ERIC Number: ED196351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Admissions: The Realities of Institutional Policies, Practices, and Procedures.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Undergraduate admissions policies and practices at 1,463 institutions were surveyed. The investigation dealt with many aspects of admission, including policy-making authority, application procedures, accessibility and selectivity, student credentials, recruitment, and marketing, guidance and course placement, and differential treatment of various applicant groups. Respondents were asked to provide the requested information in relation to first-time undergraduate candidates who have been educated in the American secondary school tradition, excluding applicants from foreign schools and transfer applicants from other colleges. Public institutions with different policies and practices for in-state (or in-district) and out-of-state (or out-of-district) applicants were asked to describe their policies and practices for the admission of in-state (or in-district) applicants. Respondents also indicated their observations of changing roles, standards, and procedures regarding admissions from 1970 to 1978 and anticipations of change by the mid-1980s. A table summarizing college admissions policies and practices, and a sample questionnaire are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Admission Criteria, Admissions Officers, College Admission, College Applicants, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, Residence Requirements, School Surveys, Selective Admission, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($8.50) NJ 08541 ($8.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.