Guide to Academic Engineering Acronyms

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A

AAARCC
Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center
AAE
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
AAMB
All-American Marching Band
ABE
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
AISES
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (student organization)
AP Credit
Credit awarded on the basis of achievement in College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement tests taken while in high school.
ASC
Academic Success Center

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B

BCC
Black Cultural Center
BGR
Boiler Gold Rush (First Year Student Orientation)
BGRi
Boiler Gold Rush International (First Year Student Orientation for International Students)
BME
Biomedical Engineering
BOSO
Business Office Student Organization

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C

CAPS
Counseling and Psychological Services
CCO
Center for Career Opportunities
CE
Civil Engineering
CEM
Construction Engineering and Management
CHE
Chemical Engineering
CLEP
Credit awarded on the basis of achievement in the College Level Examination Program.
CODO
Change of Degree Objective (this is how we change majors)
COE
College of Engineering
COM
Communications
Co-Op
Cooperative Education
Co-Rec
France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center
COSINE
College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment - tutoring program

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D

DFA
Division of Financial Aid
DRC
Disability Resource Center
DRO
Diversity Resource Office

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E

ECE
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECN
Engineering Computing Network
EEE
Environmental and Ecological Engineering
EEO
Equal Employment Opportunity
ENE
School of Engineering Education (houses FYE)
EPICS
Engineering Projects in Community Service
EURO
Engineering Undergraduate Research Office

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F

FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FLPT
Foreign Language Placement Testing
FYE
First Year Engineering

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G

GEPP
Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships

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I

IB Credit
International Baccalaureate Credit
IDES
Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies
IE
Industrial Engineering
INSGC
Indiana Space Grant Consortium

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L

LGBTQ Center
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center
LC
Learning Community
LCC
Latino Cultural Center

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M

MAES
Latinos in Science and Engineering (student organization)
MDE
Multidisciplinary Engineering
ME
Mechanical Engineering
MEP
Minorities in Engineering Program
MSE
Materials Engineering

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N

NAECC
Native American Educational and Cultural Center
NASA
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association
NE
Nuclear Engineering
NSBE
National Society of Black Engineers (student organization)

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O

ODOS
Office of the Dean of Students
OFE
Office of Future Engineers
OPP
Office of Professional Practice
OUR
Office of Undergraduate Research
OSRR
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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P

PAA
Purdue Alumni Association
PASE
Purdue Alumni Student Experience
PEPC
Purdue Engineering Presidents Council (student organization)
PESC
Purdue Engineering Student Council (student organization)
PMO
Purdue Musical Organizations
PMU
Purdue Memorial Union
PRF
Purdue Research Foundation
PSC
Peer Success Coaching
PSEF
Purdue Student Engineering Foundation (student organization)
PU
Purdue University
PUID
Purdue University Identifier
PUPD
Purdue University Police Department
PUFD
Purdue University Fire Department
PUSH
Purdue University Student Health Service

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R

REU
Research Experience for Undergraduates

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S

SA
Study Abroad
SAP
Satisfactory Academic Progress (for financial aid)
SAR
Student Aid Report (FAFSA)
SASE
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (student organization)
SAO
Student Activities and Organizations
SHPE
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (student organization)
SI
Supplemental Instruction
SID
Student Identification (Number)
SMAS
Space Management and Academic Scheduling
SURF
Summer Undergraduates Research Fellowship
SWE
Purdue Society of Women Engineers (student organization)

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T

TA
Teaching Assistant, could be a graduate or undergraduate student

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V

VIP
Vertically Integrated Projects

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W

WIEP
Women in Engineering Program

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