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ERIC Number: ED504981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2005 Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing Their Studies in British Columbia: Findings from the BC College & Institute Student Outcomes Survey
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
This report presents the results of an analysis of admissions and transfer data from the 2005 British Columbia (BC) College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey. A number of issues related to the admissions and transfer experiences of former students from BC's college, university college, and institute sector are addressed from the student perspective. With respect to admissions, this report explores the direction and magnitude of student flows between institutions in the BC public post-secondary system. It also explores the extent to which students are able to access the institutions, programs, and courses of their choice. Additional information is provided about the application experiences of former students who wanted to continue their studies, but had not done so at the time of the interview. This information is valuable because it brings together information not contained in institutional administrative systems and aids in the understanding of patterns of behaviour and students' experiences. On the transfer side, the report profiles students who expected to transfer credits between institutions and identifies where in the system the majority of students who did not realize their transfer expectations are concentrated. It also assesses various sources of information that students use to transfer, whether respondents were able to transfer the credits they expected, and overall student satisfaction with their transfer experience. The study population consists of students who participated in an Applied or Arts and Sciences program in BC's public college, university college, and institute sector. The report draws chiefly on the results of a set of questions that were addressed specifically to those respondents who indicated they had pursued further studies after leaving their original program. Students who transferred from the college, university college, and institute sector in BC to any type of further studies are included in this report, but not former students who left a BC university or private training institution. This report provides direction to the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer, suggesting where it could concentrate its efforts to further improve the transfer system. Four appendixes are included: (1) BC College and Institute Students Outcomes (CISO) Survey Instrument; (2) About the BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey Cohort; (3) Recommendations for Changes to the BC CISO Questionnaire; and (4) Glossary of Terms. (Contains 8 footnotes, 10 figures, and 26 tables) [This report was prepared by BC Stats in collaboration with and funded by the British Columbia Council on Admissions & Transfer. Data were provided by the BC Outcomes Working Group, with funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and participating institutions.
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6 Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada