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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2019
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO) examined eight areas of research interest to our members in 2018. They had enough longitudinal data to make comparisons of 2018 data to years past. For example, they repeated the registrar's career profile report and learned there will be a large number of…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Admissions Officers, Educational Research, Information Management
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Johnson, Andrew – College and University, 2019
North Carolina has become the first state to require all students to prove their residency status through a thirdparty process when applying for college and financial assistance. NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) has taken the responsibilities from individual institutions to determine whether a student's residency status is in state or out…
Descriptors: Residence Requirements, College Applicants, High School Students, Rural Schools
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Iloh, Constance – College and University, 2019
The decisions to go to college and where are life-altering. Accordingly, college choice theory has been a necessary framework for understanding access and destinations in postsecondary education. The author argues for the need to depart from framing college-going around "choice" and puts forth a timely and context-driven alternative to…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, College Bound Students, Access to Education
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Handel, Stephen J. – College and University, 2017
Community college transfer--rooted in the notion that any individual, regardless of background or academic preparation, could enroll at an open access college, transfer to a four-year institution, and earn a bachelor's degree--is the most transformative educational experiment of the century. Even for a nation that prides itself on second chances,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Access to Information
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Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Holmes, Melissa – College and University, 2017
As postsecondary credentials become even more essential to bridge education programs and career pathways, it is critical to reevaluate expectations regarding the transition from high school to college. More specifically, it must be determined how best to support students in marginalized populations that historically have been less likely to attend…
Descriptors: Credentials, Transitional Programs, Higher Education, High School Students
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Bethea, Kathryn A. – College and University, 2016
Studies have found that there is a college access gap for students of color in P-16 education. I utilize Perna's (2006) integrated college access model in exploring college admission's knowledge of college preparation in education. The present study uses qualitative questionnaires to measure diversity college admission professionals' (DCAPs)…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Admission, Minority Group Students, Questionnaires
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Fortin, Shelley J. – College and University, 2016
With more and more students making community college the starting point of their postsecondary education, there is potential in the pipeline; tapping into it promises great rewards. Transfer has long been integral to the community college mission, but navigating the path to the four-year degree continues to be a challenge. Transfer students have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Transfer Students, Transfer Programs
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Tucciarone, Kristy – College and University, 2016
This study investigates how universities can increase the effectiveness of the search process by featuring in their advertisements expert and celebrity endorsers who attended the institution. How can universities gain the attention of prospective students using the star power of experts and celebrities? Experts and celebrities promoting a…
Descriptors: Reputation, Advertising, Student Recruitment, High School Students
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Shaw, Stuart D.; Werno, Magda A. – College and University, 2016
This case study sought to gain a better understanding of the impact of the Cambridge Acceleration Program on students' transition from high school to college at one American university. The findings from an online questionnaire indicate that many participants develop a range of skills that are perceived as important in the context of university…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Acceleration (Education), High School Students, College Students
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Bista, Krishna; Dagley, Amy – College and University, 2015
This paper examines how international students obtain information about college in the United States when they are in their home countries. The findings reveal that the majority of students visit university websites to obtain information regarding various programs. Students also receive scholarships and/or assistantships from the university,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Decision Making, Trend Analysis, Foreign Students
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Shaw, Stuart; Warren, Jayne; Gill, Tim – College and University, 2014
This article focuses on the research being conducted by Cambridge International Examinations (Cambridge) to ensure that its international assessments prepare students as well as other acceleration programs for continued study in U.S. colleges and universities. The study, which builds on previous freshman GPA data modeling work using data supplied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Program Evaluation, College Students
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Jacob, Stacy A. – College and University, 2011
In 1976 and again in 1995, several brave women chose to enroll at--and thereby to "gender integrate"--America's military colleges. In 1976, women were admitted to the Department of Defense (DOD) service academies after an Act of Congress changed a law so as to allow for their matriculation. Beginning in 1995, women were admitted to state-supported…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Schools, Military Training, Military Personnel
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Sadler, Philip M.; Tai, Robert H. – College and University, 2007
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the feasibility of accounting for student performance in advanced high school coursework through the adjustment of high school grade point average (HSGPA) while separating out variables that are independently considered in the admission process, e.g., SAT/ACT scores, community affluence, type of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Predictor Variables
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Reindl, Travis – College and University, 2006
The efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's human capital pipeline has become a prime area of focus in the policy arena, spurred on by international data that show the U.S. lagging in high school and college completion. For policymakers, education leaders, and even students and parents, it is becoming increasingly clear that the transition…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education