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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test whether application date affects the probability that an entering UConn honors freshman will graduate with Honors.
Design/methodology/approach – Utilizing 1998-2007 Honors and Office of Institutional Research data, the effect of application date is examined using an Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) model in Microsoft Excel.
Findings – Results from and OLS model controlling for measures of academic ability and ambition suggest that applying between October and January increases an incoming honors freshman’s honors graduation probability by approximately 30 percentage points each. Application date is significant for Nurses, Engineers who took the new SAT exam, , Males who took the new SAT, all students earning a BA, and students earning BS or BSE (holding academic school constant).
Winsor, Mallika M., "Does the Early Bird Really Catch the Worm?: An Economic Analysis of Application Factors for Honors Students at the University of Connecticut" (2013). Honors Scholar Theses. 289.