a graduate or previous student of a college or university. Alumni is
the plural inclusive form, alumna is female, and alumnae (pronounced
a-lum-nee) is feminine plural.
Audit is participating in, and
attending, a course without receiving credit. Auditing students do not
complete term work, laboratory assignments or exams. Reduced fees apply.
Credit/No Credit grades are given in
some courses and simply indicate whether the student has passed or
failed. No numeric value is assigned to these grades and they are not
included in grade point calculations.
Degree Audit is an outline that shows what courses you must take for your degree.
Plagiarism and Cheating: To plagiarize
is to take and use another person's thoughts, writings or inventions as
one's own without acknowledging or giving the source of the ideas and
expressions. Cheating includes the submitting workprepared by someone
else but passing it off as one's own, or to copy the work or answers of
another student. Both result in serious penalties which may include
expulsion from the university.
Registrar: Also known as the Office
for Student Records and Registration, this office is responsible for
school records and directs the registration process.
Suspension: Students may be suspended when they
fail to meet the terms of their academic probation or as a penalty
arising from a violation of regulations. Students may re-register or
re-apply following suspension in accordance with the regulations of
their faculty or school.
Transcript is the official document prepared by the Student Records Office of each student's academic history.
Transfer of Credit is the granting of course credit towards a degree for courses completed at another institution or faculty.
Transfer student: A student who has moved to the University of Nebraska at Kearney after attending another post-secondary institution.