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ERIC Number: ED399873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 227
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-929851-37-4
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A