For example, Stein (1984) proffered a questionable comparison of late registrant retention data from 1984 to on-time registrant data from 1973, 1976, and 1979.
It would seem reasonable to conclude that the frequency of late registration behavior is relatively low at around 10%; furthermore, most students do not continually enroll late (Mendiola-Perez, 2004).
Overall, a stable demographic profile of late registrants has not emerged because of significant variation in individual behavior, college cultures, and definitions of late registration.
101) caused some students to register late is supported by Maalouf s finding (2012) that more than one-third of late registrants were not aware classes were already in progress.
Researchers in five studies looked specifically at the effect of late enrollment into a class on the grade for that class.
Turning to the association of late registration with successful completion of all classes in a semester, about which there has been more research, results were again mixed, particularly if personal and academic factors were considered (Cornille, 2009; Zottos, 2005).
The evidence for the effect of late registration on student persistence into subsequent semesters is inconclusive, with negative associations reported in six studies (e.
Applying Cooper and Hedges' (2009) taxonomy for literature reviews, 32 studies of late registration were coded and collated.
The definitions of late registration in the studies varied considerably in relevance and clarity, raising the first substantive difficulty when comparing findings.
Although data were sparse, the frequency of occurrence of late registration is probably somewhere around 10%.
The only "overwhelming" conclusion was that colleges should investigate and selectively modify late registration policies and those policies and procedures that have the potential to improve the academic achievement of late registrants.
Conduct high-quality studies on the effect of the elimination of late registration on students and institutions.
Gauging the success of late registrants in community colleges.