ERIC Number: ED181988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-11
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Are Late College Applicants Different? Survey of Fall Applicants, 1979, Reedley College.
Clark, Robert M.
A study was conducted at Reedley College to determine whether there were any significant differences between first-time students who applied for admission on time and those who applied late, i.e., from the week prior to the beginning of instruction through the third week of the semester. Involved in the study were the 200 late applicants for the Fall 1979 semester and 200 (25%) of the regular applicants; students who enrolled for only one or two units were not included. Information gathered by the admissions office on high school graduation, grade point average (GPA), and test scores, as well as student performance data collected during the seventh week of the Fall semester and the first week of the Spring semester, were used as the basis of comparison. The study revealed no differences between the high school or first semester GPA's of the two groups. However, the late applicants were more likely to: (1) have transferred from another institution, (2) be 21 years of age or older, (3) have no high school transcript on file, (4) be non-traditional graduates, (5) not be high school graduates, (6) take less than 12 units, (7) withdraw during the semester, and (8) not return for the second semester. Data tables and recommendations are included in the study report. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, College Credits, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Grade Point Average, High School Graduates, School Entrance Age, School Registration, Scores, Student Characteristics, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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