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Relative Academic Performance of College Transfer Students at the University of Calgary
Bernard S. Sheehan and Margaret Reti
Research in Higher Education
Vol. 2, No. 4 (1974), pp. 391-405
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40194956
Page Count: 15
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This paper compares academic achievement of The University of Calgary undergraduate population with that of transfer students from Alberta community colleges for the four academic years 1968-1972. The comparison is made using four measures: percentage distributions of student grade point averages, percentage distributions of grades, course grade point averages, and withdrawals. The measures were taken along several dimensions, including faculty of student registration, year of student academic program, and academic discipline and level of courses taken. Transferring students do not succeed academically as well as the total university student population. For example, in 1971/72 the average grade points achieved in all courses was 2.49, while the college transfer student subset achieved only 2.33. The corresponding figures for 1970/71 were 2.45 versus 2.24; for 1969/70, 2.41 versus 2.23; and for 1968/69, 2.38 versus 2.16.
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