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Glossary of Terms

CIT Self Service gives you easy, direct access to your personal information and records in the CIT Student Information Management System over the internet. The terminology used on CIT Self Service is unique to CIT and CIT's Student Information Management System. This page provides a definition of the terminology for your assistance.


CIT Self Service Terminology

 

Course

 

Each of the individual study modules that you undertake in your program of study is a CIT Self Service.

Each of your courses has a unique code which is combined with the subject code to clearly identify it. E.g.:

  • MATH 141 Use calculus
  • CHIL 167 Care for children
  • FASH AF512 Fashion studio 1

Course codes are shown on your Student Timetable.

 

CRN

 

CRN stands for Course Reference Number and is a unique identifier for each class offered for a particular course in a particular term – not to be confused with the Course Code which identifies the course rather than the class.

When you register for a course, e.g. ACCT 308 Business calculations, you will probably be part of a class of students taking that course. In any given term there could be more than one class of students studying the same course (e.g. one group attend class on Tuesdays and another group attend on Thursdays). Each class will have its own CRN.

You will see the CRN(s) listed on documents such as your Unofficial Transcript, your Timetable or Schedule and your Statement of Account (but not on your Invoice).

The CRN is also used in the transfer of information from the Student Information Management System to the Online Campus (eLearn). If you find that you cannot access one of your courses in eLearn, it will help to resolve the problem more quickly if you know the relevant CRN.

 

Hold

 

A 'hold' is a block on your student record that can prevent you from re-enrolling, borrowing resources, receiving results or even graduating.

The two main types of hold are financial (due to overdue fees) or library (due to overdue library materials). There is also a returned mail hold which is applied when mail is returned to CIT because you are no longer at the address recorded on the Student Information Management System. This hold is only applied if CIT is unable to contact you in order to obtain your current address.

If you need assistance regarding a hold on your record, you should contact CIT Student Services on (02) 620 73188.

 

Program
of Study

 

When you successfully gain admission to CIT you are enrolled in a program of study. The program of study you are enrolled in is the award that you are studying to complete, for example the Diploma of Horticulture.

Each program of study has a unique Program Code, e.g DP-2J62.

A Program of study can contain one or many courses.

 

RSTS

 

On your Unofficial Transcript you will see a column headed RSTS which stands for Registration Status. This indicates your status in a course.

On your Student Timetable you will see an item labelled 'Stat'.

You may see the following Status codes:

  • RE=Registered
  • WL=Wait Listed
  • WA=Withdrawn after the due date on the invoice

 

Stat

 

On your Student Timetable you will see an item labelled 'Stat'. This indicates your status in a course. You may see the following Status codes:

  • RE=Registered
  • WL=Wait Listed
  • WA=Withdrawn after the due date on the invoice

On your Unofficial Transcript the heading is RSTS which stands for Registration Status.

 

Subject

 

Each program of study contains one or more discipline areas such as Mathematics, Child Studies, Accounting, etc. In CIT Self Service these are known as subject areas and are identified by subject codes (e.g. MATH = Mathematics, CHIL = Child Studies, ACCT= Accounting).

You will see Subject Codes on your Student Timetable.

 

Term

 

A 'Term' on CIT Self Service is a teaching Semester. At CIT there are two Terms, or Semesters, in each academic year (i.e. Semester 1, 2008 and Semester 2, 2008). These are displayed on CIT Self Service as a six digit number (i.e. 200810 and 200820).