Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Late course registration as a predictor of student persistence and academic achievement in a gatekeeper course
by Hallawell, Jo Ann, Ph.D., Capella University, 2015, 139; 3687294
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between when a community college student registers for a gatekeeper course and his/her persistence to course completion and academic achievement. This study sought to determine if a community college student's late course registration date for a gatekeeper course is a reliable predictor of his/her persistence to course completion and academic achievement. This study also analyzed if there was a statistically significant difference in community college students' persistence and level of academic success in a traditional course compared to a non-traditional course when they were late course registrants. This study also examined students' characteristics of gender, age and enrollment status to determine if those variables correlated to students' course persistence, course completion and academic achievement, when those students registered early or late, and by their selection of course delivery method (traditional or non-traditional). Findings from this study indicate there is a correlation between when students register for a course and their course persistence, course completion and academic achievement in that course. In this study, course delivery method was also found to be a factor related to students' course persistence, course completion and academic achievement when correlated to students' date of course registration.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Myers, Carmen
Commitee: Giraud, Gerald, Keener, Barbara
School: Capella University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Community college education, Educational psychology, Secondary education
Keywords: Academic achievement, Course persistence, Date of course registration, Enrollment date, Gatekeeper course, Registration date
Publication Number: 3687294
ISBN: 9781321648126
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