Texas Tech University

Terms

First Time, First-Year Student

IPEDS Definition:
FIRST TIME STUDENT: A student who has no prior postsecondary experience (except as noted below) attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. This includes students enrolled in academic or occupational programs. It also includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, and students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).
THECB Definition:
FIRST TIME FRESHMAN: An entering freshman who has never attended any college. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school). Students who have not completed their high school work are not included. (CBM001; Univ, CTC CBM0E1).

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