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ERIC Number: ED085003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 20
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Who Goes When To College?
Mehra, N.
This study concerns the educational preparation and academic caliber of students who seek college admission at times other than the traditional fall entry point. Subjects for the study were comprised of the entire freshman class of fall and spring registrants at the University of Lethbridge during the academic year 1968-69. The two groups of students, those registering in the fall and spring semesters, respectively, were compared on a number of variables. The results of the study show that the fall and spring semester registrants do not differ appreciably on general characteristics, and that it is most likely a misconception that the spring semester enrollees are largely the repeaters of high school courses. Data showed that a substantial proportion of spring registrants were either transfer students or those who had to defer university entrance for a semester or so due to financial or other personal reasons. The educational preparation of a transfer student is appreciably better than that of a freshman matriculant. This may be the reason why this group despite its achieving a significantly lower grade-point average on the high school examinations, gave a performance comparable to those of fall registrants in the freshman course examinations. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Canada