Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

George J. Mouly


In all realms of human activity individuals differ in their performance. This is markedly evident in the scholastic achievement of college students. Since the early 1900's there has been much research in an effort to predict the probably success of students in college. Much of the research on prediction has been conducted on a specific college basis, and, as such, cannot validly be applied to other college situations. Each college must carry out its own experiment using its own resources and set up a prediction equation which applies to its particular environment. The differences in curricula, the diverse abilities of freshmen, varying teaching methods and standards of achievement make it impossible to arrive at an equation that will predict the scholastic success of all freshmen in any or all colleges.