ERIC Number: EJ1046993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Transfer Credit Evaluations: How They are Produced, Why It Matters, and How to Serve Students Better
Ott, Alexander P.; Cooper, Bruce S.
College and University, v89 n4 p14-25 2014
Research has found that approximately one-third of undergraduates transfer from one college to another and that transferring is becoming increasingly common. In this study, the authors focus on the transfer credit process, researching how academic credit is evaluated and when in the enrollment process students receive a degree-specific transfer credit evaluation. The authors undertake a comparative case study of six private, non-profit, four-year colleges in New York State--three that provide "early" transfer credit evaluations (those given prior to the student' required enrollment deposit) and three that provide "late" transfer credit evaluations (those given only after the required enrollment deposit). The authors encourage institutions to provide all admitted transfer students a degree-specific transfer credit evaluation prior to requiring their enrollment deposit; such information is essential for transfer students to make an informed enrollment decision.
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, College Credits, Prior Learning, Enrollment Management, College Transfer Students, Student Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Effective Schools Research, Predictor Variables, Interviews, Content Analysis, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research, Administrative Organization, Delivery Systems, Technology Integration, Articulation (Education), Staff Role, Collegiality, Institutional Characteristics, Operations Research, Achievement Rating
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York