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Terminology (what constitutes an undergrad institution)

  1. Feb 23, 2012 #1
    I did a search on google but I was coming up with some mixed answers. I wanted to apply to this REU program and it said it was for students who are attending undergraduate institution. My two questions are the following:

    Are community colleges considered undergraduate institutions?
    Is a community college student considered an undergraduate?
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  3. Feb 23, 2012 #2


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    Usually it means that you're enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at an institution that can award that degree. If you're just taking courses that will count "towards a bachelor's degree" at a community college, that may not be recognized.

    Your best bet is to contact the administators of the program to see if you qualify under your specific circumstances.
  4. Feb 23, 2012 #3
    Alright, thank you.
  5. Feb 23, 2012 #4


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    I disagree. I would consider a student at a Community (or Junior) an undergraduate. I do, of course, that the best thing to do would be to contact the administrators.
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