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Technical and Career Colleges – offer specialized training in a particular industry or career. Possible programs of study include the culinary arts, firefighting, dental hygiene and medical-records technology. These colleges usually offer certificates or associate degrees.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – test used to evaluate the English proficiency of students applying to college whose first language is not English. The test covers all facets of English proficiency, including a test of spoken English and grammar exercises.

Transcript – a list of all the courses that a student has taken at a particular high school or college with the grades that the student earned in each course. Transcripts are usually required with college application forms and for admission.

Tuition – The amount colleges charge for each hour of class time. Tuition does not include the cost of books, fees, room, or board (food). Tuition charges also vary from college to college.