ERIC Number: ED308764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
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A.C.T. Test Score Senders: Real Interest or Keeping Options Open? AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Kallio, Ruth E.; Spielvogel, Jennifer A.
A survey was conducted of a sample of 716 well-qualified students who sent their American College Testing Program (ACT) scores to the University of Michigan but subsequently did not apply for admission. Telephone interviews resulted in 574 completed interviews, for an 80% response rate. The interview instrument elicited information regarding the colleges these students considered, their ratings of these schools relative to an "ideal" college, their sources of information, and the key factors influencing their decisions to send scores and not to apply. The findings suggest that these decisions are a function of the student's level of interest in a college, desire to keep options open, information-gathering activities, and expectations regarding the college's response upon receiving the scores. A model of this stage of the college choice process is proposed. Contains 11 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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