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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.

Wait List
A list of students who meet the admissions requirements for a course that is currently full. Students on a wait list will be offered a seat in a course only if space becomes available in that course. Waitlisted students are notified through their A-B Tech student email account if space opens up in the course for which they’re waitlisted.
Warning (Academic)
Results from failing to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 during any semester.
Warning (Financial Aid)
Results from failing to maintain the minimum requirements of SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) during any semester.
WebAdvisor
An A-B Tech online tool where students go to register for classes and view grades, financial aid, class schedule, and other account and course information. WebAdvisor can be accessed by clicking the "WebAdvisor" link at the top of A-B Tech’s website, www.abtech.edu.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
The federal program that provides loans to eligible student and parent borrowers under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Funds are provided by the federal government to eligible borrowers through participating schools.
Withdrawal
Withdrawal from a class is done after the"Drop /Add period," but before the "last day to withdraw." The deadline for withdrawing is listed in the Student Handbook. A grade of W will appear on the transcript, and a withdrawal will not affect GPA, but it will affect overall completion/pass rate, which could also affect financial aid. Refunds are not available when withdrawing from a course. (Do not confusing "Withdrawing" with "Dropping.")
Withdrawal Period
Period of time after the Drop/Add period, but well into the semester, when a student may withdraw from a class. Refer to the College Calendar at www.abtech.edu/event-calendar or the Student Handbook for each semester’s first and last day to withdraw. Withdraw dates will differ for classes that meet less than the entire semester. (Do not confusing "Withdrawing" with "Dropping.")
Work Study
A federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses.
Writing Center
An office in the Holly (Library) Building, room 125, that helps Curriculum students with planning, organizing, drafting, and revising papers and reports. The Writing Center is also able to provide online tutoring services.
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