LIM College Makes Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll
March 29, 2019
LIM College has again been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges. It has more than 3.5 million members.
The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities. This year, 78 colleges and universities made the Transfer Honor Roll as a result of the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students.
Transfer students make up a significant portion LIM’s student body. In fact, in the Fall of 2018, 38% of new undergraduate students transferred into LIM from other colleges and universities. LIM College has been included on the Transfer Honor Roll since its inception in 2016.
Colleges were selected for inclusion on the Transfer Honor Roll based on their “Transfer Friendliness Rating” in PTK Connect. PTK Connect is Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool to help students find their best-fit colleges, career pathways, and more.
College profiles in PTK connect ask institutions 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 each institution, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students. Students can see some of this data on the colleges’ PTK profiles, enabling them to gauge what the college does to support transfer students, see the number of transfer students enrolled, and determine whether the school could be a good fit.
“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 as 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.”
Read about one transfer student’s experience at LIM College.
Watch this video to learn more about Transfer Services Day.