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ERIC Number: ED517303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Credits to Graduation: A Comparison of Transfer Graduates and Secondary School Graduates at BC Research Universities. Research Results
Pendleton, Sham
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
This study examines the number of credits earned at graduation for two groups: those who graduated with a baccalaureate degree and who were admitted as transfer students and those admitted as secondary school students to one of the four BC research universities [Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia, Vancouver (UBC), University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and University of Victoria (UVic)]. It investigates (a) if transfer students are being awarded sufficient credit for their transfer courses, (b) if they are graduating with the same number of total credits (transferred and earned at the university) as those admitted on the basis of secondary school and (c) whether or not the transfer route is systemically placing transfer students at a disadvantage. The most significant finding in this study is that the transfer route does not seem to disadvantage transfer students and in fact transfer students are able to graduate with approximately the same number of credits as secondary school students, accounting for both total credits awarded at sending institutions as well as credits completed at receiving institutions. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada