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ERIC Number: EJ783950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Beyond Admission: Understanding Pre-College Variables and the Success of At-Risk Students
Mattson, Christopher Erik
Journal of College Admission, n196 p8-13 Sum 2007
This study examined pre-college variables from an admission-office perspective and the ability of these variables to predict college grade point average (GPA) for students specially admitted into an academic support program for at-risk students. The research was conducted at a private, highly-selective, research university in the southwest United States. The primary determining factors for this special admission program are lower-than-average high school GPA and/or standardized test scores. Pre-college variables that most significantly predicted college GPA were high school GPA, gender of student, and leadership experience prior to applying. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores failed to predict success as measured by college GPA. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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