Phi Theta Kappa recognizes Cornell College for exemplary transfer pathways

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named Cornell College as one of the 150 colleges and universities on its 2021 Transfer Honor Roll. This recognizes the dynamic pathways Cornell has created to support transfer students. 

PTK seal over campus photo of flowing tree and King Chapel“We have worked really hard to make sure that the transfer process is as smooth as possible,” said Transfer Admission Counselor and Director of Admission Operations Sharon Grice. “Our transfer students find great success when they come to Cornell College because they make connections easily with faculty and students, thanks to our One Course At A Time schedule where students only take one class for 18 days before switching to the next.”

Cornell also provides a transfer-only residence hall floor.

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,” 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.”

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. 

The profile immediately gives colleges a Transfer Friendliness Rating they can use internally to gauge how friendly their admissions and recruitment strategies are. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges are named to the Transfer Honor Roll.