Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) announced this week that it has included Wells College on its 2020 Transfer Honor Roll, in recognition of the College’s excellence in creating and implementing dynamic pathways for transfer students.
This year’s award was given to a select group of 122 four-year colleges and universities that have demonstrated success at providing a smooth and supportive transition for community college transfer students.
“Wells College offers its students a personalized experience, which—along with our generous credit transfer policy—makes the process of transferring seamless and easy for all prospective students, including those currently attending community colleges,” said Melinda Slawson, assistant director of transfer admissions at Wells College.
One way that Wells helps PTK transfer applicants is through its Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. PTK members who are accepted to Wells will receive a $2,000 scholarship in addition to being considered for the Minerva Scholarship (which provides up to $10,000).
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Phi Theta Kappa’s 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,” Tincher-Ladner added.
“I am delighted to be included on the PTK Honor Roll,” said Wells College president Jonathan Gibralter. “Phi Theta Kappa has recognized our success in partnering with a number of local colleges to establish transfer pathways for our students,” President Gibralter added.
To learn more about transfer admissions at Wells College, visit wells.edu/transfer.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate’s degree-granting colleges and in helping them 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.
Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Wells, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, helps students gain the knowledge, skills and experience to build their confidence and create their own unique path in life. With dozens of majors and minors available in the sciences, arts, humanities and pre-professional programs, Wells provides a purposeful curriculum and an immersive educational experience that is steeped in tradition. Students can also take advantage of 13 NCAA Division III athletic teams, 18 study-abroad programs; over 40 student-led organizations and clubs; and cross-registration agreements with Cornell University, Ithaca College and Cayuga Community College. More at wells.edu.