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AAAssociate of Arts 
AAAcademic Affairs 
AASAssociate of Applied Science 
AASISArkansas Administrative Statewide Information System 
AATAssociate of Arts in Teaching 
ABEAdult Basic Education 
ACAdvanced Certificate 
ACCArkansas Community Collegeshttps://www.arkansascc.org/
ACSNTAcademic Challenge- Nontraditional Optionhttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Page/ACST/non-traditional-recipient-info-sheet
ACSTAcademic Challenge- Traditional Optionhttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Page/ACST/traditional-recipient-info-sheet
ACTAmerican College Testinghttps://www.act.org/
ACTSArkansas Course Transfer Systemhttps://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act 
AGSAssociate of General Studies 
AHECBArkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board 
AHEISArkansas Higher Education Information System 
AIRAssociation for Institutional Researchhttps://www.airweb.org/
AIROArkansas Institutional Research Organizationhttps://ark-ir.org/
AMPSArkansas Math Pathways for Successhttps://adhe.edu/institutions/arkansas-math-pathways-for-success-amps
AMPTArkansas Math Pathways Taskforcehttps://adhe.edu/institutions/arkansas-math-pathways-for-success-amps
APAdvanced Placement 
ARFUTUREArkansas Future Granthttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/ARFUTURE
ARHEGArkansas Health Education Granthttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/ARHEG
ASAssociate of Science 
ASLASAssociate of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences 
ATAAArkansas Transfer and Articulation 
AWCWorkforce Challenge Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/AWC
AWDBArkansas Workforce Development Board 
BABachelor of Arts 
BASBachelor of Applied Science 
BLRBureau of Legislative Research 
BSBachelor of Science 
BSNBachelor of Science in Nursing 
CAELCouncil for Adult and Experiential Learning 
CAOChief Academic Officer 
CAPRCenter for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readinesshttps://postsecondaryreadiness.org/
CCA Complete College America 
CCNCommon Course Numbering 
CCSConcurrent Challenge Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/CCS
CGSCertificate of General Studies 
CIPClassification of Instructional Programs (codes) 
COACost of Attendance  
CoVCredentials of Value 
CPCertificate of Proficiency 
CPICareer Pathways Initiativehttps://arpathways.com/
CSAOChief Student Affairs Officer 
CTCCareer Technical Center 
CTECareer Technical Education 
DESEDivision of Elementary and Secondary Education 
DFADepartment of Finance and Administration 
DHSDepartment of Human Serviceshttps://humanservices.arkansas.gov/
DOBDate of Birth 
DWSDivision of Workforce Serviceshttps://dws.arkansas.gov/
EASTEnvironmental and Spatial Technologyhttps://www.eastinitiative.org/
EdDDoctor of Education 
EdSSpecialist in Education/Education Specialist 
EETFEducational Excellence Trust Fund 
EFCEstimated Family Contribution 
ESLEnglish-as-a-Second Language 
ETPEligible Training Provider 
ETSEducational Testing Servicehttps://www.ets.org/
FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aid 
FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act 
FOIAFreedom of Information Act 
FTEFull-Time Equivalent 
GCGraduate Certificate 
GDSGovernor's Distinguished Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Page/GS/gds-information-sheet
GEDGeneral Equivalency Diploma 
GHETSGovernor's Higher Education Transition Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/GHETS
GSGovernor's Scholars Programhttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Page/GS/gs-information-sheet
HBCUHistorically Black College or University 
HEIHigher Education Institution 
HLCHigher Learning Commission https://www.hlcommission.org/
HSIHispanic Serving Institution 
ICACInstitutional Certification Advisory Committeehttps://adhe.edu/institutions/out-of-state-institutions
IDEAIndividuals with Disabilities Education Acthttps://sites.ed.gov/idea/
IHEInstitution of Higher Education 
IPEDSIntegrated Postsecondary Education Data Systemhttps://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
IRInstitutional Research 
ISIRInstitutional Student Information Record 
JFFJobs for the Futurehttps://www.jff.org/
LDSLongitudinal Data System 
LEOLaw Enforcement Officer's Dependents Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/LEO
LERLearner Employment Record 
LMILabor Market Information  
LOILetter of Intent 
LONLetter of Notification 
MAMaster of Arts 
MATMaster of Arts in Teaching 
MDRCManpower Demonstration Research Corporation 
MDSMilitary Dependents Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/MDS
MEdMaster of Education 
MMAMultiple Measure Assessmenthttps://www.mdrc.org/
MOAMemorandum of Agreement  
MOFMethod of Finance 
MOUMemorandum  of Understanding 
MPNMaster Promissory Note 
MSMaster of Science 
MSIMinority Serving Institution 
NCESNational Center for Education Statistics 
NCRCNational Career Readiness Certificatehttps://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/act-workkeys/act-workkeys-ncrc.html
NDCNon-degree Credential 
NGANational Governor's Associationhttps://www.nga.org/
NSCNational Skills Coalition 
NSCNational Student Clearinghousehttps://www.studentclearinghouse.org/
NSFNational Science Foundationhttps://www.nsf.gov/
OJTOn-the-Job Training 
ONETOccupational Informational Networkhttps://www.onetonline.org/
OOSOut-Of-State Veterinary Medical Education Loan Repaymenthttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/OOS
OSDOffice of Skills Development 
PCEPrivate Career Education 
PhDDoctor of Philosophy 
PLAPrior Learning Assessment 
PLCPrior Learning Credit 
Ps & CsPresidents & Chancellors 
PSLFPublic Service Loan Forgiveness  
PSRPersonal Services Request 
RARegistered Apprenticeship  
RAPIDSRegistered Apprenticeship Partners Information Database System 
RFPRequest for Proposal 
RFQRequest for Qualifications 
ROMSRural Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship 
RSARevenue Stabilization Act 
RTIRelated Technical Instruction (for apprenticeship) 
RWDBRegional Workforce Development Board 
SAI Student Aid Index 
SAMSScholarship Application Management Systemhttps://sams.adhe.edu/
SAPSatisfactory Academic Progress 
SARStudent Aid Report  
SARAState Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 
SATScholastic Aptitude Testhttps://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat
SLDSState Longitudinal Data System 
SOCStandard Occupational Classification (codes) 
SREBSouthern Regional Education Boardhttps://www.sreb.org/
SSCHStudent Semester Credit Hours 
SSNSocial Security Number 
SSSStudent Support Services 
SStFStrong Start to Finishhttps://strongstart.org/
STEMScience Technology Engineering and Math 
STEPState Teacher Education Programhttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/STEP
TACTeacher Academy Scholarship Program 
TANFTemporary Assistance for Needy Families 
TCTechnical Certificate 
TEMSTravel and Expense Management System 
TOPTeacher Opportunity Programhttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/TOP
TRiOUpward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services (not an acronym) 
WCSWashington Center Scholarshiphttps://sams.adhe.edu/Scholarship/Details/WCS
WIOAWorkforce Innovation and Opportunity Act