College-university transfer may be a powerful tool for creating equity in access: report

May 8, 2017

A new report co-produced by Seneca College and Academica Group has found that college-university transfer pathways can serve as a key tool in reducing inequities in university participation rates. The report analyzed UCASTM data from over 125,000 Ontario college and university applicants, along with data collected from follow-up surveys, to find that college-university transfer students were more likely to come from underrepresented groups than non-transfer students. These transfer students were also more likely to participate in classroom discussion and engage in student–faculty interactions such as discussing assignments/grades, ideas, and career plans. However, the report also found that schools need to do more to support both the admissions process and the university transition experience for college-university transfer students. Report