The Legitimacy of Admission Criteria in Predicting the Achievement of the Students in the Medical Colleges at the University of Hafr Al-Batin

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Lulah Alnaji


The purpose of this study is to show how the admission criteria can predict first-year college students’ performance. The study uses the data of the students’ high school GPA (HSGPA) and the scores of the Prerequirement standardized tests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(achievement test score (ACT) and aptitude score (APT)), and the data of the first-year college GPA for correlations analysis and inferential statistics. As far as we are aware, no study has been conducted or has been made publicly accessible regarding the validity of admission criteria of the medical colleges at the University of Hafr Batin. The Bayesian Information Criterion and the Akaike Information Criterion are applied as model selection criteria in order to select the best model. Actual data is used to establish the legitimacy of the admission criteria.

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