– Academic Adjustment was predicted by father’s highest level of education, interaction with faculty at the community college and university, and perception as a transfer student at the university.
– The cumulative grade point average (GPA), was predicted by the highest level of education of the father, associate degree obtained at the community college, community college transfer GPA, general courses from the community college, transfer credit hours, and university course learning.
– The findings demonstrate that the more that students visit and approach instructors after class, discuss career plans, and ask advice about class projects at both the community college and university, the more likely they are to adjust better academically in a university.
– Overall, the findings indicate that community colleges and 4-year institutions should encourage students to be connecting more in class and after class- not only with their peers, but also with faculty.
– Findings also suggest that students should become more involved academically and socially to enhance their academic and social adjustment at a 4-year institution.