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ERIC Number: ED014303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COMPARISON OF ENROLLED AND NON-ENROLLED APPLICANTS FOR MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE, FALL 1966.
ANDERSON, BERT D.
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THOSE WHO APPLY FOR ENTRANCE AND FULFILL THEIR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BUT FAIL TO ENROLL WERE STUDIED TO SEE IF ADMISSION PROCEDURES SHOULD BE REAPPRAISED. THE STUDY EXAMINED FOR POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANCE THE HIGH SCHOOL COURSES TAKEN, THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, AND DIFFERENCES AMONG THE ENROLLED, THE NON-ENROLLED, AND FIRST-SEMESTER DROPOUTS AS REVEALED BY THE BIOGRAPHICAL INVENTORY AND THE COLLEGE'S PLACEMENT TEST. LITTLE DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND TO BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO HIGH SCHOOL LOCATION. THE ENROLLED STUDENTS INCLUDED MORE MEN THAN WOMEN, OWNED FEWER AUTOMOBILES, WERE SUPPORTED BY OR WERE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS, WERE LESS LIKELY TO BE MARRIED OR TO NEED TO WORK, AND HAD BETTER EDUCATED PARENTS AND HIGHER CAREER ASPIRATIONS. THE NON-ENROLLED HAD TAKEN MORE VOCATIONAL THAN COLLEGE-PREPARATORY COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HAD APPLIED FOR THE SAME IN COLLEGE, HAD APPROXIMATELY THE SAME ENTRANCE TEST SCORES AS THE FIRST-SEMESTER DROPOUTS, AND HAD FREQUENT FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. THE DROPOUTS HAD GENERALLY LOWER SCORES THAN THOSE WHO STAYED IN COLLEGE. BECAUSE OF THE FREQUENT FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OF THE NON-ENROLLED, THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS THAT THE COLLEGE MAINTAIN A PROGRAM OF FINANCIAL AID AND JOB PLACEMENT. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Modesto Junior Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Modesto)