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COSTA, Oberdan Santos da  and  GOUVEIA, Luis Borges. Higher distance education: predictive factors for predatory admission to students. Rev. Educ. Questão [online]. 2019, vol.57, n.51, e-15671.  Epub Sep 13, 2019. ISSN 1981-1802.

Based on previous studies in the area of non-traditional adult student’s dropout, the present study aims to identify and understand the predictive factors of voluntary dropout of pre-admission student’s factors for distance learning institutions such as sex, age, ethnicity, marital status, among others. To conduct the present research, an exploratory approach is adopted, involving the collection of thesis, dissertation and scientific articles both from national and international sources. The results of this study revealed that pre-admission prevention dropout factors, including age, gender, previous education, Grade Point Average GPA, distance completed course numbers, and time management skills are significant for preventing student´s adults dropout, and provide information for the development of early interventions. It also can provide useful support to researchers and scholars in choosing the focus and purpose of their studies.

Keywords : Distance education; Predictors; Dropout; Factors; Admission.

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