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ERIC Number: ED505055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2008 Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing Their Post-Secondary Studies in British Columbia. Research Results
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The British Columbia (BC) post-secondary system is a geographically dispersed network of colleges, institutes, university colleges, and universities. The success of such a diverse system depends on students' ability to move easily through the system, accessing the institutions, programs of study, and courses that they need and, where appropriate, transferring credits for their work. The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) facilitates the movement of students among BC post-secondary institutions by coordinating an efficient system for transferring course credits. In order to learn more about the experiences of students who changed institutions, BCCAT commissioned an analysis of relevant questions from a provincial survey of former students conducted in 2008, the BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Outcomes (DACSO) Survey. Approximately 6,800 former students who left a BC college, university college, or institute program to continue their studies in another program at the same or at another BC public institution provided information on their admissions and transfer experiences. The former students were interviewed by telephone 9 to 20 months after they left their programs of study. The information presented herein includes a comparison of results with similar studies conducted in 2002 and 2005. Recommendations for institutions and BCCAT conclude the report. (Contains 5 figures and 4 endnotes.)
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: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer; BC Stats
Identifiers - Location: Canada