ERIC Number: ED066140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The No. 2 Access Problem: Transfer to the Upper Division.
Willingham, Warren W.
There are at least 3 major bases for arguing that transfer admissions is of major importance to higher education. A primary reason is its critical bearing on the organization and structure of higher education. Smooth student transfer from 2- to 4-year institutions is a basic requirement of the hierarchical model of higher education now being developed by many states. A second reason is the large increase in transfer students due to the continuing rise in community college enrollment. A final reason is that it involves problems qualitatively different from freshman admissions. Ten transfer problems are presented: adequate guidance at the community college level; adequate orientation at the senior college; diverse admission procedures; diverse academic standards; the persistent question of credit; access and retention; the need for financial aid; the need for space; and articulation procedures. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.