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Symbols Used for Evaluations for Student Recruitment and Retention-Graduation Programs

Templates for program evaluations have a number of symbols in them. On the templates, you do not need to fill in any cells under any symbols below that are in italics. They will be filled in automatically by the spreadsheet.

It is recommended that you print out this list prior to filling out the templates.

Recruitment Template

# Total - total number of students in a defined group

# Applied - total number of students in a defined group who apply to Penn State

# Offered - total number of students in a defined group who are offered admission to Penn State

# Enrolled - total number of students in a defined group who accept their admission offer and enroll at Penn State

% Applied - percentage of students in a defined group who apply to Penn State

% Offered - percentage of students in a defined group who are offered admission to Penn State

% Enrolled - percentage of students in a defined group who accept their admission offer and enroll at Penn State

#DIV/0! - symbol that Excel inserts into a cell when certain formulas are in the cell.

 

Retention-Graduation Programs Templates (both the Retention-Graduation Template and the GPA Template)

# Total - total number of students in a defined group

# Retained/Graduated - total number of students in a defined group who are retained or who graduate from Penn State (provide either retention or graduation data depending on the specific data indicated in each row of the spreadsheet)

% Retained/Graduated - percentage of students in a defined group who are retained or who graduate from Penn State

# Total - total number of students in a defined group

# CGPA>= - number of students in a defined group whose cumulative grade point average is greater than or equal to

% CGPA>= - percentage of students in a defined group whose cumulative grade point average is greater than or equal to

Avg CGPA - average cumulative grade point average of students in a defined group

#DIV/0! - symbol that Excel inserts into a cell when certain formulas are in the cell.