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ERIC Number: ED140884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
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College Transfer Students: Who Are They? What Happens to Them? What Are Their Unique Needs?
Lamberts, Julie A.
Surveys were mailed to 978 former Lane Community College (LCC) students who were enrolled at the University of Oregon during 1975/76 in order to identify their characteristics and transfer concerns. Of those surveyed, 50.8% responded. Results of the study indicated: (1) the majority of LCC transfer students continued their studies in areas related to their LCC curriculum, and on a full-time basis; (2) only 21% of the students lost credits in the transfer process; (3) financial concerns and uncertainty about vocational choices were the primary reasons for attendance at LCC prior to the university; (4) 51.9% of the men and 45.4% of the women had lower grade point averages at the university than at LCC, while 15% of the men and 12% of the women had higher university grades; (5) respondents indicated a need for improved counseling and guidance services at LCC in the areas of career and schedule planning, and for educational, financial, and study problems; and (6) respondents felt the transfer process could be improved through provision of more opportunities for contact with university advisors/counselors, specific university program information, and more student contact with community college counselors. Tabular survey data and suggested areas for further study are included in the paper. (JDS)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Demography, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Guidance Programs, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
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