ERIC Number: ED041064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Programs for Disadvantaged Students in Graduate Schools.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The purpose of this study was to obtain information concerning procedures and programs established by graduate schools for disadvantaged students. A questionnaire was sent to each of the 287 member institutions of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States. Usable replies were received from 248, of which 150 supplied information about programs and procedures for disadvantaged students. The major findings were: (1) common methods of recruitment of students include sending literature to undergraduate schools, visiting campuses, and making personal contacts; (2) substantial numbers of graduate schools waive or liberalize the admissions requirements of previous scholastic records and test scores; (3) special remedial services are offered at many of the graduate schools; (4) the most frequently provided type of financial aid is partial or total tuition remission; (5) most of the special procedures and programs were established in 1967 or later; (6) many graduate schools report ten or fewer disadvantaged students enrolled; and, (7) most of the graduate schools reporting special procedures or programs feel that it is too early to evaluate their effectiveness; others reported that student achievement has been excellent and that the rate of attrition has been low. [Not available in hard copy due to the marginal legibility of the original document.] (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.