ERIC Number: ED038973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
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An Investigation into Reasons Why Students Fail to Register after Taking the Guidance Examination.
Gold, Ben K.
This study examines the reasons some Los Angeles City College (LACC), California, applicants did not complete registration after taking the college's Guidance Examination (used for course placement and counseling). Of 2,320 applicants, 489 failed to register for the spring 1970 semester after taking the examination; of these, 239 returned questionnaires that sought reasons for failing to register. Data received were analyzed from several aspects, including sex and ethnic distribution, recommended course placement, previous college experience, and difficulties with registration procedures. Analysis of data led to the conclusion that financial problems, acceptance by another school, procedural problems in registration, and temporary deferment of entrance were the most important reasons for not completing registration. The Guidance Examination, recently instituted, was found to have no significant effect by itself in discouraging registrants. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California