ERIC Number: ED054777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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A Study of Lake Land College Transfer Students.
Lach, Ivan J.
This is a report of an extensive follow-up study of Lake Land College transfer students at Eastern Illinois University. An analysis of their grade point average (GPA) term by term reveals a drop in GPA the first term after transfer and subsequent recovery. This phenomenon, known as "transfer shock," is compared with results obtained in national studies. An attempt to develop a multiple-variable regression equation for the prediction of success after transfer by use of a multiple stepwise regression revealed that, after using the GPA at the junior college as the first variable, additional variables were not significant. The study indicates that ACT scores and high school rank are significant predictors of success in a college transfer program at a junior college, but, after two years, the junior college GPA is the only significant predictor of success in the upper-level universities. This finding has many implications for the admission policies of junior college transfer students to 4-year institutions. (Author/MN)
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Authoring Institution: Lake Land Coll., Mattoon, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois