Glossary of 75 Distance Learning Terms
Early Admission - Acceptance into a post secondary institution before completion of secondary school; admission standards are usually higher than for regular admission.
Early Decision - A system in which applicants apply earlier than the posted deadline, and, if accepted, withdraw all other applications and agree to enroll at the university.
Elective Courses - Optional courses that complement the core components of a degree program; credit earned is applied to the final degree.
Entrepreneurship - The undertaking of a business or enterprise with chance of Profit or loss; a common specialization in business programs; program participants study the traits of successful entrepreneurs as well as what is needed to establish a new business.
Exchange (Program) - Agreement between institutions that permit students to move from one institution to another for short or long-term periods of study or employment; may offer credit towards a degree earned at the original institution.