ERIC Number: ED270156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Kalamazoo College Final Report on Participation in AAC/Mellon Transfer Project.
Okon, Anne M.
In 1985-86, Kalamazoo College participated in a project to promote student transfer from two-year colleges. Among the accomplishments of the project were the preparation of a general transfer student brochure addressing issues of admissions, financial aid, credit transfer, and academic advising; the distribution of a quick reference sheet stating transfer and credit policies to all admissions counselors at Kalamazoo Valley Community College; the development of a special application for transfer admission; the institution of a new policy whereby transfer applicants receive information on degree requirements and a written evaluation of their transcripts; and the establishment of closer contacts between Kalamazoo College's Transfer Coordinator and local community colleges. Other projects, currently in progress, include research on the educational backgrounds of transfer students and the development of a special transfer student orientation program. Several characteristics of Kalamazoo College have limited its ability to enroll large numbers of two-year college transfer students, including its selective admissions policies, the high costs of attending the college, its unique school calendar, and the negative attitude held by some members of the faculty and administrative staff regarding transfer students. On the other hand, features such as the small size of the college, its fine academic reputation, its system of academic advising, and full presidential support have facilitated Kalamazoo's efforts to recruit two-year college transfer students. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Coll., MI.