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Ragothaman, Srinivasan; Carpenter, Jon; Davies, Thomas – College Student Journal, 2009
The quality of a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program, similar to other undergraduate and graduate programs in business and other disciplines, is typically directly related to the quality of its students. While there is a considerable published scholarly work on MBA student performance, there is very little research to predict student…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Admission Criteria
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Walker, Gabriela – College Student Journal, 2008
A quantitative analysis of the admissions requirements guidelines of the education doctoral programs at the top 20 American universities was conducted. An Internet search was used to obtain information on top-ranked world and U.S. universities. Admission requirements typically include, at minimum, an application fee (mean 55.5 USD), previous…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Universities, Doctoral Programs, Admission Criteria
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Glass, Laura A.; Clause, Christopher B.; Kreiner, David S. – College Student Journal, 2007
We examined test-expectancy as it applies to fill-in-the-blank tests. We randomly assigned 60 college students to take a fill-in-the-blank vocabulary test in one of three conditions. Two groups took the test with a word bank available; we told one group but not the other that they would have a word bank. The third group took the test with no word…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, College Students, Tests, Expectation
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Mupinga, Emily E.; Mupinga, Davison M. – College Student Journal, 2005
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an aptitude test, thought to reflect intelligence or the capacity to learn (Larsen & Buss, 2003). It is a standardized admission exam designed to predict performance in graduate school through verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning questions. The GRE Board encourages graduate schools,…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Aptitude Tests, Graduate Students, Graduate Study