MA Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
Committee Member 1
Admission Counselors, Admission Criteria, Admission Officers, College Admissions, Guidance Counselors, High School Guidance
Universities and colleges--New Jersey--Admission
During these changing times in higher education, admission criteria for being accepted into a four-year institution for higher education continues to evolve. This study discovered the attitudes that guidance counselors and admission officers, from public schools throughout New Jersey, had about these criteria, and what they believed is most important for current students applying to college. Two surveys were developed and distributed via email to guidance counselors of public high schools throughout New Jersey, as well as admission officers of public four-year institutions throughout New Jersey. Results suggest that quantitative admission criteria, SAT and ACT scores and HSGPA, are the most important, and also course load and transcript. Further research should look to discover the reasoning behind why each of these are so important, as well as looking to discover how important these admission criteria are to students currently applying to college.
Tessler, Amanda Rachel, "Making college admission count: the importance of admission criteria in the current undergraduate admission process" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2574.