Lipscomb named to prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll for third consecutive year
For students looking to transfer, Lipscomb University is a place that is welcoming and helpful.
Kim Chaudoin |
Lipscomb University is one of the top universities in the nation for transfer students for the third consecutive year as it is one of 78 institutions named to the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll. Lipscomb is one of only two institutions in Tennessee to be named to the list.
Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities. In addition to Lipscomb, other institutions selected for the honor roll include Appalachian State University, DePaul University, Loyola Marymount University, Miami University, the University of Kansas, University of Mississippi and Wichita State University.
The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development among four-year colleges and universities. Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, given to them based on the Transfer Profile they create and complete in PTK Connect.
“This honor is recognition that Lipscomb values transfer students and the diversity of experience they bring to the classroom,” says Byron Lewis, vice president for enrollment management. “The university works diligently to design clear pathways for students to make transferring to Lipscomb a simple process with comprehensive advising along the way. In addition to providing clear pathways, Lipscomb Promise continues to provide funding for students to complete their undergraduate degree at Lipscomb. Our aim is to make a Lipscomb educational experience attainable and affordable as students launch their career.”
Evan Kersten, transfer admissions counselor, says the award “recognizes that Lipscomb respects and reciprocates the hard work Phi Theta Kappa students put into their education.”
“Our institution has earned this transfer-friendly distinction each of the last three years with a staunch commitment to rewarding the work Phi Theta Kappa students have completed at their community college,” he says. “We are proud that so many excellent Phi Theta Kappa students choose to continue their education at Lipscomb.”
The recognition is something Aaron Burtch, associate director of admissions transfers, says reflects the university’s commitment to students who want to continue their education at Lipscomb.
“We hope our transfer students know that Lipscomb is a place that welcomes them and honors the work that they do. This award is just a small symbol of the place we hope they choose to finish their degree and grow in their education,” says Burtch.
Lipscomb offers four academic scholarships to transfer students — the Lipscomb Pathways Scholarship, Transfer Academic Scholarship, the 30+ hours Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Leadership Scholarships. Get more information here.
Students interested in transferring to Lipscomb may used a special online form to receive a credit evaluation and find out how their hours will transfer to the university. Find the form here.
Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Profile asks colleges 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 to gauge how friendly their admissions and recruitment strategies are. The top 25 percent highest-rated colleges were named to the Transfer Honor Roll. Through a new and unique partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse, colleges can have data from the Clearinghouse automatically populated into its Transfer Profile each year. Students can see some of this data on the colleges’ profiles, enabling them to gauge what the college does to support transfer students, see the number of transfer students enrolled at that college, and determine whether the school could be a good fit.
For more information about transferring to Lipscomb University, visit www.lipscomb.edu/admissions/transfer-admissions.