ERIC Number: ED024383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Academic Performance of College of San Mateo Transfer Students at the University of California and State Colleges.
San Mateo Coll., CA.
This study sought to find any difference between students' GPA at College of San Mateo and at 4-year institutions, to identify different characteristics among transfers and their relationship to academic performance, and to assess any relation between performance at a 4-year institution and choice of major in junior college. First-time transfers to California University (1966-67) and to the state colleges (1967-68) were examined. Tables show various correlations of the data for transfers to the University. It was concluded that GPA's after transfer were a little higher than in the past, no way was known to reduce withdrawals, junior college corrects certain lacks and permits transfer, some majors show higher GPA's than others, college and university GPA's are similar and related, transfers generally pursue the same or similar major as at college. Teachers of subjects producing consistently lower GPA's could modify their content or teaching technique. As for the transfers to the state colleges, fewer than half would have been admitted from high school, but San Mateo was able to correct their deficiencies. They have about the same GPA at the state and the junior college, motivation was the characteristic most closely related to success, proximity and specialized majors most influence selection of a state college, transfer students are highly mobile, the number of units (excessive or insufficient) should be examined, most transfers take the same or similar majors, performance in several subjects, especially English, should be improved. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California