More Synonyms, Acronyms and Abbreviations

FAS uses a few words interchangeably. This can throw new students off at first. Here's a list of some of them:

100-series = 100-level = first-year course
A&S = FAS = Faculty of Arts and Science
ACORN = SWS (which used to be ROSI!)
First Year Foundations = The One Programs = College Ones
First-Year Seminars = 199 seminar courses
Grant = Bursary
Subject POSt = Program of Study
Scholarship = Award
Spring Term = Winter Term

Just when you thought you had it figured out . . . there are also words you would expect to be synonyms that actually have different meanings in FAS.

Synonyms? (not quite)
These words suggest the same meaning but aren’t the same:

Cancel vs Drop vs Withdrawal
Breadth Requirement vs Distribution Requirement
Credit vs Course
Faculty (of Arts and Science) vs faculty (or instructors)
Fall term=first term
Register (pay for courses) vs Enrol (sign up for courses)
Scholarships & Awards vs Grants & Bursaries
Spring term=winter term=second term
Term vs Session

Acronyms & Abbrvs

There are so many acronyms and abbreviations used in the FAS that they require a separate post on FAStanswers. The alphabetical glossary is here