ERIC Number: ED207664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-1
Study of Admission Requirements at a Select Group of Community Colleges in the United States. Volume 11, Number 11.
Bohrer, Bruce; Lucas, John A.
As part of a self-evaluation of admissions policies, William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) surveyed the general and specific admissions requirements of 18 comparable community colleges. The survey instrument requested information on general admissions requirements for full- and part-time students; additional requirements for specialized programs; requirements for international students and those without high school diplomas; penalties for failure to submit required credentials; and the use of credentials for advisement, placement, and admissions decisions. Findings of the survey, based on responses from 15 colleges, include the following: (1) only a minimal number of credentials were required for admission to full-time status--13 schools required a completed application form and 11 schools required high school and college transcripts, but less than half of the colleges had an application fee, required American College Testing or reading test scores, or had health requirements; (2) schools had even fewer requirements for part-time students; (3) nine colleges had specialized requirements for their nursing programs; (4) 12 colleges accepted foreign students on a visa and all of these schools required minimum English-language test scores; (5) no schools required high school graduation, but 33% required either a General Education Diploma or the equivalent. The study report details methodology and findings and provides data tables and the questionnaire. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.