ERIC Number: ED045015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Graduate Admissions and Fellowship Selection Policies and Procedures. Part I.
Burns, Richard L.
A 45-item questionnaire was sent to the 287 member graduate schools of Council of Graduate Schools in the United States in the fall of 1969. The purpose of the questionnaire was to determine graduate admissions and fellowship selection policies and procedures. A total of 245 usable questionnaires were returned for an 85 percent response rate. The sample was representative of the total graduate school population. The data were analyzed by: (1) total group; (2) high Ph.D. institutions; (3) low Ph.D. institutions; and (4) institutions granting master's degrees only. In addition, some questions were analyzed in terms of the broad fields of humanities, social science, and science. Some of the major findings were: (1) almost all graduate schools have some form of overall admissions policy; (2) most of the high Ph.D. institutions report the use of admission quotas for some or all departments; (3) more students are supported in fellowships and assistantships in science than in the humanities and social sciences; and (4) the relative importance of need versus merit in awarding a fellowship varies by type of institution; 65% of the high Ph.D. institutions consider merit only, while only 21% of the master's only institutions do so. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Selection
Educational Testing Service, Graduate Record Examinations Board, Princeton, New Jersey
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.