• College Now – the umbrella name for College programs delivered to and for high school students.

     
  • Articulation Agreement – An official approved agreement that matches coursework between schools that is designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring between institutions (community college to four-year college or university, technology center to community college, or high school to community college.) Students may “articulate” or earn dual credit in either academic or technical coursework.

     
  • College Ready – the level of knowledge and skills needed to successfully complete most credit-bearing college courses; the level or proficiency needed for entry-level work-readiness programs that require at least a high school diploma.

     
  • COMPASS (Computerized Assessment and Support System) – A computerized standardized placement test designed to assist the institution in placing students in the basic skills areas of writing, reading, and mathematics. Testing time is individualized.

     
  • Dual Enrollment – Concurrent high school and college enrollment; enrolled student earns both high school and college credit.

     
  • Joint Enrollment – Concurrent high school and college enrollment; enrolled student earns college credit only.

     
  • More Northeast State Terms & Definitions