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List of Abbreviations

The use of abbreviations is not recommended as a standard practice. However, there are situations when abbreviations are appropriate. 

The list of standard abbreviations for use within Information Technology has evolved over time. When additional abbreviations are required, they should be submitted to Data Administration whose responsibility is to add them to the list and notify IT of the change. If you have any questions, additions, or modifications, please contact the Data Administrator.

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Abbreviation Keyword Comments
A/R Accounts Receivable (changed)
ABBR Abbreviation  
ABS Absence Bus Serv Std '95
ACAD Academic, Academy  
ACCEPT Acceptance  
ACCOM Accommodation  
ACCR Accrue(d) Bus Serv Std '95
ACCT Account  
ACK Acknowledgement  
ACQ Acquire(d)  
ACT Action, Active  
ACT American College Testing Program Stu Serv '92
ACTG Accounting  
ACTY Activity  
ADD Added, Addition, Additional  
ADDR Address SASO '85
ADEQ Adequate Elec Appl '95
ADJ Adjust, Adjusted, Adjustment  
ADM Admission Elec Appl '95 (prev ADMISS)
ADMIN Administer,Administrative,Administrator,Administration  
ADV Advanced  
AFFM Affirm, Affirmation  
AG Agriculture Elec Appl '95 (prev AGR)
AGCY Agency  
AGR Agreement  
ALLOC Allocate, Allocation  
ALT Alternate, Alternative  
ALUM Alumna, Alumnae, Alumni, Alumnus Stu Contc Sys '96
AMER American Bus Serv Std '95
AMT Amount SASO '85
ANAL Analysis Bus Serv Std '95
ANLY Analyst  
ANN Annual  
ANS Answer  
ANTCP Anticipate(d)  
AP Advanced Placement Stu Serv '92
APC Amended Payroll Certification Bus Serv Std '95
APD Amended Payroll Distribution Bus Serv Std '95
APPL Application, Applied, Apply  
APPROP Appropriate, Appropriation(s)  
APPRV Approval  
APPT Appointment  
APR April  
ARCH Architectural  
ARGMT Arrangement Elec Appl '95
ASMT Assessment  
ASSG Assignment  
ASSOC Association, Associate Elec Appl '95 (prev ASSN)
ASST Assist, Assistance, Assistant(s)  
ATD Accumulative To Date
ATHL Athletic  
ATTND Attend, Attendance  
ATTR Attribute Metadata '96
AUD Audit  
AUG August  
AUTH Authentication, Authorization, Authorize, Authority  
AUTHR Author Data Admin '95 (prev AUTH)
AUTO Automatic  
AV Audio Visual Bus Serv Std '95
AVAIL Availability, Available  
AVG Average  
AWRD Award  
BACC Baccalaureate  
BAL Balance  
BEG Begin, Beginning  
BENF Benefit(s) Bus Serv Std '95
BILL Billing  
BK Book  
BLDG Building  
BLK Block  
BND Bond  
BNK Bank  
BO Back Order  
BOL Bill of Lading  
BR Branch  
BRD Board  
BRK Broker  
BTWN Between  
BDGT Budget  
BUS Business Bus Serv Std '95
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