A student’s first year of university or college can be an exciting time, but also an intense time of transition. There’s a new campus to get used to, friends to make, passions to discover, and even new words to learn.
The first degree awarding college was founded in 859 a.d. … so the higher education system has loads of terms that are used to describe its workings. Knowing these words before your first day will give you a leg up in navigating this new world.
Whatever your field of study, these are the words you’ll encounter during your first year at college.