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Miller, Thomas E.; Herreid, Charlene H. – College and University, 2009
This is the fifth in a series of articles describing an attrition prediction and intervention project at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. The project was originally presented in the 83(2) issue (Miller 2007). The statistical model for predicting attrition was described in the 83(3) issue (Miller and Herreid 2008). The methods and…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), College Students, Higher Education, Student Attrition
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Hossler, Don; Kalsbeek, David – College and University, 2009
The array of admissions models and the underlying, and sometimes conflicting goals people have for college admissions, create the dynamics and the tensions that define the contemporary context for enrollment management. The senior enrollment officer must ask, for example, how does an institution try to assure transparency, equality of access,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Testing, Enrollment Management, Affirmative Action
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Gayles, Jonathan – College and University, 2006
The Freshman Index, a combination of SAT score and high school grade point average, is the primary mechanism facilitating admissions decisions at Georgia State University. This article examines the relationships between these three admissions criteria and the graduating grade point averages of Asian, Black, and White six-year graduates.…
Descriptors: Graduates, Grade Point Average, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Sternberg, Robert J. – College and University, 2006
Is it possible simultaneously to enhance the academic quality of the student body and to increase its diversity? Assessments of creative and practical skills were given to college freshmen at thirteen varied institutions to supplement the SAT. Prediction of freshman-year GPA roughly doubled, and ethnic-group differences were substantially…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Success, Academic Achievement