From CDS definitions, they are certainly not this...
"First-time, first-year (freshman) student: A student attending any
institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. Includes
students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first
time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with
advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high
If they are coming from another school, this definition fits...
"Transfer student: A student entering the institution for the first
time but known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution
at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with
or without credit."
If they are starting a second degree at your institution, I would say
they are either continuing or, if they stopped out for a while and
need to re-apply, we would call them "readmits" - as distinct from
other new applicant types.
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 2:53 PM, Broderick, Mike <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all. Please excuse the cross-post. Would you classify a student working
> on a second bachelor's degree as a transfer student? Why or why not?
> Michael Broderick
> Director of Institutional Research
> Saint Joseph College
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