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ERIC Number: ED562810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Qualities and Academic Experiences: Predictors of Academic Success. Research Summary. RS-02
College Entrance Examination Board
A study of the relationship of preadmission characteristics of students was conducted across nine colleges with over 25,000 applicants and 4,800 admitted students. Among the findings are: ratings by college staff were influential in admission decisions, but students so identified were not likely to achieve higher grades or persist into sophomore year at a rate higher than would be predicted by high school grades and test scores; at the most selective institutions, various personal qualities played an important role in selection, whereas colleges rejecting fewer applicants relied less on these qualities; and minority status, college affiliation (e.g., alumni), and ratings by admission staff were more highly related to admission decisions than other sources of data on personal qualities.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)