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ERIC Number: ED540046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
A Rationale for Expanding Our Understanding of Student Mobility
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The Student Transitions Project (STP) has demonstrated that students are moving in multiple directions between institutions, not just in the traditional college to research university direction. Every institution plays a role as both a sending and receiving institution to varying degrees. However, little is known about the transfer behaviour of the bulk of these student movers because research universities are the only institutions that are currently able to identify traditional transfer students. If transfer information, including basis of admission and volume of credits transferred, was available on these students from every institution, then students, institutions, and the BC system would all benefit. A better understanding of these seemingly complex transfer patterns would facilitate better planning and policy decisions at all levels and would help to maintain and improve BC's excellent student transfer/mobility system. (Contains 1 figure.)
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada