ERIC Number: ED136856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Essex County College's Academic Preparation: Transfer Students' Perspective.
Jackson, Edison O.; Drakulich, J. Scott
In order to ascertain how well Essex County College (ECC) prepared its transfer students for upper-division academic coursework at transfer institutions, students who transferred to four-year institutions in the terms beginning January 1974 and September 1974 were surveyed. Responses were received from 413 students. Among the findings were: (1) 64% of the respondents reported their transfer coursework was harder or much harder than their coursework had been at ECC; (2) 21% indicated they were having difficulty in reading, 28% in writing, and 29% in mathematics; (3) 39% felt that individual counseling would have helped them perform better at their transfer institution; (4) 88% felt ECC had prepared them adequately or very well for their present studies; (5) 8% felt ECC had prepared them inadequately or very poorly for their present studies; and (6) mean grade point averages of transfer students from ECC declined by .65 points. In light of some indication that students were having academic difficulty at their transfer college, it was recommended that a college-wide review of academic standards for graduation be conducted and that more transfer counseling should be performed. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Essex County Coll., Newark, NJ.