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ERIC Number: ED540047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
2011 Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing the Studies in British Columbia
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
This report presents the results of an analysis of admissions and transfer data from the 2011 BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey (formerly the BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey). This province-wide survey contacted former students 9 to 20 months after they completed all, or a significant portion, of their programs of study. It addressed a number of issues related to their admissions and transfer experiences from BC's college, teaching-intensive university, and institute sector. This report is similar to a report released by the Council in 2008, titled "2008 Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing their Studies in British Columbia" and the Council's 2005 and 2002 version of the same report. This current report contains updated information from the 2011 cohort and comparisons with previous surveys. With respect to admissions, this report explores the direction and magnitude of student flows between institutions in the BC public post-secondary system. It also explores the extent to which students are able to access the institutions, programs, and courses of their choice. On the transfer side, this report profiles students who expected to transfer credits between institutions and identifies where in the system the majority of students who did not realize their transfer expectations are concentrated. For the first time, the report takes an in-depth look at responses to a special series of questions that focus on respondents who were dissatisfied with their overall transfer experience. The goal is to learn more about why they were dissatisfied and how their transfer experience might have been improved. The survey results show that the admissions and transfer system in BC is working very well for students who continue their studies after having studied in the BC college, teaching-intensive university, and institute sector. Since 2002, there has been steady growth in the proportion of students continuing their studies at the same institution, as opposed to transferring to a different institution. Appended are: (1) Relevant Questions from the BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate of Student Outcomes Survey; (2) About the BC Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes Survey Cohort; and (3) Glossary of Terms. (Contains 32 tables, 16 figures, and 11 footnotes.) [Contributing authors are Devron Gaber and Jean Karlinski.]
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: info@bccat.ca; Web site: http://www.bccat.ca
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada