ERIC Number: ED399873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Challenges in College Admissions. A Report of a Survey of Undergraduate Admissions Policies, Practices, and Procedures.
Breland, Hunter M.; And Others
The report summarizes undergraduate admissions policies, practices, and procedures at two- and four-year colleges and universities as of 1992. Information was drawn from a national survey, the third of a series conducted since 1979. A total of 2,024 institutions responded to the survey. An introductory chapter describes the surveys, their methodology, and some summary results. Subsequent chapters detail findings concerning: selectivity in admissions (general admissions practices, selectivity categories, overall acceptance rates, rates for different student subgroups, and acceptance in relationship application rates); general admission procedures for two- and four-year institutions (locus of responsibility, policies and requirements, two-year degree candidacy criteria, and new or alternative approaches to admissions); policies, practices, and procedures specific to four-year institutions (academic requirements and exceptions, admissions tests, importance of various factors in admissions decisions, role of personal qualities, trends in academic qualifications); first-time and other enrollment rates at different institution types; and recruitment, marketing, and financial aid (recruitment practices, two-year transfer policies and practices, market research, enrollment planning, relationship between financial aid and recruitment/admissions decisions, cost and college choice, no-need aid awards, acceptance and yield rates, freshman financial needs). Appended materials include the survey questionnaires for two- and four-year institutions, the cover letter, and notes on methodology. (Contains 40 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Freshmen, College Students, Colleges, Educational Policy, Enrollment Rate, Higher Education, Marketing, National Surveys, School Policy, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Universities
PIER Publications, P.O. Box 231, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($25 members; $40 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Washington, DC.; National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Alexandria, VA.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.; College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.