Named as One of Just 65 Top Universities in Nation by Phi Theta Kappa
Brookville, NY—LIU Post was recently recognized by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as one of the top four-year universities in the country for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students. LIU Post is among just 65 colleges and universities recognized as members of PTK’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll.
LIU Post was honored last month at the PTK Convention in Nashville, Tennessee based on its programs that support transfers, including: increasing the number of Phi Theta Kappa scholars into the University’s Honors College, creating a policy to respond to transfer student admission applications within 48 hours, and providing dedicated academic and admission advisors to transfer students.
“This honor is very meaningful because LIU Post places high importance on welcoming and supporting transfer students,” Rita Langdon, Director of Undergraduate Admissions said. “We value PTK scholars from our local institutions such as Nassau Community College, Suffolk County Community College, and Queensborough Community College, as well as across the country, and we hope they will make LIU Post their new home for undergraduate and graduate studies.”
Additionally, LIU Post was recognized for instituting the LIU-PTK Honors Scholarship Program, which provides one of the nation’s highest academic merit scholarships to PTK transfer applicants with a GPA of 3.5 and higher.
“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,” Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions who value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success.”
Transfer students considering their next step can learn more at LIU Post’s Transfer Registration Night on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30pm in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. For more information, students can contact LIU Post Transfer Admissions at 516-299-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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