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TOEFL Listening: Vocabulary for University Life Part 1

Updated: May 28, 2018

TOEFL Listening is about what happens on a college campus. From lectures to conversations with administrative assistants and students, TOEFL is a mini-simulation of life at a university.

Here are 3 Offices that students in TOEFL Listening may go.

The Bursar’s Office (noun)

An office that is in charge of billing statements for tuition money.

When a student goes to the Bursar’s Office, they may owe money and have to settle a payment. They may have received a bill in error. They may have paid too much money and the Bursar’s Office will issue a refund.

I saw an email from the Bursar’s Office in my inbox, but I didn’t read it yet. I hope I don’t owe more tuition money.

The Registrar’s Office (noun)

An office that is in charge of registration for classes.

A student will go to the Registrar’s office whenever they need to address a situation with their classes. A student may need to the Registrar’s Office to add a class, drop a class or get their transcripts.

I signed up for 21 credits this semester, but I just can’t handle the workload. I’m going to the Registrar’s Office to see if I can still drop a class.

The Financial Aid Office (noun)

An office that is in charge of helping students get financial aid.