Fisher Recognized on PTK Honor Society 2019 Transfer Honor Roll
St. John Fisher College is among 78 colleges and universities named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the College has created to support transfer students.
The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities. Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, given to them based on the transfer profile they create and complete in PTK Connect, the Society’s online tool that helps students in their college search.
The transfer profile asks colleges questions about admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices, and peer reviews. It is meant to reflect what the transfer student experience is like at their colleges. The profile immediately gives colleges a Transfer Friendliness Rating they can use to gauge how friendly their admissions and recruitment strategies are. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges were named to the Transfer Honor Roll.
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “We know community college transfer students perform as well or better than non-transfer students at four-year colleges. It’s more important than ever before to highlight what these colleges are doing right to promote transfer success and to encourage others to follow suit.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations.