Glossary of 75 Distance Learning Terms
Terminal Degree - The highest degree that may be obtained in a field (usually, but not always, a doctoral degree).
Tertiary - Post secondary education; education pursued after secondary school (usually in reference to college or university education).
Transcript - Official academic records detailing place and time of study, courses completed and grades achieved.
Tutor - A qualified person who provides academic assistance to students, and may also grade assignments; a tutor generally provides one to one assistance to individual students, or less often, teaches in a more formal classroom setting.
Twinning (Program) - Arrangement between institutions in different geographical locations in which students complete up to two years of study in a college in their home countries, followed by guaranteed admission to the partner university for completion of a degree program; the degree is granted by the latter institution.