ERIC Number: ED443501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-8
Reference Count: N/A
Registration Outcomes, Spring 1998 through Fall 1999.
This report examines registration outcomes at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) by semester and by courses, and posits the long term consequence of an inability to register. Findings from the Office of Research show that at CCSF, between 4,000 and 7,000 students (unduplicated) were unable to enroll in at least one course of their choice in a given semester during the six semester period from spring 1998 through fall 1999. This represents from 18% to 33% of students registering for courses. These students received closed section messages during their attempts to register in one or more sections of the same course. Computer Information Systems (CIS), English, and Math programs were most heavily impacted. While the fall and spring semesters generally turn away a higher number of students, the summer semesters frequently have a higher percentage of impaction. In spring 1998, 5,574 students were unable to enroll in one or more courses. Over the following four semesters, 28% of the spring 1998 cohort (n=5,574) tried to register and were successful in registering for that same course. Students who are unable to enroll, are not successful in their initial courses, or do not receive matriculation services are less likely to continue within a discipline or at CCSF. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.