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ERIC Number: EJ1049694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Deciding to Transfer: A Study of College to University Choice
Lang, Daniel; Lopes, Valerie
College Quarterly, v17 n3 Sum 2014
This study surveyed and subsequently interviewed over 200 hundred college students who indicated an interest in transferring to university. Students were tracked until they left their colleges, whether or not they transferred. The objective was to learn when, why, and how students finally decide to transfer or not. Information from the study will inform decisions about: the most and least effective forms of transfer articulation, the timing and sources of student counseling, the advisability of transfer before or after completion of college studies, and about the differential effects of different categories of transfer "pathways," and of different college models, for example "university centres" and "concurrent colleges." The study concludes that the articulation that students "see" is not always the articulation that planners and policy-makers "see" for them, that the "concurrent college" model performed the best and that the "traditional college" performed the worst, that availability of pathways generally promotes transfer, and that program switching or "internal transfer" prior to transfer to university is very frequent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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