Same as Alice. Not counting conditional accepts would be a way for a college to have its cake and eat it too.

 

Mike

 

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Michael Broderick

Director of Institutional Research

Saint Joseph College

West Hartford, CT

860.231.5430

 

From: Simpkins, Alice [mailto:ASimpkins@paine.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:30 AM
To: Common Data Set
Subject: RE:[cds] Cohort Counts

 

I count all students who are categorized as "first-time freshmen" in the Admission's Module who entered in the fall or in the previous summer and returned in the fall.  I have never seen anything in the definition for IPEDS that says to exclude them.

 

Alice

 

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Alice M. Simpkins

Director of Institutional Research

Paine College

1235 Fifteenth Street

Augusta, GA 30901-3182

Off: 706-396-8111

Fax: 706-396-8153

asimpkins@paine.edu


From: Reaves, Kenneth [kreaves@flsouthern.edu]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:45 PM
To: Common Data Set
Subject: [cds] Cohort Counts

From time to time I get asked the following question:

 

Who do we have to include in our first-time in college cohort for IPEDS and the CDS?  In reply, I answer, “all degree seeking students who have not attended college since graduating from high school.”  I answer this way because it is simpler.  Granted, this includes students earning AP, CLEP, Dantes, IB or dual enrolled credit in HS.  I also included students enrolling the summer prior to the fall. 

 

That’s the easy part of the question.  The “sticking point” seems to be colleges who have “conditional admits” who are there for a semester to see if they can come up to institutions admission standards.  How do you handle such students?  Do you count them, or do you wait till they move from conditional admits to regular admits?

 

Thank you,

Ken

 

Ken Reaves

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.

Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone: 863-680-3007

Fax: 863-680-3008

kreaves@flsouthern.edu

 

 

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