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ERIC Number: ED099022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 31
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Comparison of Transfer and Native Student Progress at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 1971 Group. Research Memorandum No. 74-9.
Anderson, Ernest F.; Riehl, Natalie S.
Comparison studies were made of the academic progress of junior college transfers, four-year college transfers, and continuous juniors (natives) at the University of Illinois, as measured by mean GPA, academic status, and continued enrollment through the two years after transfer; of the performance after transfer with that before transfer on the basis of mean GPA; and of junior college transfers, four-year college transfers, and continuous juniors in 12 subject matter areas on the basis of mean GPA during the 1971-72 and 1972-73 academic years. The data resulting from the studies led to the following conclusions: (1) junior college transfers and four-year college transfers enter with pretransfer GPA's approximately equivalent to the lower division university GPA's of native juniors; (2) junior college transfers experience a first semester drop of about .40 in GPA below their pretransfer GPA and the four-year college transfers and natives; however, this loss in GPA is regained by the end of the fourth semester; (3) retention of junior college and four-year college transfer groups is approximately equal for the first semester at .94 and .95, respectively; (4) junior college transfers experience more academic difficulty after transfer than do four-year college transfers or natives, as measured by probation and drop rates; (5) the junior college transfer group performed at the "B" level during the fourth semester at the university; (6) native juniors and four-year college transfers achieve equivalent group GPA's; (7) native juniors have higher retention rates than do four-year or junior college transfers; (8) transfer students have higher academic probation and drop rates than native juniors, and junior college transfers have higher probation and drop rates than do four-year college transfers; and (9) junior college transfers consistently achieve at a lower GPA than the other two groups in the 12 subject areas studied; natives and four-year transfers perform about equally. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of School and Coll. Relations.