Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Names Wilkes University to Transfer Honor Roll

by Kelly Clisham
PTK Transfer Honor Roll Seal for 2024

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named Wilkes University to its 2024 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the University’s service, support and friendliness to transfer students.

PTK uses 40 key factors related to the support and success of transfer students to create the Transfer Honor Roll. The organization examines college cost, financial aid, campus life, admission practices and bachelor’s degree completion.

The Transfer Honor Roll was based on analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse and on data submitted through the four-year institution’s profile on PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways.

Colleges completing the PTK Connect profile are given a Transfer Friendliness Rating. The Honor Roll, chosen from among the top 25 percent highest-rated colleges, highlights the importance of creating strong transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students.

“The goal of most students attending community college is earning a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexity of the transfer process,” says Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”

Amy Patton, associate director of transfer admissions at Wilkes, takes pride in the recognition because of what it means for prospective transfer students. “The transfer team at Wilkes works to open doors for students who are ready to make a change.  We offer credit evaluations, convenient Zoom sessions and on-campus meetings to get to know our transfer students,” says Patton. “It is our privilege to help each one of them create a path to success on campus and out in the world.”

About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the first honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 4.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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