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Matriculation, in the broadest sense, means to be registered or added to a list, from the Latin matrix. In Scottish heraldry, for instance, a matriculation is a registration of armorial bearings. The most common meaning, however, refers to the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by acquiring the meeting prerequisites. Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1544x1024, 962 KB) Students entering the Sheldonian theatre for their matriculation ceremony at the University of Oxford. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1544x1024, 962 KB) Students entering the Sheldonian theatre for their matriculation ceremony at the University of Oxford. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms of Scotland Scottish Heraldry is a distinct system of armorial practice devised and used in Scotland. ... Heraldry is the science and art of describing coats-of-arms, also referred to as achievements or armorial bearings. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...

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Entrance exam

In England and Wales until the advent of the General Certificate of Education (GCE), Matriculation (usually abbreviated "matric") was the examination taken to earn the right to enter university. Unlike the GCE exam, it had a number of compulsory subjects and all had to be passed at a single sitting. The General Certificate of Education or GCE is a secondary-level academic qualification, which is used in Britain as well as in some former British colonies. ...


In some countries, for example Iceland and Malta, a matriculation exam (somewhere more like a degree nowadays rather than a single exam) is still obligatory to enter a university.


German-Speaking countries use the term "Immatrikulation" (Austrian: "Inskription") (Matriculation) for the process of signing up for the school.


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North American universities

In Canada, the term is used by some older universities to refer to orientation ("frosh") events.[citation needed] Frosh (also known as frosh week) is a tradition at colleges and universities for first year students that takes places over the course of the first week of classes, the first week prior to class, or both. ...


In the United States, "matriculation" generally simply refers to enrollment or registration as a student at a university or college by a student intending to earn a degree (a university might make a distinction between "matriculated students," who are actually accumulating credits toward a degree, and a relative few "non-matriculated students" who may be "auditing" courses or taking classes without receiving credits), an event which involves only paperwork and is often handled by mail or online. Formal matriculation ceremonies are an extreme rarity[citation needed], with only a few colleges and universities holding any sort of formal event. Carnegie Mellon University, Rice University, Dartmouth College, Marietta College, Trinity College in Connecticut, Kalamazoo College in Michigan and Kenyon College, Mount Union College, Walsh University in Ohio are among the few with matriculation ceremonies.[1][2][3] Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University (commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art) is a private, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas, USA, near the Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Marietta College is a co-educational private college in Marietta, Ohio, which was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Kalamazoo College (K College or K) is a private, highly selective liberal arts college located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. ... Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. ... Mount Union College is a 4-year private, liberal arts college in Alliance, Ohio. ... Walsh University is a private not-for-profit, 4-year, Roman Catholic university in North Canton, Ohio. ...


Some medical schools highlight matriculation with a white coat ceremony. Ex. UAB School of Medicine [4] A white coat worn by a Canadian gastroenterologist. ...


South Africa

Main article: Matriculation (South Africa)

In South Africa, "matriculation" (usually shortened to "matric") is a term commonly used to refer to the final year of high school and the qualification received on graduating from high school, although strictly speaking it refers to the minimum university entrance requirements. In South Africa, matriculation (or matric) is a term commonly used to refer to the final year of high school and the qualification received on graduating from high school, although strictly speaking it refers to the minimum university entrance requirements. ...


India

Main article: Matriculation (India)

In India, "matriculation" (sometimes referred to as "matric") is a term commonly used to refer to the final year of high school, which ends at tenth standard (tenth grade) and the qualification received on finishing the tenth standard (tenth grade) of high school and passing the national board exams or the state board exams, commonly called "matriculation exams". Most students who pass out of matriculation, or class 10, are 15-16 years old. Upon successfully passing, a student may continue onto junior college. The 11th and 12th standards (grades) are usually referred to as "first year junior college" and "second year junior college". Most students who pass out of class 12 are 17-18 years old. With the introduction of separate entrance examinations for entry into medicine, engineering and law courses, many students (especially those opting for science) tend to take their 12th exams lightly. Entrance exams usually comprise of multiple-choice-questions on physics, chemistry and biology (or mathematics) and are conducted separately on national and state levels. Additionally some highly coveted institutions hold their own entrance tests. These competitive exams are among the toughest in the world and competition is intense, for example over 300,000 students appear for the IIT-JEE exam, competing for 5,500 seats at the IITs. The CBSE and ICSE boards conduct twelfth standard courses nationally, while state boards operate at the state-level. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations for class 10, i. ... The Secondary School Certificate, also known as SSC, is a public examination taken by students in Bangladesh, Pakistan and in the states of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa in India after successfully completing at least ten years of schooling. ... An entrance examination is an examination that educational institutions use to determine whether prospective students are good enough to enter their institution. ... MBBS was a popular BBS system in the Nordic countries during the mid-1990s. ... Look up be in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... For the song by Girls Aloud see Biology (song) Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: Βιολογία - βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, speech lit. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Location of IITs The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), are a group of seven elite autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Government of India. ... The Central Board of Secondary Education is a board of school education in India. ... The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations for class 10, i. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


United Kingdom

In the English universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, the term is used for the ceremony at which new students are entered into the register (in Latin matricula) of the university, at which point they become members of the university. Oxford requires matriculands to wear academic dress with sub-fusc during the ceremony. At Cambridge and Durham, policy regarding the wearing of academic dress varies amongst the colleges. Separate matriculation ceremonies are held by the colleges at Oxford, Cambridge and some of the colleges in Durham. The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... This page concerns the Academic dress of Oxford University. ...


At the ancient universities of Scotland, Matriculation involves signing the Sponsio Academica, a pledge to abide by university rules and to support the institution. The Ancient universities of Scotland are those universities founded during the medieval period, and comprise (list by year of being chartered): The University of St Andrews, founded 1411 by papal bull The University of Glasgow, founded 1451 by papal bull The University of Aberdeen, founded 1495 by papal bull (as...


At British universities where there is no formal ceremony, the terms matriculation and registration are often used interchangeably to describe the administrative process of becoming a member of the university.


At Oxford and Cambridge matriculation was formerly associated with entrance examinations taken before or shortly after matriculation, known as Responsions at Oxford and the Previous Examination at Cambridge, both abolished in 1960. University-wide entrance examinations were subsequently re-introduced at both universities, but abolished in 1995 . More limited subject-based tests have since been introduced. Responsions, was previously a name describing the first of the three examinations once required for an academic degree at the University of Oxford. ...


Incorporation

Along with the act of becoming a member of a college or hall of the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge or of becoming a member of Trinity College, Dublin, becoming a member of the University is not termed matriculation but incorporation when the incorporand (the person to be incorporated) in question has already matriculated under the auspices of one of these three institutions (unless he is joining a college or hall of one of these three institutions into which he has been matriculated).


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The University of Edinburgh - Student Information (482 words)
Matriculation is the process by which students are formally admitted to the University of Edinburgh.
Matriculation carries with it the agreement to abide by University rules, including payment of your tuition fees and other tuition costs and allows access to the services and facilities offered to you by The University.
Matriculation and Registration Arrangements 2007/08 - comprehensive guidance from the Registry describing the matriculation process in detail.
Matriculation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (587 words)
Matriculation refers to the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by acquiring the required prior qualifications.
At Oxford and Cambridge matriculation was formerly associated with entrance examinations taken before or shortly after matriculation, known as Responsions at Oxford and the Previous Examination at Cambridge, both abolished in 1960.
In the United States, the Matriculation ceremony is a rarity, with the most prominent example being Dartmouth College, which holds the ceremony for new students during Orientation in September.
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