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ERIC Number: ED043331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 11
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The First Semester Academic Performance of Urban Junior College Transfer Students to Columbia vs Two Urban Campuses of the University of Missouri.
Britton, Ronald B.
A comparison of two groups of urban area junior college transfer students who attended local urban campuses of the University of Missouri and of two other groups who transferred to the Columbia branch of the University of Missouri was the subject of this study. The comparison was made in regard to the question of whether or not urban area junior college transfer students who attended the Columbia branch of the University of Missouri experienced a greater drop in Grade Point Average (GPA) than did transfers who attended the two local urban campuses. The null hypothesis was tested using GPA's. Means and standard deviations were also computed for pooled junior college and first semester University of Missouri GPA's. Data showed that "transfer shock" was equally intense at all three campuses. Consequently, the author concluded that most urban area junior college students will experience "transfer shock" and that it would be worthwhile for colleges to offer an orientation program for prospective transfer students to inform them of an expected drop in GPA and to impress upon them that a drop in GPA is a normal occurrence among junior college transfer students. (RC)
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Identifiers: Missouri
Note: Paper presented at the EPDA Institute for Advanced Study in Student Personnel Work in Junior Colleges and Technical Institutes, University of Missouri, Columbia, Sept. 9, 1969 to June 1, 1970