ERIC Number: ED289537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reverse Transfer Project, Summer 1986.
In 1986, a Reverse Transfer Project was initiated at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) in order to promote the summer school attendance at MVCC of "reverse transfer" students (i.e., students who attended another institution during the regular academic year). A mailing, containing a cover letter, informational brochure, summer catalog, and registration form, was sent to 5,657 college students within the MVCC district. The return rate on the mailing, as measured by the number of students who received the mailing and registered for a summer school class at MVCC, was 20%. The 972 reverse transfer students generated a total of 4,831 semester credit hours, with the most popular subject areas being mathematics (290 students), business (196 students), and communications (190 students). A survey was sent to a random sample of 536 of the reverse transfer students to determine why they came to MVCC for summer school. Responses from 138 students indicated that: (1) 50.4% of the transfers were sophomores and 45.2% were juniors or seniors; (2) the most frequently cited majors were Business and Education; (3) 68% reported a grade point average between 2.5 and 3.49; (3) reasons rated most important for enrolling at MVCC were "lightens fall schedule,""close to home," and "courses transfer easily"; (4) respondents tended to rate the academic reputation of their own school higher than that of MVCC; and (5) 78% indicated that they would take another summer school course at MVCC. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.