ERIC Number: ED444628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Credit Evaluation of Students Entering Simon Fraser University from B.C. Colleges during the Calendar Year 1998.
Heilmeier, Sonja; Heath, Nick
The report shows how Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, evaluated transfer credit for those students who transferred from colleges or university colleges in British Columbia in 1998. Transcript analysis of approximately 400 students revealed that they successfully transferred 85.2% of the credits they earned at college. On average, 8.3 earned college credits per student did not transfer to SFU. The primary reason for loss of credit on transfer was that the course did not appear to be a university level course or its content was clearly technical or vocational in nature. Other reasons were that the students had already transferred the maximum allowable credit, so some credits were superfluous. Some SFU courses were weighted with fewer credits than the equivalent college course, some courses were unarticulated for reasons that are unclear and some courses do not receive transfer credit if taken on their own, but must be taken in combination with other courses to receive transfer credit. The vast majority of students who choose to take courses that will not transfer to their intended university do so with full knowledge of this fact. (Contains one appendix.) (JA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Transfer Students, Educational Mobility, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Transfer Programs, Universities
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada