ERIC Number: ED181976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Credit Transfer in Minnesota. Staff Technical Paper.
Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.
A sample of 2,486 full-time, non-freshmen students enrolled in Minnesota's public post-secondary institutions were surveyed during fall 1978 by the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board to determine their experiences with and attitudes toward the college transfer process. Survey results, based on a 75% response rate, indicated that: (1) 19.4% of the respondents had transferred, 23.3% had considered transferring but did not, and 57.3% had never given it any thought; (2) community college students had the highest proportion involved in a transfer; (3) only 56% of those who did transfer had expected to do so when they first enrolled; (4) over 50% of the students said that a transfer would not slow down their academic time tables; (5) 66% of those who did transfer lost no credits; (6) only 18% were unsatisfied with the way their transfer was handled; (7) most of the respondents felt that they were not adequately informed as to how a transfer might affect their educational plans; and (8) most who had transferred had a favorable attitude toward the process. The survey report concludes with recommendations for the establishment of a uniform state transfer policy and for refinements in current procedures to increase student awareness of the transfer procedure. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.