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ERIC Number: ED561321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Secondary Pathways of Non-Graduates from B.C. Grade 12. Research Results from the Student Transitions Project
Beatty-Guenter, Patricia; Cowin, Bob
Student Transitions Project
The Student Transitions Project (STP) has focused its research since 2005 on the achievements of British Columbia (B.C.) grade 12 graduates who enrolled in post-secondary education. Some students who do not graduate from Grade 12 also enroll at post-secondary institutions in a variety of programs, but little has been reported on these non-graduates. To start filling the information gap, this newsletter examines the post-secondary enrollment and completion information that is available from the STP on British Columbia students who did not graduate from a public or private high school in B.C. The newsletter looks at what programs these students take at B.C. colleges, institutes, and universities when they reach post-secondary. Three educational pathways or enrollment patterns are described: (1) Upgrading programs such as Adult Basic Education or Developmental Education; (2) Post-secondary credit and other credential-bearing programs; and (3) Non core and contract (often non-credit) programs. Part 1 of this paper reveals three dominant patterns of post-secondary enrolments taken by the students who appear as non-graduates from B.C. Grade 12. Part 2 examines the credentials earned by such students. The data examined in this paper contributes to a sense that the B.C. post-secondary system does function as envisioned over a generation ago with respect to "second chance" pathways.
Student Transitions Project. Available from: Ministry of Advanced Education. PO Box 9154 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9H1. Tel: 250-387-3525; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education (British Columbia), Student Transitions Project
Identifiers - Location: Canada