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Glossary of Terms

Understanding terms used in higher education

As you begin your journey in higher education, you may start hearing and reading a lot of unfamiliar terms. And, when you commit to Linfield, it might feel like there's even yet another set to learn! We've put together a basic glossary of terms as a guide for you and your family as you begin your next phase at Linfield.

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Grouped by subject below, you can also view a full alphabetical list if you're unsure where to start.



Paracurricular, experiential learning and... what's that now?

View academic-related terms

Admission and Aid

What does matriculation mean? And what does FAFSA® stand for? You're about to find out.

View admission and aid terms

Linfield Lingo

So many acronyms, so little time. Though not a complete list, this will give you a good start.

View some Linfield Lingo

Campus Life

Finding your way around campus is one thing. Knowing the name of a building or its nickname will help!

View Linfield campus life terms

Residence Life

Linfield may be your home away from home for a few years. Now what?

View residence life terms

Greek life at Linfield

We call it FSL around here. 

View FSL terms


There's a platform for that! View common technology you'll become so familiar with in no time.

View Linfield's technology platforms

Full list of terms

If you've heard a term or phrase, but you're not even sure where to start, this is it – the full list of the above phrases in alphabetical order.

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