ERIC Number: ED237010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
College Admissions and the Transition to Postsecondary Education. Briefing Package. (Public Hearing, Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1982).
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
The role of college admissions standards in promoting excellence in American education and the role of colleges and high schools in helping students make the transition to postsecondary education were topics of a 1982 public hearing. Concerns of the hearing included: the relationship of admissions standards to declining enrollments and to declining financial resources; the roles of parents and advisers in the transition of students to postsecondary education, student adaptation to postsecondary education, and the relationship between high school and college curricula. The following approaches that may help promote the transition to postsecondary education were addressed: modes to condense studies, including advanced placement and time-shortened degrees; programs that bring high school students to campus for a combination of academic work, career exposure, and social activities; arrangements for sending college students and/or faculty to high schools on a regular basis for both academic and advisement purposes; offering high school students college courses that are taught by high school teachers; pre- and post-matriculation programs that address academic and personal development of college freshmen; and programs that serve underprepared students. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Admission Criteria, Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Declining Enrollment, Economic Climate, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Problems, Hearings, High Risk Students, Majors (Students), Parent Student Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Student College Relationship, Student Development
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.