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Abbreviation Thread

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  • ohio_momohio_mom 4029 replies16 threads Senior Member
    Eek - sorry for my horrible social faux paux - apologies to Oklahoma!
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  • jym626jym626 56960 replies2988 threads Senior Member
    and is USC for So. California or South Carolina??
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  • celebrian25celebrian25 15082 replies288 threads Senior Member
    on here USC always means university of southern california, and I don't think U. South Carolina is mentioned enough in real life or on cc for it to be a big issue.

    On the OSU issue, I've called it OSU and had many people think I was talking about either Oregon or Ohklahoma, so I now just call it ohio state
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  • texastaximomtexastaximom 1063 replies17 threads Senior Member
    No faux pas ohio, it's a regional thang. Kind of like UT being Tennessee or Texas.
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  • DrDrewsmomDrDrewsmom 612 replies67 threads Junior Member
    BWRK - Bright, well-rounded kid

    Oh, thanks for that one....I was wondering what the heck that meant.

    BTW, I've seen the initials AI and tried to do a search to find out how to come up with a score. I have a vague idea what it means, but it wouldn't come up on my searches :mad:

    Anyone???
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  • celebrian25celebrian25 15082 replies288 threads Senior Member
    Admissions Index
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  • carolyncarolyn 7242 replies193 threads Senior Member
    UNC - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    U of C - University of Chicago
    SU - Syracuse University (but also Seattle U)
    USD - University of San Diego (but also University of South Dakota)
    CMU - Carnegie Mellon U
    NYU - New York U
    SMU - Southern Methodist U
    UCB - University of California, Berkleley, also known as "Cal"
    UCLA - University of Calif, Los Angeles
    UCR - University of Calif, Riverside
    UCSD - University of Calif. San Diego
    UCSB - University of Calif, Santa Barbara
    UCSC - University of California, Santa Cruz
    UCD - University of California, Davis
    UCM - University of California Merced (opening next year)
    SDSU - San Diego State University

    Admissions related terms:
    Stats - a student's GPA, test scores, curriculum and extracurriculars
    ACT - an alternative to the SAT
    SAT - the big brown cat SAT on the little grey mouse (sorry, the College Board is on my crap list this week)
    GC - guidance counselor
    RD - Regular decision

    Board related Abbreviations
    CC College Confidential
    Cur The poster curmudgeon :)
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  • celebrian25celebrian25 15082 replies288 threads Senior Member
    cc- can also mean community college
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  • undecidedundecided 1973 replies56 threads Senior Member
    CCC: California Community College

    Particularly relevant because the UCs have an agreement with certain CCCs that offer guaranteed admission at junior year.

    GTO: Guaranteed Transfer Option (the option offered to some freshman UC applicants to go to a CCC and transfer into the UC that offered this)

    TAP: Transfer Agreement ? (the form/agreement you sign that allows you automatic acceptance from CCC to UC provided you finish a certain set of classes with a certain level of achievement)

    IGETC: Intersegmental General Education Transfer Credit (The set of courses and agreements that the UCs and select CCCs have which means that if you complete the prescribed set of courses, you will have satisfied that UC's general education requirements.)
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  • DrDrewsmomDrDrewsmom 612 replies67 threads Junior Member
    Thanks celebrian25 :)

    I haven't seen these yet (forgive me if I'm repeating):
    YMMV = your mileage may vary
    NTTAWWT = not that there's anything wrong with that (to quote Seinfeld ;) )
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  • jym626jym626 56960 replies2988 threads Senior Member
    on here USC always means university of southern california, and I don't think U. South Carolina is mentioned enough in real life or on cc for it to be a big issue
    Actually, I was reading a thread where they were talking about UNC- Chapel Hill vs Emory or something related thereto that they kept mentioning USC. I was baffled until I realized (or they spelled out) that they were referring to U of South Carolina. I suppose it is a regional thing, as I was reading about the Duke/UNC/ Davison/Emory stuff, as I am in the SE
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  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon 11830 replies298 threads Senior Member
    carolyn wrote:
    SAT - the big brown cat SAT on the little grey mouse (sorry, the College Board is on my crap list this week)
    Oh,carolyn-that is funny.Thanks for the laugh.
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  • celebrian25celebrian25 15082 replies288 threads Senior Member
    I'm sure it comes up, I was saying in what I've encountered, there has never been any confusion (btw I live in Ohio).

    Princeton is sometimes referred to as pton or p-ton. Dartmouth as dart, ohio state as tOSU (the ohio state university), KU is Kansas U., but it can be Kentucky or any other K-state (if any other's exist)
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  • jym626jym626 56960 replies2988 threads Senior Member
    Good thing that U of Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Auburn, etc don't get talked about too much. I'd be totally lost.... AU? UofA? UAB? Also, I was in college in the '70's. Unfortunately, when we abbreviated our college name, (Vassar - VC) people thought we were referring to the VietCong!! :eek:

    There was a very funny thread not too long ago where people were trying to see if they could decipher long abbreviations. It was pretty funny, and clever, but I haven't found it yet.. Stay tuned...
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  • fredofredo 327 replies22 threads Member
    TOEFL - test of english as a foreign language

    My favorite college one (not that anyone on CC would ever talk about this school!): IUPUI a/k/a oo-eey, poo-eey, Indiana University-Purdue University - Indianapolis.
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  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator 29517 replies3003 threads Senior Member
    OP - original post(er)
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  • Maize&BlueMaize&Blue 628 replies8 threads Member
    OT = off topic

    And most important: here's the link to the smilies :D
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/misc.php?do=showsmilies
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  • AlumotherAlumother 6109 replies130 threads Senior Member
    not :confused: anymore
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  • gsp_silicon_valleygsp_silicon_valley 1512 replies30 threads Senior Member
    Sometimes UC = U of Chicago instead of U of California.
    I prefer the use of UChicago.

    ELC = Eligibility in the Local Context, which is related to U of Californiia admissions, where the top 4% of the graduating class at your local high school (California high schools only) receive special undergraduate admissions consideration.
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