ERIC Number: ED172714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Deferring Students Who Did Not Re-Enroll at the University of New South Wales in 1976. TERC Research and Development Paper No. 44.
Barrett, Eve; Powell, John
A study was conducted at the University of New South Wales in Australia to determine what happened to applicants who deferred enrollment in 1975 and did not enroll in 1976 at the university. Additionally, information was sought about what deferring applicants thought they had gained from deferment and their opinions generally about the advantages and disadvantages of deferring. A questionnaire was mailed to deferring applicants, and further information was obtained from the admissions office and the computer printout of offers made by the Metropolitan Universities Admissions Centre. Based on a response rate of 63 percent, it was determined that about 74 percent of respondents were undertaking some form of postsecondary education. Analysis of findings is presented under three subheadings: students attending other universities, students attending any other postsecondary institution (including nursing), and persons not enrolled in any institution in 1976. Data indicate that most of the deferring applicants do continue to enroll in some form of higher education. Deferrent policy and practices at the university are discussed, and a sample questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). Tertiary Education Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia