When Are Grades No Longer Valid? A Look at the Effect of Time on the Usefulness of Previous Grades

Overview

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the age of grades will affect their ability to predict future performance. For admissions, this information is critical in determining how other criteria fit into the decision process. Although this is particularly important for postgraduate business programs that have a work experience requirement, the findings would apply to any type of program that accepts applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and uses previous grades as an important admission component.

Research Report: RR-09-05
Release Date: February 2009