ERIC Number: ED469652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Admission of Transfer Students in British Columbia Post-Secondary Institutions: Policies, Practices and Capacity.
In British Columbia, demand from qualified students exceeds the supply of available spaces in degree programs. In this context, this review of the existing policies, practices, and trends affecting student admissions in British Columbia was undertaken with a focus on transfer students. Researchers also surveyed more than 18,000 former students. In fall 2000, only 86% of qualified secondary school or transfer applicants were provided offers of admission by British Columbia's public universities. Nevertheless, there has been an extraordinary growth in degree-granting capacity in British Columbia, and an accompanying growth in transfer among institutions. In a decade with a significant degree of change, students have moved through the system efficiently to obtain degrees, and they report high degrees of satisfaction with transfer overall. The transfer system does appear to be effective, but some suggestions are made for its improvement, centering on: (1) information about transfer; (2) unmet demand; (3) coordination and planning; (4) consistent funding approaches; and (5) unique degree programs. Appendixes discussion applications and admissions, admission targets, and admission polices, and contain the interview questions for the study. (Contains 9 figures and 48 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Transfer Students, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Transfer Policy
For full text: http://www.bccat.bc.ca.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada