ERIC Number: ED191409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
The Difference Between Transfer Students' Entering G.P.A. and Their G.P.A. After One Semester in the College of Business Administration at Suffolk University.
Sutherland, Lee William
The difference in the grade point average (GPA) of entering transfer students and their GPA earned after one semester at Suffolk University's College of Business Administration (CBA) were investigated. Ninety-one transfer students entering the CBA in September 1976 were studied. Results indicate that there was a significant difference between the means of the GPAs of the entering transfer students and the means of the GPAs earned at the end of the first semester at the CBA. Additionally, descriptive statistics show that transfer students from other four-year institutions at the end of the first semester show percentage increase (73 percent) in their GPAs, while transfer students from junior and community colleges show percentage decrease (73.4 percent and 74.3 percent, respectively). Additional analyses reveal that in subsequent semesters after the initial transfer shock is over, junior and community college students' GPAs do increase. Implications of the findings and recommendations for helping transfer students make the transition to the university are considered. (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Suffolk University MA
Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education.