Transfer and the Dilemma of Our Students: A Call to Action

  • Roberta S. Matthews LaGuardia Community College
  • Gail Mellow Rockland Community College
Keywords: Transfer Rates


Look at how many of the students who graduated from your college or university in 1995 completed all of their coursework at your institution. The results may surprise you. Anywhere from 10 to 90 percent of the students of any graduating class have had educational experiences as matriculated students at other institutions, experiences that often comprise a significant part of their academic coursework. The time has come to redefine "new student" so that it encompasses rather than excludes the many variations embedded in the term.