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ERIC Number: ED015735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 10
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ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO CALIFORNIA PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES WHO ARE IN ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA.
KINTZER, FREDERICK C.
AN APPRAISAL OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AS A "SECOND-CHANCE" INSTITUTION PRESENTS CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE OF SUCCESSFUL SALVAGING OF THE ABLE STUDENT. THE FAILURE OF THE STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY MAY BE DUE TO (1) EMOTIONAL IMMATURITY, (2) INABILITY TO ADJUST TO THE COMPLEXITY AND IMPERSONALITY OF THE LARGE CAMPUS, (3) LACK OF SOUND COUNSELING, OR (4) DEFICIENCY IN A BASIC SKILL SUCH AS READING. SINCE THE UNIVERSITY ADMITS ONLY SUPERIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, THE JUNIOR COLLEGES RUN NO ACADEMIC RISK IN ACCEPTING THEM, ALTHOUGH THEY FOLLOW DIFFERENT POLICIES FOR SUCH ADMISSIONS. SOME ADMIT THE STUDENTS AUTOMATICALLY, BUT OTHERS DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THOSE ON PROBATION AND THOSE DISMISSED. SOME REQUIRE A 1-SEMESTER LAYOUT, AND OTHERS RESTRICT THE UNIT LOAD. IN ONE SURVEY, JUNIOR COLLEGE PRESIDENTS SUBMITTED INFORMATION ON NEARLY 300 SUCH STUDENTS WHO WERE CURRENTLY DOING WELL. FROM THIS IT APPEARS THAT THE JUNIOR COLLEGES ARE PERFORMING A VITAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AND IT IS TO BE HOPED THAT FURTHER INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE SECOND-CHANCE STUDENT. THE ADMISSION POLICIES OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGES FOR THIS PARTICULAR KIND OF STUDENT ARE COMPARED WITH THEIR POLICIES FOR TRANSFERS FROM OTHER JUNIOR COLLEGES AND FOR OTHER CLASSES OF STUDENTS. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY," VOLUME 41, NUMBER 2, WINTER 1966. (HH)
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