Phi Theta Kappa names SWU to 2020 Transfer Honor Roll
For the second year in a row, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named Southern Wesleyan University to its 2020 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students.
Southern Wesleyan is among a select group of 122 colleges and universities that were named to the 2020 Transfer Honor Roll.
The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes four-year colleges and universities that have developed transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students. Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, which is determined by the transfer profile they create with an online tool that helps students find their best-fit colleges, career pathways and more resources.
“Southern Wesleyan University is honored to be awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Friendly Award,” said Caleb Southern of Southern Wesleyan’s Admissions Office. “A large population of our campus is composed of transfer students, and we work diligently to meet their needs and exceed their expectations. The transfer process is sometimes complicated, and rapidly changing developments surrounding COVID-19 are not helping that. However, I want transfer students to know that I am committed to giving them as smooth and personalized a transfer experience as possible!”
The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college – equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”
Colleges utilizing PTK Connect can complete a Transfer Profile, which asks 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, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students.
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 11 nations. Learn more at ptk.org.
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu.