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Abbreviation Guide

Have you ever wondered what an abbreviation or acronym might stand for? Here is a quick reference guide to Gateways most common abbreviations. Do you have a suggestion for this page? We would love to hear it. Contact us if there is an acronym or abbreviation you cant find here, and we will add it. 


M=Monday; T=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; R=Thursday; F=Friday; S=Saturday; N=Sunday

Building Codes

GTWB- Boone Campus
GTW- Covington Campus 
GTWED- Edgewood Campus
SCC-Edgewood Campus/Student Services Center
NAHSC- Edgewood Campus/Nursing/Allied Health Sciences Center
GTWTIE- Center for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise
GTWHOMHS- Holmes High School


AA Degree- Associate in Arts
AACC- American Association of Community Colleges
AAS- Associate in Applied Science
ACT- American College Test
ADA- American with Disabilities Act
AHEC- Area Health Education Center
AS Degree- Associate in Science
CLEP- College Level Examination Program
COMPASS- Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System
CPE- Council on Postsecondary Education
DOE- Department of Education
EFC- Expected Family Contribution
EIC- Earned Income Credit
ESL- English as Second Language
FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FERPA- Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
FWS- Federal Work Study
GCTC- Gateway Community and Technical College
GED- General Education Diploma
GPA- Grade Point Average
KCTCS- Kentucky Community and Technical College System
KEES- Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship
KET- Kentucky Education Television
KHEAA- Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
KNAT- Kentucky Nurse Aid Testing
KYVL- Kentucky Virtual Library
NTHS- National Technical Honor Society
PTK- Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
SACS- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SAT- Scholastic Aptitude Test
SNAP-Safety Notification Alert System
SSS- Student Support Services
STEP Test- Special Technical Education Proficiency
VA- Department of Veterans Affairs
WebCT- On-line classes (course management system)