ERIC Number: ED104891
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A Study of the Acceptance to Graduate Schools of Students with a Planned Program of Sixty-Six Quarter Hours of Pass-Fail Credit.
The professional portion of the elementary and early childhood teacher education program at the University of Florida (UF) is taken on a pass-fail basis. A student completing this program has 66 quarter hours of pass-fail credit and a letter written by a faculty member who has worked with her or him for two years. The purpose of this study was to determine the possible effects of 66 quarter hours of pass-fail credit on UF student acceptance into graduate school. Letters requesting information on acceptance policies were sent to every graduate school of education in the southeastern United States. Fifty-five additional letters were sent to selected graduate schools outside this regional area. Replies were classified into the following categories: a) acceptance likely; b) acceptance likely (problems expected); c) possible entry; d) possible entry (conditional status); and e) acceptance unlikely. Survey results indicated that most graduate schools would consider the candidate for admission. However, a student who plans to attend a specific graduate school should check the entrance requirements with that institution. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.