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ASU honored by Phi Theta Kappa for transfer pathways

Honor roll identifies top 4-year universities creating dynamic routes for transfer students

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February 20, 2018

Arizona State University's efforts in helping transfer students transition and succeed has been recognized by its inclusion on Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll, an annual list that recognizes schools that create a dynamic pathway to support transfer students. 

ASU was one of 112 colleges and universities to make the 2018 list. Phi Theta Kappa is the world's largest honor society for two-year college students.

“In order to ensure their continued success, the Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of transfer students," Phi Theta Kappa President Lynn Tincher-Ladner said in a press release. "(We) applaud the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success among transfer students at the four-year colleges.”

Transfer students make up a significant portion of ASU's student body. 

The school welcomed nearly 16,000 transfer students in the 2016-17 academic year, 6,049 of whom came from in-state community colleges. A wide range of partnerships, both local and national, has helped the school attract so many community-college transfers, easing the process of transferring credits and aligning majors.

"ASU has many transfer partnerships, including all public and tribal community colleges in Arizona," said Maria L. Hesse, the university's vice provost for academic partnerships. "We also boast hundreds of partnerships with community colleges in other states.”

A total of 4,629 students from Arizona community colleges completed their bachelor's degree at ASU in 2015-16. 

More information on ASU's transfer students can be found here

Related: ASU offers several pathways to a bachelor's degree that save money

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