Saint Peter’s Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a University with Exemplary Transfer Pathways
Jersey City, N.J. – April 22, 2020 – Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce that it was selected as one of 123 colleges and universities in the nation for the 2020 Transfer Honor Roll by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. This honor was given in recognition of Saint Peter’s dynamic pathways that support transfer students.
Saint Peter’s has a transfer-friendly credit policy that is designed to help students bring in as many credits as possible towards their bachelor’s degree. The University regularly offers Transfer Days in which students can meet one-on-one with an academic dean in their respective program, receive a full credit evaluation, meet with a representative from the Office of Financial Aid, tour campus and even register for classes. Saint Peter’s also has academic articulations with a wide range of community colleges in New Jersey that simplify the transfer process.
“At Saint Peter’s University we understand that the path to a bachelor’s degree is different for every student and we are determined to make that path as smooth as possible for all students, including transfer students,” said Elizabeth Sullivan, vice president of enrollment management and marketing at Saint Peter’s University. “We are honored to be included in the 2020 Transfer Honor Roll and we hope it will inspire more transfer students to explore Saint Peter’s options when it comes to continuing their education.”
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 in PTK Connect. PTK Connect is Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool that helps students find their best-fit colleges, career pathways and more. Students can search for colleges by name, scholarship offerings or cost, and they can use the institutions’ profiles to help evaluate where they’d like to enroll.
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “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.”
To view the complete list of members of the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll, please visit PTK’s Transfer Honor Roll page.
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Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. To learn more, please visit saintpeters.edu.
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, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.