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ERIC Number: ED445708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Profile of B.C. College Transfer Students Admitted to Simon Fraser University, 1991-92 to 1995-96.
Heslop, Joanne
Provides a profile of transfer students admitted to Simon Fraser University (SFU) from British Columbia (B. C.) colleges over the past five years, from 1991/92 to 1995/96. A general overview of transfer students is presented, followed by an analysis of academic performance at SFU, and concluding with a look at students who graduated. Inter-college comparisons are displayed and, where appropriate, comparisons with students admitted directly from B. C. secondary schools are provided. Section A provides a general profile of transfer students by: college from which students transfer to SFU, number of transfer credits students are admitted with, number of credit hours students register for in their first semester, faculty in which students intend to major, degree goal or credential students pursue, program(s) students pursue, age upon admission to SFU, and gender. Section B presents academic performance indicators for transfer students by: grade point average (GPA) upon admission through to graduation, grade performance in selected courses at SFU compared to direct entry students, and degree completion rate. In Section C, trends in GPA performance, from admission through to graduation, distribution of programs from which they graduated, distribution of credentials awarded, and average number of semesters required to graduate are examined for those transfer students who have graduated. Includes appendices of DAT file structures. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada