ERIC Number: EJ745909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 8
An Analysis of One College's Admission Option for Underprepared Freshmen
Legutko, Robert S.
College and University, v81 n4 p73-78 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine the success of an alternate admission option for academically underprepared students. This study compared relevant enrollment, academic, and graduation data at various critical points in the academic careers of alternate admission option students with data from students who entered the college through regular admission. The need for this study was to evaluate the success of the alternate admission option for the purposes of its continuance, modification, and/or termination. If admitting underprepared students under the auspices of an alternate admission option was not meeting the needs of these students, its continuance might be viewed as an unnecessary exercise in futility for all parties concerned. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Program Effectiveness, College Freshmen, College Preparation, School Holding Power, Grade Point Average, Graduation Rate, Questionnaires, High Risk Students, Remedial Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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