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ERIC Number: ED504982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 82
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
2008 Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing Their Post-Secondary Studies in British Columbia
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
This report presents the results of an analysis of admissions and transfer data from the 2008 British Columbia (BC) Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey (formerly the BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey). This province-wide survey contacted former students 9 to 20 months after they completed all, or a significant portion, of their programs of study. It addressed a number of issues related to their admissions and transfer experiences from BC's college, university college, and institute sector. With respect to admissions, the 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. 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 consult when transferring, whether respondents were able to transfer the credits they expected, and overall student satisfaction with their recent 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, including a different program in the same institution, are included in this report. Former students who left a BC university or private training institution are not included. 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. Three appendixes are included: (1) Relevant Questions from the BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes Survey; (2) About the BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes Survey Cohort; and (3) Glossary of Terms. (Contains 13 footnotes, 11 figures, and 33 tables.) [This report was prepared by BC Stats. For "2005 Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing their Studies in British Columbia," see ED504981.]
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: info@bccat.ca; Web site: http://www.bccat.ca
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