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Stehr, B. W.||Maxwell, Lyle

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

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Department of Business Education


Business education--Study and teaching; Universities and colleges--Admission


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the college acceptability of high school graduates who had taken business courses in their high school programs and the views taken by directors of admissions and registrars in mid-west collages and universities in accepting these graduates for college admission. Method and Sources: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin were the eight states surveyed. The names and addresses of all public and private four-year colleges offering bachelor's degrees in these states were obtained from Lovejoy's 1961 College Guide. Of the total of 227 questionnaires mailed to qualifying institutions, 210, or 92.1 per cent, were returned. Summary of Findings: The findings revealed that the largest percentage of institutions required the prospective applicant to have at least 12 units in the academic subjects before he would be considered for admission to a college. The majority of the schools queried also required that the student be in at least the upper one half of his class and maintain a "C" or better grade average if he wished admittance. There was an indication that an excess of business courses in high school would, to some extent, impede the applicant from attending the college of his choice, but that one or two units in business subjects would not seriously affect college entrance as long as academic requirements were met. Most schools would not allow a make-up of deficiencies in the minimum required units and the only course substitution acceptable was consumer economics for the regular economics course. It was recommended that typewriting not be made a college entrance requirement. It was evident that most schools required the applicant take an entrance examination before admittance; the most frequently administered being the College Boards.


Includes bibliographical references.


viii, 89 pages




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