Saint Peter’s University Recognized for Providing Exemplary Transfer Pathways by Phi Theta Kappa
Jersey City, N.J. – March 4, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University is pleased to announce it is one of only 150 colleges and universities in the nation named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of its pathways to support transfer students. 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.
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, which are now available virtually, in which students can meet one-on-one with an academic advisor associated with their intended program, receive a full credit evaluation, meet with a representative from the Office of Financial Aid, 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.
“If a student plans to continue their education after obtaining an associate’s degree or they simply seek to make a change from another institution, Saint Peter’s strives to make the transition into the Peacock family as seamless as possible,” said Elizabeth Sullivan, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Saint Peter’s University. “We are honored to once again be recognized by Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll for the support we provide our transfer students.”
Colleges were selected for the Transfer Honor Roll 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 would like to enroll.
“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. “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.”
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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 www.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.