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ERIC Number: ED312949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 57
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Analysis of the Enrollment Impact of Implementing an Academic Entrance Requirement at Practical Bible Training School.
Kroll, Ronald C.
In response to concern that open admissions was contributing to declining student preparation and institutional reputation, Practical Bible Training School, a small, private college, proposed new admission criteria: an American College Testing Service (ACT) score of 15, a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) combined score of 700, or a 2.00 high school grade point average. For students showing promise but not satisfying these criteria, a special admissions category was also proposed. Because of concern that implementation of the new policy would reduce enrollment, a study was undertaken to compare the full-time-equivalency (FTE) enrollment from fall 1985 to spring 1989 with the FTE enrollment that would have existed had the proposed requirements been in effect during that period. Results indicate that 11 students would have been rejected under the proposed entrance requirements, but also that only one of these students passed sufficient courses to graduate or obtain the minimum grade point average for graduation. Five of the students attended for only one semester. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the college adopt the proposed entrance requirements. Contains 28 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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