ERIC Number: ED095777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Credit Transfer Policies at Louisiana Colleges and Universities. A Report in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 120 of the 1972 Louisiana Legislature.
This document reports the results of an investigation into the following areas: number of undergraduate students who transfer into Louisiana colleges and universities; patterns of migration shown in student transfer; policies governing the acceptance of given types of transfer credits, including those earned through nontraditional means; and methods by which policies relevant to credit transfer are formulated and applied. It was found that a significant number of students do attend more than one institution, with the most frequent move being from one senior institution to another. This is understandable in view of the absence of a community college system in Louisiana. The role of 4-year colleges in performing junior college functions is discussed. It was also found that there are several areas in which credit acceptance policies are not uniform between the different institutions or even between units within the same institution. These inconsistencies include policies covered in "Guidelines for Improving Articulation Between Junior and Senior Colleges" (for example, acceptance of "D" grade credits in transfer if native students receive credit for courses in which "D" is earned). Approaches to improved articulation used by other states are explored, and it is recommended that Louisiana move to form an articulation committee and develop a statewide credit transfer policy. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana