ERIC Number: ED203842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Selection Index for Undergraduate Admissions to the School of Business Administration.
Lowell, Nana; Gillmore, Gerald M.
The purposes of the study were to (1) compare the academic performance of students entering the School of Business Administration from within the University of Washington with those transferring from another institution, and (2) equate the two groups statistically on admission criteria if significances were found. Transcripts were obtained for 229 University of Washington and 67 transfer students who had graduated from the School of Business Administration in 1980. The transfer students were found to have entered the school with significantly higher grade point averages (GPAs) and to have graduated with significantly lower junior and senior level GPA than the nontransfer students. In addition, the prediction of the latter GPA from entry GPA was significantly enhanced when group membership (transfer versus nontransfer) was included in the prediction equation. As a result, separate regression equations were computed for each group for predicting business school GPA from entry GPA, and selection indices are presented for each group based on the predicted GPAs. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.