June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Electrical and Computer
A weighted average score is used as admissions criterion for undergraduate electrical engineering students. The score comprises calculus, physics and chemistry grades, overall student GPA and a rating of the student’s personal statement. This paper presents statistical data to show how well student success in electrical engineering is correlated with admissions criteria. Results of regression analysis show that there is positive correlation between sophomore-level electrical engineering course grades and weighted average admission scores. The results also show that calculus grades are strong predictors, while overall student GPAs are weak predictors, of electrical engineering course GPA. The paper sheds light on the results of the study and makes recommendations for improvement in admissions.
Aintablian, H. O., & Ghirmai, T. (2017, June), Correlation of Admission Data to Undergraduate Student Success in Electrical Engineering Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28077
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