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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 Gateway's most common abbreviations.

Check out a full list of commonly used terms and definitions on the Gateway Glossary.


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

Building Codes

  • GTWB – Boone Campus
    • CAM – Boone Campus/Center for Advanced Manufacturing
    • CAT – Boone Campus/Classroom and Training
  • GTWUM – Urban Metro Campus
    • TIE – Urban Metro Campus/Technology, Innovation and Enterprise
    • PSC – Urban Metro Campus/Professional Services Center
    • TTC – Urban Metro Campus/Transportation Technology Center
  • GTWED – Edgewood Campus
    • NAHSC – Edgewood Campus/Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center
    • SSC – Edgewood Campus/Student Services Center
  • GTWONLINE – Online
  • GTWBCATC – Boone County Area Technology Center
  • GTWCCATC – Campbell County Area Technology Center
  • GTWFTC – Fire Training Center
  • GTWGCCTC – Grant County Area Technology Center
  • GTWHOMHS – Holmes High School
  • GTWII – Ignite Institute
  • GTWNHS – Newport High School
  • GTWPCHS – Pendleton County High School


AA Degree- Associate in Arts
AACC- American Association of Community Colleges
AAS Degree- Associate in Applied Science
ACT- American College Test
ADA- American with Disabilities Act
AHEC- Area Health Education Center
AOTC- American Opportunity for Tax Credit
AS Degree- Associate in Science
BIT- Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
CAP- College Access Program
CLEP- College Level Examination Program
COA- Cost of Attendance
CPE- Council on Postsecondary Education
DEI- Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
DOE- Department of Education
DRT- IRS Data Retrieval Tool
EdReady- Education Ready
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
FSA ID- Federal Student Aid ID
FWS- Federal Work Study
Gateway- Gateway Community & Technical College
GC3- Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection
GED- General Education Diploma
GPA- Grade Point Average
GTW- Gateway Community & Technical College
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
MPN- Master Promissory Note
NSCH- National Student Clearing House
NTHS- National Technical Honor Society
PTK- Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
SACSCOC- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
SAP- Satisfactory Academic Progress
SAR- Student Aid Report
SAT- Scholastic Aptitude Test
SGA- Student Government Association
SNAP-Safety Notification Alert System
SNO- Student Nurse Organization
SSS- Student Support Services
STEP Test- Special Technical Education Proficiency
VA- Department of Veterans Affairs