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ERIC Number: ED489802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 230
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5785-8058-7
The College Transfer Student in America: The Forgotten Student
Jacobs, Bonita C., Ed.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
This guide translates research into practical advice on attracting, retaining, and guiding transfer students. Various chapters address multiple strategies for orientation and advising; curricular issues involving transfer students; how to maximize the effectiveness of articulation agreements; preparing community college students for transfer; non-traditional students as transfers; and how to develop support from alumni who started as transfer students. Chapters in this book include: (1) Today's Transfer Students: Trends and Challenges (Bonita C. Jacobs); (2) Research on the Community College Transfer Issue: An Adequate Indicator of Practice Issues? (Thomas D. Steinmann, Myron L. Pope, and Michael T. Miller); (3) Enrollment Management Issues (Kenneth W. Borland, Jr.); (4) Strategies for Successful Transfer Orientation Programs (Jeanine Ward-Roof and Tony Cawthon); (5) Critical Issues in Advising Transfer Students: Student Retention Begins Before Matriculation (Lynne Williams Bell); (6) Articulation to Collaboration (Brenda L. Sullivan, Beverly G. Dyer, and Kathy K. Franklin); (7) Transfer and Articulation: Survey of State Practices (Barbara Lauren); (8) Articulation Agreements that Foster a Transfer Mentality (Debra A. Gutierrez); (9) Preparing Community College Students for Transfer (Kathrine B. Swanson and Norma Jones-Johnson); (10) Preparing Transfer Students to Succeed: Strategies and Best Practices (Myron L. Pope); (11) Non-Traditional Students as Transfers (Brent D. Cejda); (12) Securing Future Alumni Support: Understanding the Transfer Student (David B. Johnson and Cheryl Altmara); and (13) Transfer Trends in the Future of Higher Education (Michael T. Miller and Daniel P. Nadler). Appended are: (1) State Transfer and Articulation Websites; and (2) Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit (2001) from the following: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; American Council on Education; and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-293-9161; Fax: 202-872-8857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States