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Office of Admissions

What does the academic term Office of Admissions mean in higher education?

Office of Admissions

Office of Admissions definition

Short Definition

Office of Admissions is the department responsible for recruiting and admitting students to an institution or program.

In-depth Overview

Office of Admissions

Long definition: The Office of Admissions, often simply referred to as Admissions, is a department within a college or university responsible for managing the process of admitting new students. Its primary role is to evaluate applications, determine eligibility and make admissions decisions based on academic qualifications, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and other relevant factors. The Office of Admissions also provides information to prospective students organizes campus tours and assists applicants throughout the application process.

Etymology: The term "admissions" in this context comes from the Latin word "admissio", meaning "admission" or "permission to enter".

Synonyms or related academic terms:

  • Admissions Office
  • Admissions Department

Examples of Use:

  • The Office of Admissions received a record number of applications this year.
  • Prospective students can schedule a meeting with the Admissions team to learn more about the application process.
  • The Admissions Office plays a crucial role in shaping the incoming class.

Spanish: Oficina de Admisiones
French: Bureau des Admissions
German: Zulassungsstelle
Italian: Ufficio Ammissioni
Portuguese: Departamento de Admissões
Japanese: 入学課 (Nyūgaku ka)
Chinese (Simplified): 招生办公室 (Zhāoshēng bàngōngshì)
Hindi: प्रवेश कार्यालय (Pravesh kāryālay)

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Miscellaneous higher education terms > University administrative divisions

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