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ERIC Number: ED026061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-17
Pages: 84
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A Study of the Characteristics and Subsequent Performance of Vancouver City College Students who Transferred to the University of British Columbia in September, 1967.
Dennison, John D.; Jones, Gordon
Transfer students were classified according to personal characteristics of age, sex, and department entered, and according to junior college educational characteristics of GPA, number of semesters attended, full- or part-time attendance, achievement in certain subjects, and comparison between college grading and university status. Relationships between the characteristics are shown in tables. Among the observations: transfers were mainly interested in the humanities, two-thirds transferred in their second year, they were full-time students for two semesters and in that time completed ten college-level courses, of 14 departments available most chose from eight, most did not drop their GPA at the university, the number of A and B grades increased although they had fewer such grades than the native students, there were fewer failures than at college, those who failed had had a low GAP in college, many improved their grades in their second year at the university, they had an attrition rate of one-third at the end of one year. Tentative conclusions included: college GPA was fairly indicative of university performance, prognosis of success varied by department, more than 40% of the transfers completed their first university year, the college has value in helping students, perhaps otherwise ineligible, to satisfy requirements for university entrance. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Canada