Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.

How Students Experience and Perceive Transferring Earned Credit

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In this paper, the authors highlight a study by AACRAO and The American Council on Education (ACE) on students’ perceptions about how transfer credit was applied towards academic programs of study.

In this paper, the authors highlight a recent study by AACRAO and The American Council on Education (ACE) on students’ perceptions about how transfer credit was applied towards their academic program of study and the potential accumulation of excess credits at graduation. The study sheds light on transfer students’ opinions about the application and award of their transfer credit, including credit loss, the information that helped or hindered their decision-making in the transfer process, the barriers and enablers to their successful transfer of credit, and how they felt about the credits that did not transfer.