ERIC Number: ED321778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
The Academic Performance of Transfers from Virginia's Public Two-Year Institutions at James Madison University.
James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA.
In response to state guidelines which require senior institutions to provide two-year colleges with information on transfer students' academic performance, this report describes the procedures developed by James Madison University (JMU), in Virginia, to share information with the two-year colleges and presents results of a study of the academic performance of JMU transfers from Virginia's public two-year colleges. Following an introductory section, the report describes the methods used to determine the information needs of the two-year colleges and to protect the students' right to privacy. Next, results of the transfer student study are presented, indicating that: (1) unsolicited responses from two community colleges attested to the usefulness of the data collected; (2) 393 two-year college students transferred to JMU between 1985 and 1989; (3) four Virginia community colleges accounted for 72% of all of JMU's transfer students; (4) an average of 42.7 transfer credits were accepted per student, and more than half of the students transferred more than 40 credits; (5) 88.4% of the transfers were either on the president's list, dean's list, or in good standing; (6) the combined grade point average (GPA) of the transfers was 2.73, compared to 2.79 for all JMU students enrolled during fall 1988; and (7) transfers performed well in most disciplines except biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, accounting, and economics, where the overall GPA was below 2.2. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA.
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