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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This InfoBase glossary provides a collection of InfoBase documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the InfoBase glossary below.

Official Transcript
An official record of a student’s academic history that contains all courses that have been taken at A-B Tech, including any credits that have been transferred into A-B Tech. An Official Transcript is marked “Official” and enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Unofficial if Opened.”
Online Course
Courses that require students to access course materials and complete assignments completely online. Online courses can be identified by the letter "O" in the course section name; for example, ENG-111-O2 is an online English course. Online courses at A-B Tech are conducted through Moodle at http://moodle.abtech.edu.
Online Writing Center
An A-B Tech website that offers an online tutoring service for students enrolled in online or hybrid courses. For assistance, visit www.abtech.edu/content/writing-center/writing-center-online.
Out-of State Resident
A resident whose state of legal residence is not North Carolina.
Out-Of-State Resident
A student is considered an out-of-state resident, by North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1), if he/she has not maintained domicile in NC for at least the 12 months immediately prior to classification as a resident for tuition purposes. Proof of residency includes being employed within the state of NC, paying NC taxes, having a current NC driver’s license, and voting in NC. A student cannot qualify for in-state tuition if he or she is claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian who is not a NC resident. Contact the Admissions Office in the Bailey Student Services Building for additional information about residency status.
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