Date of Award
Master of Science
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Frankie S Laanan
The purpose of this study was to examine the background characteristics and experiences of participants and non-participants of Iowa State University's Admissions Partnership Program. The Laanan Transfer Student Questionnaire was used to collect data concerning the background characteristics as well as the community college and university experiences of the community college transfer students. A hypothetical conceptual framework based on Laanan, Egggleston, and Starobin's (2010) concept of transfer capital was utilized to examine community college transfer students. Selected variables of background characteristics, community college experiences, and university experiences were utilized for the hypothesized conceptual framework. An examination of the selected variables indicated admissions partnership programs have a positive impact on the social adjustment of community college transfer students. The results of this study support previous literature regarding the importance of advising and community college transfer students receiving information prior to transfer.
Kevin J. White
White, Kevin J., "Hitting the Ground Running: The Social Transition of Community College Transfer Students in an Admissions Partnership Program" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12513.