ERIC Number: ED356816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Description of Spring 1993 Continuing Saddleback College Students Who Requested That Their Transcript Be Sent to Four-Year Colleges or Universities between November 1, 1992 and April 30, 1993.
A study was conducted of students at Saddleback College (SC) in California, who requested that transcripts be sent to a four-year college, university, or professional school between November 1, 1992 and April 30, 1993. The study sample included only students who were registered in both fall 1992 and spring 1993, because those students were more likely to have utilized the Transfer Center services while at SC, and could therefore be contacted after transferring to evaluate the performance of the center. Study findings included the following: (1) a total of 23,330 transcripts were mailed during the study period, of which 1,794 (7.7%) met the requirements for this study and were included in the student data base created for the Transfer Center; (2) the transcripts evaluated in the study were requested by a total of 914 students, representing 7.3% of all continuing students at SC in spring 1993; (3) 55% of all the cohort students were female, including 86% of the students aged 40 or older; (4) 52% of the cohort had indicated a transfer goal upon entering SC; (5) 79% of the cohort were non-Hispanic whites; (6) excluding second transcript requests by students for the same college (n=247), 63% of students requested only one transcript, while 19% sent out two transcripts; (7) of students sending out a single transcript, 54% chose the California State University (CSU) system, 14% chose out-of-state schools, and 11% chose the University of California; and (8) 56% of the students who sent transcripts to the CSU system chose the Fullerton campus. Data tables; a list of the 216 institutions receiving transcripts, including the numbers of students sending transcripts and the type of institution; and copies of the SC admissions and transcript request forms are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll., Mission Viejo, CA.