Xavier Glossary

A

Academic Advisor

A faculty or teacher who provides advice and guidance to students on academic matters, particularly course selection. A faculty advisor can:

  • Provide students accurate information about University policies, programs, curriculum requirements - changes, priority registration and registration procedures.
  • Help students select courses each semester which are appropriate and/or required.
  • Introduce students to different majors and/or career opportunities.
  • Monitor students' academic performance during the academic year and recommend, if necessary, strategies to ensure their graduation.
  • Make proper referrals when necessary (e.g. deans, department chairs, directors, Health and Wellness Center, Psychological Services, Career Development Office, Campus Ministry, Disability Services).

Add/Drop

A timeframe, typically during the first week of class, in which a student can drop out of or add a course without impacting tuition cost or GPA.

Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator

The Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for Xavier students who have experienced or are experiencing gender-based violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and gender discrimination. They are not required to report to the Title IX Coordinator or anyone else on campus without the student's consent.

Alternative Loan

A private student loan that is administered through a private bank. These loans are taken out in the student's name and can be used in addition to the Federal Stafford and Perkins loans. Maximum annual eligibility is the cost of attendance.

Associate Degree

An undergraduate academic degree granted after completion of two years of study. Community colleges and career colleges generally award associate degrees.

B

Bachelor's Degree

An undergraduate degree awarded by a college or university upon successful completion of a program of study, typically requiring at least four years (or the equivalent) of full-time study. Common degree types include bachelor of arts (B.A. or A.B.), which refers to the liberal arts, and bachelor of science (B.S.). A bachelor's is required before starting graduate studies.

Banner ID

This is a nine digit unique number assigned to students by our student information system. It is sometimes called a 'Student ID'. It is used in most places instead of a social security number.

Bias Advisory Response Team (BART)

Xavier's Bias Action and Response Team is one critical mechanism that is used to ensure appropriate communication about incidents that violate community expectations of appreciating diversity and actively working towards inclusion. The team also plays an equally important role in developing proactive and educational initiatives to minimize the occurrence of such incidents. BART does not hand out disciplinary actions for students involved. Disciplinary actions for violating the code of conduct are overseen by the Dean of Students.

Bias Incident

Unintentional or intentional acts targeted at a person, group, or property expressing negative bias or hostility on the basis of perceived or actual gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability; bias incidents may consist of name calling, epithets, slurs, degrading language, graffiti, intimidation, coercion, or harassment directed toward the targeted person or group. Bias incidents are different from, but can be the precursor to hate crimes. The primary difference is that a criminal act is evident and was intentionally directed at a legally protected group of people.

Board (or Meal Plan)

This is another word for a meal plan. Room and board refers to housing and dining.

Bursar's Office

The office that provides customer services to students, parents or guardians to pay tuition and fees, and room and board. The office publishes the student's monthly eBill, process payments, manages the payment plan, The Bursar's Office works in partnership with the Office of Student Financial Assistance to manage the student's financial affairs related to college. It is located in the Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place.

C

Canvas

An online learning management system to view homework assignments, study guides and a way for a professor to communicate with a student outside of the classroom.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Facilitates the institutional effort to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus for all students; especially for students of color, LGBTQAI+ students, first-generation college attendees, low-income and women students

Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ)

Challenges and supports students as they deepen their spiritual lives, pursue justice and promote pluralism.

Center for Interfaith Community Engagement

Works to create and strengthen a sense of community among individuals of diverse faiths on campus, in Cincinnati, and on the regional and national levels.

Center for International Education (CIE)

Collaboratively leads internationalization efforts (e.g. study abroad) and fosters intercultural understanding for students, scholars, faculty and staff to welcome international students.

Change of Major

Students in good academic standing (above 2.0 GPA) are able to change from one major to another, or add a second major. Students can meet with their Academic Advisors to facilitate this process. Major changes can happen anytime during the academic year.

College vs. Academic College

"College" is often used interchangeably with "university" and "school" that only provides an undergraduate education. Separately, an academic "college" can refer to an academic division of a university in which multiple majors call home, such as the Williams College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Professional Sciences.

Commuter Student

A student who travels from their home environment to take classes at a college or university. These students often miss out on the residential experience due to saving money or taking care of family members. Xavier has a commuter lounge with lockers, seating and tables for these students to use while on campus. The Commuter Advisory Board helps to create a sense of belonging and connect commuter students to campus resources.

ConneX

The Office on campus that manages meal plans, X-Cash, and the ALL Card. They are located in the Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place.

Core Curriculum

Mandatory courses students are required to complete to earn a degree. Xavier's Core engages all areas of Liberal Arts Catholic Jesuit education, encouraging Xavier students to become people of learning and reflection, integrity and achievement, in solidarity for and with others.

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The total amount it will cost a student to attend a school - usually stated as a yearly figure. COA includes tuition and fees, room and board, and estimated allowances for books, supplies, fees, personal costs, and transportation.

Counseling Services

Free of charge students can use on campus clinical psychologists and counselors to get customized support for their mental health needs or to confront substance abuse.

Course

A regularly scheduled class on a particular subject. Each college or university offers degree programs that consist of a specific number of required and elective courses. Each course and lab is worth a certain number of credits and students are billed based on credit hours. Billing for a full time semester includes 12-18 credit hours. Students taking above 18 credit hours will be charged additional tuition.

Curriculum

A program of study made up of a set of courses offered by an academic college and/or major.

D

Dean (Academic)

The head of an academic division of a college or university. Xavier has three Academic Deans, Williams College of Business, College of Professional Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

Dean of Students (Outside of Classroom Success, Wellness & Integrity)

The Dean of Students supports Xavier's efforts to create a village of support that promotes student success, wellness and integrity. Through programs, resources & services that help students make healthy and responsible choices the Dean of Students staff members work with students, faculty and staff to build a safe and inclusive Xavier community.

Default

Failure to repay a loan according to the terms agreed to in the loan's promissory note. For most federal student loans, students will default if they have not made a payment in more than 270 days. Students may experience serious legal consequences if they default.

Deferment

A postponement of payment on a loan that is allowed under certain conditions and during which interest does not accrue on Direct Subsidized Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans. All other federal loans that are deferred will continue to accrue interest. Any unpaid interest that accrued during the deferment period may be added to the principal balance of the loan.

Degree

A diploma or title awarded to students by a college or university after successful completion of a program of study.

Degree Audit

A degree audit is an individualized report that reflects a student's academic progress toward a specified degree. At Xavier University uses a degree audit system called Degree Works. Students can view their personalized degree audit in 'Self-Service'.

Departments and Offices

A division of a university, made up of faculty, department chairs, senior administrators and support staff that oversee a particular function of the institution to assist in student success and ensure the overall health of the university.

Dependent Student

A dependent student is assumed to have the support of parents or guardians, so that the parents' information is included on the FAFSA and has to be assessed along with the student's, in order to get a full picture of the family's financial strength. If you're a dependent student, it doesn't mean your parents are required to pay anything toward your education; this is just a way of looking at everyone in a consistent manner.

Dependent Student

Disability Services offers integrated educational experiences, services, and enrichment opportunities to students with disabilities to allow full access and participation in the Xavier community.

Dorm

Dorms or dormitories are the on-campus living option for students and often used interchangeably with "hall" or "residence hall."

E

Early Action

A program offered by some colleges and universities that allows students to submit their applications early, typically in November or December, and receive decisions early, usually in mid or late December. Students are not required to accept the admissions offer and have until May 1 to decide.

eBill

A monthly bill that is available for students to view online. This bill reflects all charges incurred by the student, payments made by the student/family/financial aid, and the balance due. Paper bills are not produced and sent home.

Electives

Courses that students can choose to take for credit toward a degree, but are not required. These courses often make them well-rounded future employees and citizens able to contribute to the common good.

Enroll

The process to register for a course or to enter a college or university as a student.

Exempt

Not required to do something that other students may be required to do. For example, a university may require all students to take a first-year English course, but some students may be exempt based on their high scores on a college entrance exam or their previous coursework.

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Faculty

A school's teaching staff who are responsible for designing classroom learning, programs of study and instructing coursework.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Application used by U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply for financial aid from U.S. federal and state governments. International and undocumented students are not eligible for federal aid, but schools may ask international students to submit a FAFSA to determine financial need. If a student is a dependent, parents or guardians should be consulted in order to maximize the aid given to the student applying. Not completing this can limit students' access to other scholarships or loans. (Note: A social security number is required to complete the FAFSA).

Fees

An amount of money charged by colleges and universities, in addition to their tuition, to cover costs of services such as libraries, student-led activities and computer technology.

First-Generation College Student (First Gen)

Students who are the first in their family to attend a bachelor degree serving college or university. Not every student identifies as coming from a low-income backgrounds. To be first-gen doesn't mean a student isn't capable. It means they come to the university setting from a community that hasn't been as well resourced or economically privileged as some of their peers. The university recognizes this inequality and has decided to invest in their success.

Financial Aid Office

Also known as the Office of Student Financial Assistance, this office awards students with institutional generated monies or pathways to apply for additional dollars to help pay tuition, fees, room, board, and other educational expenses. This can include federal and private loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study jobs. This money is not physically given to the student. Instead, it's posted as a payment to the student’s bursar account. The office is located in Schott Hall. You may reach out to a financial aid counselor for support.

First-Year Seminar (FYS)

As part of the First-Year experience at Xavier, students are required to take a First-Year Seminar course in either your first or second semester of your first year. FYS is a 3-credit, academic course. These classes are called CORE 100.

Full-Time Student

A student who is enrolled at a college or university and is taking at least the minimum number of credits required by the school for a full course load. To reach full-time status at Xavier University, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required.

G

GOA (CORE 101 & 102)

Meeting six times at the start of each semester during a student's first-year, students meet weekly to learn the ins and outs of living on campus and find out how their passions fit into life at Xavier. Class topics include on campus resources, Jesuit values, wellness, diversity and inclusion and career preparation. Goa is a non-credit bearing course but is a requirement for graduation.

Grade point average (GPA)

A student's overall academic performance, which is calculated as a numerical average of grades earned in all courses. The GPA is determined after each term, typically on a 4.0 scale, and upon graduation, students receive an overall GPA for their studies. Scholarships and awards have GPA requirements, as does the awarding of financial aid. Students should check with their financial aid counselor to make sure their eligibility.

Graduate Student

A student who already holds an undergraduate degree and is pursuing advanced studies at a graduate school, leading to a master's, doctorate, or graduate certificate. A "graduate" can also refer to any student who has successfully completed a program of study and earned an undergraduate degree.

Grant

A type of financial aid that consists of an amount of free money given to a student, often by the federal or a state government, a company, a school, or a charity. A grant does not have to be repaid. "Grant" is often used interchangeably with "scholarship."

H

Hall Director (HD)

Hall Directors are professional staff members who have their Masters degrees and live in the residence halls. They supervise student staff members, manage living situations in the residence and serve as conduct officers. HDs are also great resources for getting connected on campus.

Health Insurance

All undergraduate students taking at least 12 credit hours and international students with F-1 and J-1 visas are required to have current health insurance coverage. Healthcare services at Xavier are provided by TriHealth. All student's are required to present their insurance card, and pay the corresponding copayment as directed by each individual's insurance coverage plan. Students may elect to use Xavier's student health insurance or an existing plan to receive care on campus.

Hold

A puniative action that prevents students from registering for classes and limits activity their bursar account for a variety of reasons. Some examples include not paying your tuition, not meeting with your advisor, having unpaid parking tickets or library fines, having unresolved business with an office on campus, etc.

Housing Self-Service

The online portal for students to complete applications and forms for housing and meal plans. This is also where all housing selections, roommate requests, room change requests, and billing for meal plans and housing can be found.

I

Independent Student

An independent student is one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. As an independent, a student is better positioned than a dependent to receive more financial support in the form of loans, scholarships and grants because they are not legally and financially supported by parents or guardians.

Interfaith

Refers to the cooperative interaction and deep learning opportunities between people of different religious or faith traditions. As a Jesuit Catholic institution, we embrace and learn from other religions.

Internship

An experience that allows students to work in a professional environment to gain training and skills. Internships may be paid or unpaid and can be of varying lengths during or after the academic year.

J

Jesuit Catholic

Our Jesuit Catholic identity is grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as interpreted by the Catholic tradition down through the centuries. A Jesuit Catholic liberal arts education is a dynamic spirit of critical inquiry and loving openness that invites students to:

  • actively encounter others
  • pause and consider the world around us and our place within it
  • be open to God's spirit in their decision making
  • engage in acts of solidarity
  • nvest in the well-being of their neighbors who suffer injustice

L

Legacy Student

A student who receives an admission preference because they have familial or alumni relational ties to a college or university.

Letter of Recommendation

A letter written by a student's teacher, faculty, counselor, coach, or mentor that assesses the student's qualifications and skills for an internship, job or college attendance.

LGBTQIAA

An initialism to identify sexual minorities. It includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and allies.

Liberal Arts College

A postsecondary institution that emphasizes an undergraduate education in liberal arts. The majority of liberal arts colleges enroll between 1,000-5,000 students, which results in small class size and personalized attention. These institutions tend to offer limited graduate studies, and focus on faculty teaching rather than research.

Loan

A type of financial aid that consists of an amount of money that is given to someone for a period of time, with an agreement that it will be repaid later. International students are generally not eligible for U.S. federal government loans and will typically require an American cosigner to apply for a private bank loan. Undocumented students aren't eligible for any federal loans.

Low-Income Background

A student who comes from a low-income background is likely to have been raised in a family unit whose taxable income is at or below the poverty line. Often students from these backgrounds are eligible for the need-based Pell Grant.

M

Major

The academic subject area that a student chooses to focus on during their undergraduate studies, usually because of a particular career they'd like to pursue.. Students typically must officially choose their major by the end of their sophomore (2nd) year, allowing them to take a number of courses in the chosen area during their junior (3rd) and senior (4th) years.

Manresa

Xavier's first-year orientation, designed to introduce students to campus and each other before classes begin. Manresa is a student's chance to make friends, be mentored by student leaders, and discover campus resources. Students experience the program in small groups, which gives them the opportunity to create connections that may last for years to come.

Master's

A graduate degree awarded by a college or university upon successful completion of an advanced program of study, typically requiring one or two years of full-time study beyond the bachelor's degree. Common degree types include master of arts (M.A.), which refers to the liberal arts; master of science (M.S.); and master of business administration (M.B.A.).

Professional Mentor Program

The Professional Mentor Program links students with leading executives and career professionals - offering an innovative approach by providing students practical application of networking skills, personal and professional growth over an extended period of time.

Merit Aid and Scholarships

A type of financial aid awarded by a college or university to students who have demonstrated special academic ability or talents, regardless of their financial need. Most merit aid has specific requirements if students want to continue to receive it, such as maintaining a certain GPA.

Minor

An academic subject area that a student chooses to have a secondary focus on during their undergraduate studies. Unlike a major, a minor is typically not required. Often students find value in a minor to help with their marketability for their post-graduate employment.

N

Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial aid that is awarded to students due to their financial inability to pay the full cost of attending a specific college or university, rather than specifically because of their grades or other merit.

Net Price Calculator

An online tool that allows students and families to calculate a personalized estimate of the cost of a specific college or university, after taking into account any scholarships or need-based financial aid that an applicant would receive.

Non-Resident

A student who does not meet a state's residence requirements. A college or university may have different tuition costs (as a private institution Xavier does not) and admissions policies for residents versus non-residents. In most cases, international students are considered non-residents.

O

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI)

Led by the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, this office works collaboratively with community partners, senior administration, faculty, staff and students to create a welcoming and learning environment that values the unique gifts and culturally relevant experiences that employees and students bring to campus.

Office of Student Involvement (OSI)

An office that helps to orient students to Xavier's campus culture, plans campus-wide student events and develops student leaders. They also provide operational support to the 180+ student organizations on campus.

P

Parent PLUS Loan

LParents of dependent undergraduate students may borrow a Federal PLUS loan on behalf of their child. The applicant must be the biological or adoptive parent; in some situations a stepparent may apply. These loans have a fixed interest rate and repayment begins usually sixty days after the loan is fully disbursed.

Pass/Fail

Classes taken where a letter grade will not be assigned. These courses are not included in a student’s GPA but may be required for graduation.

Plagiarism

The use of another person's words or ideas as your own, without acknowledging that person. Schools have different policies and punishments for students caught plagiarizing, which tends to occur with research papers and other written assignments.

Preferred/Chosen First Name

A preferred or chosen first name is a name that a student commonly uses that is different from their legal first name.

Prerequisite

A required course that must be completed before a student is allowed to enroll in a more advanced one. For example, Microeconomics is the prerequisite to Macroeconomics, meaning you must take Microeconomics before taking Macroeconomics.

Priority Date

The date by which an application must be received in order to be given full consideration. This can apply to admissions, financial aid, and on-campus housing. After the priority date passes, applications may be considered on a case-by-case or first-come-first-served basis.

Private School

A postsecondary institution controlled by a private individual(s) or a nongovernmental agency. A private institution is usually not supported primarily by public funds and its programs are not operated by publicly elected or appointed officials. Xavier University is a private school.

Probation

A status or period of time in which students with very low GPAs, or those who have displayed behaviors problems, must show improvement. If they are unable to do so, they may be dismissed from the school.

Pronouns (Gender)

In many languages, there are shorthand ways to and not to refer to someone's gender identity. At Xavier, we want to create a gender inclusive campus that is not limited by language or binary beliefs that there are only two genders, men and women, which can ignore our transgender community. Therefore, we encourage all new and current staff, faculty and students to use pronouns that people prefer. Typically they are: he/him/his, she/her/hers or they/them/theirs.

Provost

The senior academic officer of a college or university who typically oversees all academic policies and curriculum-related matters.

Psychological Services

Located in Sycamore House at no cost, students can request to see a therapist to receive individual therapy, to address relationship problems, suicidal thoughts, depression or to receive psychological evaluations.

R

Refund

If payments exceed charges on your bursar account, your account will be overpaid. This is called a credit balance. This is money that is due to you from the University. It typically occurs when financial aid is disbursed to your bursar account. This aid can, at times, exceed the charges on your account. Be sure to enroll in the refund process by visiting refundselection.com(BankMobile) so you can have any applicable refund electronically deposited to a checking or savings account.

Registrar's Office

The office of the university official who is responsible for organizing registration and the schedule of classes. The office is also responsible for keeping academic records, such as transcripts. This office also keeps the official University calendar of important dates.The Registrar's Office is located in the Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place.

Registration

The process in which students choose and enroll in courses to be taken during the academic year or in summer sessions. Typically Fall Semester registration happens in March and Spring Semester registration happens in November. Official registration dates are found on the Registrar’s website.

Regular Decision

An admissions process used by colleges and universities that typically requires applicants to submit their materials by January 1; an admissions decision is generally received by April 1, and if admitted, students usually have until May 1 to respond to the offer. The majority of applicants are evaluated during regular decision, rather than early action and early decision.

Resident assistant (RA)

RAs are undergraduate student leaders who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors and live on the floors with students. They serve as mentors, put on events for students, are on duty to address safety concerns, and help residents connect with the Xavier community.

Residence Life

The department that handles on-campus living accommodations. This department consists of professional staff, Hall Directors, and student staff, Resident Assistants (RA). This Office is located in the Musketeer Mezzanine in Fenwick Place.

Road to Xavier

An online page that allows admitted students to meet future classmates, see complete financial award package, select a dorm room, take placement tests, and register for classes.

Road Thru Xavier

An online page where students can log-in to self-service, check their email, or access Canvas to see the any online content for their courses. Also referred to as the Student Hub.

S

SAT

A standardized college entrance exam administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on behalf of the nonprofit College Board, which measures reading, writing, and math skills. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and most colleges and universities accept scores from either the SAT or ACT.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires Xavier to develop and enforce standards of satisfactory academic progress prior to awarding any federal financial aid funds to students. This includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Graduate Plus Loans, and Federal Teach Grant.

Scholarship

A type of financial aid that consists of an amount of free money given to a student by a school, individual, organization, company, charity, or federal or state government. GPA requirements are listed on the scholarship website and this aid can be forfeited if a student falls below the GPA requirement. Undocumented students are able to Xavier-specific scholarships and some national private scholarships.

Self-Service

This is the portion of the student hub, also called Road Thru Xavier, where students can log-in to register, view their bill, and manage the logistics and business related to being a student.

Semesters

Periods of study that divide the academic year into two equal segments of approximately 15 to 18 weeks each. Some schools also offer a shorter summer semester, beyond the traditional academic year.

Seminar

A course offered to a small group of students who are typically more advanced and who meet with a professor to discuss specialized topics.

Smooth Transitions

A competitive first-year student pre-orientation and year-long peer mentoring program that helps domestic students of color, first-generation and low-income students make the transition to college. During the three-day pre-orientation, students learn how to be successful in the classroom and meet with Fortune 500 company professionals, faculty and support staff. They also get to develop a small group of friends prior to the big orientation, Manresa. Through the year-long mentoring program, an incoming student is matched with a current student of the same major/career focus.

Student Affairs

Oversees student's participation in leadership, community building, health and wellness, service and justice, and in identity and faith formation. Staff under this umbrella help students bring to life their classroom learning by providing real life experiences to apply their knowledge, gain skills, challenge attitudes, and integrate habits to be successful on campus and after graduation.

Student Code of Conduct

Oversees student's participation in leadership, community building, health and wellness, service and justice, and in identity and faith formation. Staff under this umbrella help students bring to life their classroom learning by providing real life experiences to apply their knowledge, gain skills, challenge attitudes, and integrate habits to be successful on campus and after graduation.

Student Hub

Web page where students can log-in to self-service, check their email, or access Canvas to see the any online content for their courses. Also referred to as 'Road Thru Xavier'.

Students of Color

Institutionally used at Xavier to identify an ethnically diverse group of people who have been historically underrepresented at the institution. It refers to Black, Latinx, some Hispanic, African, Asian, some Middle Eastern and Native American members of our community.

Success Coach

Every first and second year Musketeer is assigned a success coach who will personally reach out to you and to review the many processes involved with attending college. Success Coaches are assigned by major.

Syllabus

"Contract" between professor and student that maps out course expectations and assignments for the semester. Each syllabus should be carefully reviewed to see when assignments are due and how much weight they each carry for the final grade. Attendance requirements are also listed on the syllabus.

T

Term

Periods of study, which can include semesters, quarters, trimesters, or summer sessions. Xavier University's periods of study are semesters.

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office addresses issues of sex discrimination, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment, impacting students of all gender identities and sexual orientations. This office can assist students with academics, housing, and safety issues.

Transcript

An official record of a student's coursework and grades at a high school, college, or university. A high school transcript is usually one of the required components of the college application process.

Tuition

An amount of money charged by a school per term, per course, or per credit hour, in exchange for instruction and training. Tuition does not include room and board, and other fees.

U

Undergraduate student / undergraduate studies

A student enrolled in a two-year or four-year study program at a college or university after graduation from high school, leading to an associate or bachelor's degree.

Undocumented Students

Are school-aged immigrants who entered the United States without legal documentation or who have overstayed their visas. They often face legal uncertainties, limitations to secure funding for their education and can face deportation.

University

A postsecondary institution that typically offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. "University" is often used interchangeably with "college" and "school."

V

Undergraduate student / undergraduate studies

In the Student Veteran Center, staff ensure that veterans and their dependents have the resources they need to achieve a high quality education and meaningful employment.

W

Wait list

A list of qualified applicants to a school who may be offered admission if there is space available after all admitted students have made their decisions. Being on a wait list does not guarantee eventual admission, so some students may choose not to remain on the list, particularly if the school is not their first choice.

Withdraw

To formally stop participating in a course, or to no longer attend a university. A student can withdraw from a course after the first week of taking classes. A W will appear on your transcript as a result of the withdrawal. Withdrawing from courses could impact Financial Aid. Talk to a Financial Aide Counselor, Advisor or Success Coach for specifics.

Work-study

A financial aid program funded by the U.S. federal government that allows undergraduate or graduate students to work part time on campus or with approved off-campus employers. To participate in work-study, students must complete the FAFSA. In general, international students are not eligible for work-study positions.

X

Xavier University

Founded in 1831, Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

XACT

The Xavier Action and Care Team (XACT) is a collaborative advisory group that provides support, intervention and guided assistance to students who may be experiencing emotional distress and exhibiting at-risk or threatening behaviors.