ERIC Number: ED468775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing Their Studies in British Columbia.
This report presents the results of an analysis of admissions and transfer data from the 2000 British Columbia (BC) College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey. It addresses a number of issues related to the admissions and transfer experiences of former students from BC's college and institute system, from the students' perspective. Twenty-one BC institutions participated in the survey; 20,468 students out of a possible 34,934 students responded, for a response rate of 59%. Key findings include: (1) 43% of respondents reported that they had taken or were currently taking further studies at the time of the interview/survey--93% of these students were studying in BC; (2) students who transferred to colleges (78%) and university colleges (77%) were less likely to get all of the courses they wanted than were students who transferred to universities (85%) or institutes and Open Learning Agencies (OLAs) (96%); (3) 86% of transfer students were either "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with their overall transfer experience; and (4) the most common reason for not receiving the expected transfer credits, mentioned by 46% of transfer students, was that the original courses or programs were not designed for transfer to the receiving institution. Contains 26 tables. Appended are the survey instrument, information about the survey cohort, and a glossary of terms. (EMH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Transfer Students, Educational Mobility, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Transfer Policy, Transfer Rates (College)
For full text: http://www.bccat.bc.ca.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Education Information, Victoria (British Columbia).; British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada