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ERIC Number: ED540033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the BC Transfer Experience: Feedback from Students. Research Results
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer is always seeking ways to improve the transfer system for the benefit of students. Doing so is often informed by research in one form or another. Questions were added to the 2011 Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) survey to help us gain a better understanding of why some students were dissatisfied with their overall transfer experience. The good news is that only 193 (8%) of the 2,361 students who expected to transfer credits within the BC public post-secondary system reported being dissatisfied, which is consistent with the small number of respondents reporting dissatisfaction in former years. The 2011 research shows that the BC credit transfer system continues to work well for the large majority of students who use it. For the small number of students reporting dissatisfaction, the findings shed light on the nature of students' experiences and what would have improved them. This document provides the highlights of a more detailed BCCAT report. The focus of this document is on the results of a new set of questions asked in 2011, which allowed BCCAT to hear directly from students who were dissatisfied with their transfer experience and to gather their input regarding how the transfer system can be improved. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [For related report, "Improving the BC Transfer Experience: Feedback from Students," see ED540043.]
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 - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada