The November 2012 edition of Research & Practice examines the impact of Late Registration on Student Success.
At the Spring 2012 Faculty Professional Day, faculty raised the concern that Late Registration may negatively affect student success. A Faculty Inquiry Group was established to examine whether or not Late Registration does affect student success.
Only 5% of Fall 2010 and 7% of Fall 2011 seats were filled by those who registered late for class. For both years, Regular Registration seats had a 69% success, while Late Registration seats had a 59% success rate.
Less than 7% of students registered late for all classes, and nearly 50% persisted in both years, in contrast to the approximately 70% persistence rate for on-time registrants and students who registered for classes both on-time and late.
For students who registered late for all classes in Fall 2010, 44% had a GPA of less than 1.00 (compared to 21% of on-time registrants) and 33% had a GPA of 3.00 or higher (compared to 42%-46% of on-time registrants).
For students who registered late for all classes in Fall 2011, 41% of had GPA of Less than 1.00 (compared to 18%- 22% of on-time registrants) and 33% had a GPA 3.00 or higher (compared to 40%-45% of on-time registrants).
Although GPAs are lower for late-registering students, approximately half have Term GPAs of 2.00 or higher.
~ by Whitney Etter