Blazing a Trail for Transfer Students

Hofstra is among only 65 colleges and universities nationwide named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes excellence in creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, evaluated institutions based on their partnerships and collaborations with community colleges, admissions outreach and support, post-transfer student engagement and support, scholarships/financial aid, and transfer innovations.

“Receiving this designation is a great honor for both Hofstra and its students,” said Sunil Samuel, Assistant Vice President of Admission. “We have worked very hard to give transfer students a quick and seamless transition into the University. We also know this could not be possible without our community college partners who work with students to assist in the transfer process. Transfer students are an important part of our student body and to receive this designation just highlights all the work we have put in to welcome them to our campus.”

Each year, Hofstra enrolls almost 1,000 new transfer students. These students receive support from the University’s Transfer Center, where they are partnered with a transfer admission counselor and an academic advisement dean.

“We have maximized the ability to use transfer credits to meet Hofstra degree requirements,” said Jessica Eads, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.

In addition, all transfer applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships.

“Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing the community college, not only as their first step, but also their first choice, in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree,” said Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “These students are scholars, leaders, global citizens. In order to ensure their continued success, the Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of community college transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success at the four-year college.”

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