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A Look at Part-Time Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends, Admission Requirements, and Characteristics of Those Taking the SAT SAT

Courtney, Rosalea G.; Grandy, Jerilee E.
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RR-83-35, CBR-84-04
ETS Research Report
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College Board, Admission Criteria, College Attendance, College Students, Enrollment Trends, High School Students, Part Time Students, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Student Characteristics


The number of undergraduates studying part-time in four-year colleges and universities has been steadily increasing over the past decade. The purpose of this project was to identify basic characteristics of Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) candidates planning to study part time, to examine the trends in part-time enrollment in colleges requiring the SAT, to investigate the policies of those colleges regarding admissions requirements for part-time students, and to determine whether those colleges are concerned about the validity of the SAT for part-time students. (18pp.)

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