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2018 Transfer Honor Roll to Highlight Best Colleges for Transfer Students

2018 Transfer Honor Roll to Highlight Best Colleges for Transfer Students

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll. This designation recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities for transfer pathway development.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. CT on December 1. This national recognition program is open to all regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.

“We know that community college students face significant barriers as they begin the transfer process, so we are proud to honor the colleges and universities breaking down these barriers and meeting the unique needs of transfer students.” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO. “With this designation, we hope to connect students with institutions that value their individual transfer experience and prioritize their success.”

There are five areas of evaluation, as determined by research regarding support for community college transfer students:

1. Institutional Partnerships and Community College Collaboration
2. Pre-Transfer Institutional Support: Outreach, Admissions and Access
3. Post-Transfer Student Engagement and Support
4. Community College Data Tracking and Institutional Priorities
5. Transfer Innovations

“Phi Theta Kappans bring a wealth of leadership, involvement and commitment to college campuses,” said Neal Richardson, Associate Director of Admissions at Georgia Southern University, a 2017 honoree. “They will not just be numbers; they will be leaders and impact campus both in and out of the classroom.” 

Winners will be notified in January 2018 and will receive the following:

  • A Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Award Press Kit
  • National recognition through various media channels
  • Use of the official Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Seal for marketing and promotion
  • Inclusion and recognition as a 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Partner in Excellence
  • Phi Theta Kappa website, press release and social media acknowledgement
  • Commemorative award and certificate of recognition

“Recruiting high-achieving transfer students is an important goal for our institution, and Phi Theta Kappa transfer students are a highly motivated, engaged, and diverse population,” said Dr. Nicole Kontak, Senior Director, Transfer Curriculum and Transfer Student Center for the University of Arizona, a 2017 honoree. “The designation, which we proudly display on our transfer admissions website, promotes our institution’s commitment to recruiting and retaining PTK transfer students at The University of Arizona.”

Learn more and apply today. Email with questions. View a list of the 2017 honorees here.

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