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ERIC Number: ED110123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-24
Pages: 27
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Two-Year/Four-Year College Articulation with Comments on State-Level Articulation Efforts in Virginia.
Allan, Beverly
This paper proposes that a sound articulation procedure is one which facilitates the student's progress toward the baccalaureate degree in the shortest possible time and in a manner conducive to proper academic standards. Transfer students face problems of admissions discrimination, inappropriate counseling, insufficient preparation, nontransferability of both academic and vocational courses, and lack of financial aid. When the two-year college tries to parallel the four-year institution's program too closely, it may lose students who would benefit from other methods or who must compensate for weak backgrounds. Based on a review of statewide articulation agreements in other states, the recommendations for Virginia are: (1) no associate degree student can be guaranteed entry into a particular program, but admission to some state senior college should be assured; (2) each senior institution should publish a list of equivalent lower division courses given at its major sending institutions; (3) these sending institutions should design their programs in cooperation with their receiving senior colleges; and (4) state senior institutions should not require any additional lower division work, provided the student does not change majors. This plan leaves each institution autonomy, while implying that a two-year transfer program must be accountable for the future success of its students. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia