Registration Delay and Student Achievement

Jason Elliot Siefken

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Tracking the difference between the time a first-year student is allowed to register for a course and the time he or she does register for a course (a student’s registration delay), we notice a negative correlation between registration delay and final grade in a course. The difference between a student who registers within the first two minutes they are allowed to and one who waits three weeks to register is approximately a full GPA point (on a 9 point scale). Registration delay may be a useful factor in helping to identify at-risk students, and should be taken into account as a confounding variable when doing educational studies on multi-section courses.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20754
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


Dive into the research topics of 'Registration Delay and Student Achievement'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this