ERIC Number: ED055556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of City University of New York Students Towards Open Admissions.
This report examines the attitudes of 1,100 City University of New York (CUNY) freshmen, both Open Admissions (OA) and regular students, towards OA. For the purpose of this study OA freshmen in the senior colleges were those with high school averages below 80; OA freshmen in the transfer program of community colleges were those with averages below 75; and OA freshmen in the career program of community colleges were those with high school averages below 70. The students were asked what they thought of the OA policy; and whether the policy had made a difference in their going to college. The results indicated that student attitudes toward OA were predominantly favorable. Career Students were most favorable, and senior college students the least favorable. Career students were more likely than senior college students to say that OA had made a difference to them. One half of the OA students in senior colleges said that OA had made no difference to them. Among the regular students the most numerous were those for whom OA had made no difference but who were favorable toward OA. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers: City University of New York
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September 3, 1971