College Glossary

Good managers and program staff understand the basics of college access. The following resources are college access glossaries with key terms and phrases.


English Spanish Glossary of Student Financial Aid and Postsecondary Education: This glossary is led by TG and the U.S. Department of Education and many other college access partners. The purpose of this glossary is to assist the financial aid community and the general public in locating the Spanish equivalent of English terms used in student financial aid and the higher education arena. TG provides the online version of the Glossary here or you can download the file as a PDF.


College Admission Glossary: Learn the Lingo: What's a transcript? What's the difference between early action and early decision? When applying to college, students are bound to come across unfamiliar terms. This glossary, provided by The College Board, helps students make sense of all the information they're sorting through.