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ERIC Number: ED535136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Following the Ontario Transfer Student: From College to University Inception. Professional File. Number 31
Arnold, Christine Helen
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education
What sources and resources do college students utilize to assist them in the transfer process? What factors influence students' transfer decisions? What information do students possess about transfer and of what quality is the transfer information students receive? This investigation interviews students of two-year College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) and Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (ITAL) programs in the province of Ontario, Canada who identify intentions to transfer to university within their first semester in college. Grounding all analysis in Spence (1973), Akerlof (1970) and Stiglitz's (1990) work on asymmetric information, adverse selection and signaling, this study examines students' knowledge of transfer and their attainment of that knowledge. Policy recommendations for the further development of transfer assistance mechanisms and timing of implementation are provided. Research questions and interview questions are appended. (Contains 4 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada