ERIC Number: ED269085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Investigation of Grade Point Averages of Early and Late Applicants to Community Colleges.
Gray, Michael D.; Hardy, Robert C.
In 1981, a study was conducted at three rural community colleges in Maryland to determine whether there was a difference between the college grade point averages (GPAs) of first-time, full-time students who applied early for admissions and the GPAs of students who applied late. The study analyzed applications and GPA data for a total of 700 subjects, including 503 early applicants and 197 late applicants. The study revealed that the GPA of early applicants was higher than that of late applicants at each institution. The results suggest that application timing may help to identify a potential at-risk population for whom early intervention and proper counseling might help decrease the rate of attrition. (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).