#098 – College Lingo – Can You Talk the Talk? – Part 3

So many mysterious terms and acronyms to understand when your student heads off to college! In this third College Lingo installment Vicki and Lynn define and discuss several of the insider terms that colleges use that may not be clear to parents. We cover topics from Disability Services and Priority Registration to Satisfactory Academic Progress, Minors, the College Catalog, and the Clery Act. We’re only scratching the surface of this new language, but it should get you started being able to understand and Talk the Talk. (Hear the first and second College Lingo in episodes #047 and #057.)

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In this third episode exploring the college lingo that can seem like a foreign language, we talked about six more terms that may not make sense if you aren’t “in the know.” Having an idea what your student is talking about when they throw around these terms, will help parents provide guidance and ask the right questions.

If you want to check out our previous episodes with other terms, check out these earlier episodes.

#047 – College Lingo – Can You Talk the Talk? – FERPA, Parental Notification, IDEA, IEP and ADA, Admission Wait Lists, Faculty Ranks and positions and Academic Advisors.

#057 – College Lingo – Can You Talk the Talk? – Part 2 – Accommodations, Assistive Technology, Degree Map, Degree Audit, Registrar, Academic Probation or Warning.

In this episode we talked about the college catalog, priority registration, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Disabilities Offices, minors, and the Clery Act.

If you want to read a bit more about these topics, check out these articles:

The College Catalog: Source of Information for Parents of College Students

What is a “Satisfactory Academic Progress” Policy for Financial Aid?

Should My College Student Select a Minor?

Discussing Campus Safety With Your College Student

Why Your Student Should Have a Personal Departure Plan from College

We also mentioned earlier podcast episodes that may be of interest:

#017 – How to Move Forward After Academic Probation or Dismissal

#029 – Steps to Success for Students with Disabilities: An Interview with Elizabeth Hamblet

#085 – A Pathway to Success for Students with Disabilities (and everyone else, too!): An Interview with Elizabeth Hamblet

If you have a student with disabilities, you should also check out Elizabeth Hamblet’s book:

Seven Steps to College Success: A Pathway to Success for Students with Disabilities

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