The following words are frequently misspelled, misused or have more than one spelling. These are preferred versions for Metropolitan State web content.

alumna (woman) home page
alumnae (women) in-depth (adjective)
alumni (men) internet
alumnus (man) liaison
alum (gender-neutral plural) multimedia
baccalaureate nonprofit
course work nontraditional
Dayton's Bluff online
download part time (noun)
East Side part-time (adjective)
email percent
emerita (woman) postsecondary
emeritae (women) sociopolitical
emeriti (men) theater
emeritus (man) web
fieldwork webcast
full time (noun) web page
full-time (adjective) website
fund-raising well-being
hands-on workforce


The following words are frequently misformatted. These are preferred versions for Metropolitan State web content.

StarID TRIO
Note-taking BeFree
DataSlice eFollett
Entry Point! eCHECKUP TO GO
MOVEit Securely TechID
FASTChoice GiveMN
BankMobile GradReady
OrgSync MetroConnect
MetroPlan MediaSpace
Non-textbook NextEra
OnCare PowToon
NetDirect eServices
BrightSpace Board of Teaching
CApp Decisionmaker
Nonenrollment eForm
TuitionMatch-MN Nonmajor
Infosession IIQ
Live stream (noun) Live-stream (verb w/object)
Nondegree-seeking MetroAnnounce
MnDOR RightNow
News@Metro TeamDynamix
Coursework