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ERIC Number: ED566494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-6110-6
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The Impact That Change in the Registration Calendar Has on Student Outcomes, and the Reduction of Late Registration
Fobbs, Timothy J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
Students who register for classes late have always been a challenge for community colleges. The student who registers late creates a burden on the enrollment staff, and they create academic achievement challenges for themselves as well. Late class registration has been linked to lower overall GPA's, and to overall lower academic performance. This quantitative study with a causal-comparative research design examined existing registration data to see if the number of students that register late was reduced by increasing the registration period from 60 days to 120 days. The purpose was also to see if by reducing number of late registrants, that the overall student GPA's were higher. The population for this study was for-credit degree seeking students at the four campuses of a Virginia community college. The sample in this study consisted consist of degree seeking students, and contained data showing the number of students who registered late, and their GPA's in the fall of 2012, as compared to those who registered late, and their GPA's in the spring of 2015.The raw data was obtained from the college's department of Institutional Effectiveness, located within the college. This study used the statistical technique of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Chi-Square, and Discriminant Analysis and found that there was no connection between an increased registration time, and the reduction of late registrations. As with previous studies, males and especially Black males showed the highest incidence of late registration, and should be the subject of directed interventions. It was however found that GPA's increased by 9.2% within the longer registration period. It was recommended that the 120 day calendar be continued in order to give access to more students, and to perhaps increase revenue, and to see if the 9.2% increase in GPA's continues. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia