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ERIC Number: ED509391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Special Report on the Transfer Admission Process
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Each Spring, much media attention is focused on the college admission process for first-year students, with particular emphasis on acceptance rates and factors that colleges consider when choosing among applicants. However, less attention is focused on the transfer admission process, which affects approximately one-third of students beginning at either a four- or two-year institution during the course of their postsecondary careers. In the Fall of 2006, NACAC included a supplement on its annual Admission Trends survey to learn more about how colleges evaluate candidates in the transfer admission process, as well as acceptance and yield rates for transfer applicants. These survey data, which were collected in partnership with a dissertation project at Michigan State University, provide a baseline snapshot of the transfer admission process. These baseline data will inform NACAC's future research to monitor trends in transfer admission. (Contains 8 footnotes and 6 tables.)
National Association for College Admission Counseling. 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. Tel: 800-822-6285; Tel: 703-836-2222; Fax: 703-836-8015; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Identifiers - Location: Michigan