)



Quantification Courses, Scheduling

Quick Reference Chart for Advising Notes



R Symbol

Rank in Class/College

Readmission (Re-enrollment)

Recommendations and References

Recommended Academic Plans

Records, Confidentiality of Student


Referrals (Academic Advising)

Registered Status

Registering (Handbook Topics)

Registrar's Office


Registration Cancelation

Registration Confirmation

Registration Errors, Correcting

Registration Holds

Registration, Multiple-Campus

Registration Schedule and Deadlines (Academic Calendar)

Registration Status


Religious Holy Days, Calendar

Remedial Courses: English

Remedial Courses: Quantification

Renewal, Academic

Repeating Courses

Reporting and Assisting Resources (Office of Ethics and Compliance)

Research Credit

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Resident Instruction

Resolution of Student Classroom Problems

Responsibilities of the Adviser and the Advisee

Resumes and Cover Letters

Retention Requirements

Retroactive Procedures



Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading System (SA/UN)

Schedule Adjustment

Schedule of Courses

Schedule Planning

Schedule Planning (Student Resources)

Scheduled Status

Scheduling Beginning Chemistry Courses

Scheduling Errors

Scheduling First-Year Writing Courses

Scheduling 400-, 500-, and 800-Level Courses

Scheduling Quantification Courses

Scheduling World Language Courses

Scholars Program


Schreyer Honors College

Science, Lab Courses

Science/Math Learning Assistance

Second/Foreign Language Admission Requirement

Secondary School Units (Carnegie Units)

Section Change, Schedule Adjustment

Security of Student Records

Semester Classification

Semester-by-Semester Planning Worksheet

Seminars, First-Year

Senate Office

Senate Policies

Sequential Majors Program

Sexual Harassment

Simultaneous Degrees (Concurrent Majors Program)

Sophomore Application to Major (Administrative Enrollment Controls for Majors)

Starfish Information Resource

Student Activities

Student Affairs Services

Student Aid (Financial Aid)

Student and Family Services

Student Clubs/Organizations

Student Conduct (Office of)

Student Orientation and Transition Programs (SOTP)

Student Records, Confidentiality

Study Abroad

Study Rooms, Group

Study Skills

Substitution of Courses (Exceptions to Degree Requirements)

Suffixes, Course

Summer Registration at Alternate Penn State Campuses

Summer Sessions

Supplemental Instruction (Guided Study Groups)


Symbols, Grade Report and Transcript



Target Grade-Point Average: Method for Computing

Teacher Certification

Technology Services

Technology Services (Information Technology Services)

Test Courses (Test Interests and/or Abilities)

Testing Center (eTesting)

Tests, Placement (Mathematics and Chemistry)

Think Global

Three-Six-Nine Rule (Flexibility in General Education)

Time Conflict, Scheduling

Time Management

Total Credits, Cumulative Credits

Transcript Symbols (Grade Report and)


Transfer Course Evaluation Guide

Transfer Credit (Credit by Transfer from Other Institutions)

Transfer to Another Penn State Campus (Change of Assignment)

Trauma Drop/Withdrawal, Petitions for Exceptions to Academic Policies and Procedures

Trauma Drop/Withdrawal Procedures

Tuition Calculator (Student)




UN Symbol

Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs, Integrated

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Studies, Associate Deans

Undergraduate Transcript and Grade-Report Symbols

Understanding a Transcript and Academic Verification

United States Cultures (US) Requirement

Units, Carnegie

University Advising Council

University Calendar (Academic Calendar)

University Faculty Senate Office

University Fellowships Office

University Health Services

University Learning Centers (Penn State Learning)

University Office, Key

University Park, Academic Advising Centers

University Policies, Faculty Senate

University Procedures, Academic Administrative

Unofficial Transcript (Advising Transcript)

Unsatisfactory Scholarship




Validation, Credit by

Varsity Sport (Alternative for Earning Health and Physical Activity Credit)

Verification, Academic/Enrollment

Veterans, Credit for Educational Experiences

Veterans Programs

Visiting a Course



Warning, Academic (Unsatisfactory Scholarship)

Web/Online Course Work

WF, WN, WP Symbols

What Can I Do With This Major?

Withdrawal from the University

Women in the Sciences & Engineering (WISE) Institute

Women Students, Center for

World Campus

World Language Admission Requirement

World Language Courses, Scheduling

World Language (Proficiency Certification and Credit by Exam)

World Language Requirements in University Park Majors Listed by College

World Language, Substitution for General Education

World Language Substitution (Flexibility in General Education)

World Language Tutoring Center

Writing Across the Curriculum (W courses)

Writing Center (Penn State Learning)

Writing Courses, Scheduling First-Year

Wrongdoing (Office of Ethics and Compliance)



XF Symbol