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ERIC Number: ED023388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 22
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Evaluating the First Semester Success of Junior College Transfers to the University of Missouri.
Andrews, Hans A.
If the transfer student is to benefit from better articulation between 2- and 4-year institutions, factors affecting his success must be evaluated. When an admission policy is altered at the freshman level, it soon affects the transfer and his chance of success must be re-evaluated. Adequate counseling by the senior colleges should prevent a student from being admitted to an institution where he has little chance of success. This prospect of failure might be due to exacting upper-division requirements or to unsuitable preparation at certain junior colleges. To evaluate first-semester success of transfers from four different colleges, to see if there is a significant difference between GPA's earned at the different colleges and in the first semester after transfer, and to see if the 2.00 GPA requirement is realistic for transfers, three null hypotheses were tested: that there is no significant difference in (1) GPA in junior college and in first semester after transfer, (2) GPA's earned at the four different colleges, and (3) mean GPA drop in first semester among transfers from the four colleges. "T" values were computed for the various correlations. Hypotheses one and three were rejected; hypothesis two was accepted. From the findings, it seems likely that the required 2.00 average may not be realistically high enough for transfers from certain Missouri junior colleges and that there is a possible need for diversity in admissions policies for transfers from certain colleges. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri