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Georgia Southern receives award for excellence in transfer student practices

Georgia Southern University has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll. One of only 65 recipients nationwide selected to receive this honor, Georgia Southern is recognized as one of the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.  

“Being selected as one of only 30 schools nationally to be named a back to back Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll recipient is an honor for Georgia Southern University,” said Neal Richardson, associate director of Admissions. “This recognition brings to light nationally what we are doing here on our campus and places us as a top destination for transfer students.”

Winners were selected based engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities and institutional priorities.

“This recognition is a direct result of all the hard work and care that our University community provides to our students,” said Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Teresa Thompson, Ph.D. “We have great people at Georgia Southern who understand why we are here, to support student success.”

Georgia Southern University provides impressive opportunities for transfer students, ranging from Friday Transfer Information Sessions and tours and Transfer Visit Days where students not only preview campus but also hear from Georgia Southern transfer students, learn about unique opportunities for students transferring to the University, and visit with academic advisors.  Georgia Southern also reaches out to all two year schools in the state of Georgia through recruitment visits at least once a semester if not more often.

Georgia Southern offers two transfer-specific clubs for transfer honor students, including Tau Sigma National Honor Society and the only Phi Theta Kappa Alumni chapter in Georgia.  Combined membership of both of these honor groups is currently more than 160 students. Incoming transfer students also may take advantage of a number of transfer student scholarships.

“We always look for ways to improve the transfer student experience,” Richardson said. “We hope that by providing more opportunities for transfer students to be engaged during the admissions process, they will in turn be a better informed and involved transfer when they arrive on campus.”

For the full list of recipients, click here.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit


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