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ERIC Number: ED012615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 80
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Reference Count: 0
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A DIFFERENTIAL STUDY OF CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY.
LEE, DONALD C.; SUSLOW, SIDNEY
CONCERN FOR EXPANDING ENROLLMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY AND THE FORESEEN NECESSITY FOR LIMITING ENROLLMENT BEYOND PRESENT STANDARDS LED TO PREPARATION OF THIS STUDY. A SOMEWHAT SIMILAR QUESTION REGARDING PERFORMANCE OF FRESHMEN STUDENTS HAD BEEN DELIMITED IN 1963-64 AND PROVIDES A PARALLEL FRAMEWORK, AS WELL AS A BASIS FOR SOME COMPARISONS OF PRESENT DATA ON JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER PERFORMANCE. A SAMPLE OF 660 TRANSFER STUDENTS ENTERING BERKELEY IN 1961 AND 1962 WAS STUDIED WITH RESPECT TO INITIAL PREPAREDNESS FOR UNIVERSITY WORK, GRADE POINT AVERAGE, AND PROGRESS TOWARD GRADUATION. RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATED THAT--(1) THE JUNIOR COLLEGE GPA WAS GENERALLY PREDICTIVE OF THE UNIVERSITY GPA, (2) ONLY 38 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS COMPLETED DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN FOUR SEMESTERS, (3) WHILE 42 PERCENT OF THE TRANSFER STUDENTS WENT ON PROBATION AT THE END OF ONE SEMESTER AND 34 PERCENT OF THESE WERE SUBSEQUENTLY DISMISSED, 71 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO WERE READMITTED WERE SUCCESSFUL COMPARED TO 74 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED CONTINUOUSLY, (4) CHANGE OF MAJOR DID NOT SEEM TO IMPEDE THE TRANSFER STUDENT'S CHANCE OF SUCCESS, AND (5) THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE AMOUNT OR NATURE OF PREPARATION IN ANY PARTICULAR AREA OF STUDY SUBSTANTIALLY AIDED STUDENT WORK AT BERKELEY. TABLES ARE APPENDED. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Instructional Research.
Identifiers: California (Berkeley)