FW: 2/21/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
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for Monday, February 21.
MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the current issue of
the "Journal of College Student Retention:
Research, Theory & Practice":
Why late admissions are bad for colleges and students
Allowing students to enroll in college just before classes
begin, or even after, could be harmful to the students and the
institution, says Dana Freer-Weiss, a former official at
Northern Kentucky University who is now seeking her teacher
certificate on that campus.
In her study of new students at an unidentified community
college, she found that students who applied late had a higher
rate of attrition than students who applied earlier.
"Institutions that allow late admission," she says, "may be
doing a disservice to these students who have not adequately
prepared for college life and who, as a result, become attrition
Late admissions also put a strain on colleges' resources, she
says. Administrators have a hard time predicting how many
courses late-admission students will fill and which special
services they will use. Often, she says, students who enroll
late need remedial courses, and finding the most qualified
instructors for them is challenging. "But it is absolutely
necessary to select the right instructors if these high-risk
students are to succeed," she says.
It is to everyone's advantage, she says, if students prepare
further before seeking college admission.
"If we can better understand the late applicants," she writes,
"we may be able to develop programs to encourage them to start
the transition to college sooner and better meet their needs
once they do arrive."
The article, "Community College Freshmen: Last In, First Out?,"
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