ERIC Number: ED222222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Transfer Requests at Queensborough Community College: An Analysis by Curriculum, Credits and Grade Point Average.
Cohen, Edward G.
A study was conducted at Queensborough Community College (QCC) to identify the characteristics of students seeking to transfer from QCC before graduation. Beginning in February 1979, all students requesting that a QCC transcript be forwarded to another institution were required to complete a transfer request data form, indicating demographic information, enrollment status, graduation status, school(s) to which the transcript would be sent, reason for transferring, and changes at QCC that would discourage pre-graduation transfer. Additional information on students' credits earned, curricula, and grade point average (GPA) was provided by the registrar. Approximately 650 transfer forms were completed by QCC students as of May 1979. From these, 113 were selected to represent the population of non-graduate students seeking to transfer. Analysis of these forms indicated that: (1) 66% of the non-graduate transfers were full-time students; (2) their mean GPA was 2.4 for an average of 40 credits; (3) the largest group (48.7%) were liberal arts students; (4) 58.3% of the transfer applicants did not plan to graduate from QCC before transferring; (5) students with GPA's of 0 to .99 and 2.00 to 2.49 constituted a combined total of 40% of the non-graduate transfers; and (6) desire to attend a four-year institution and unavailability of desired curriculum at QCC were the most frequently cited reasons for transferring. Appendices include data on high school grades of QCC entrants for 1969 through 1979 and the transfer form. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY. Office of Testing and Institutional Research.