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SUNY Cortland honored for international transfer success

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For the third consecutive year, SUNY Cortland was the only public university in the state named to an international honor society’s Transfer Honor Roll.

This time, the distinction came from Phi Theta Kappa, an organization that inducts high-achieving students from two-year colleges and recognized a total of 122 colleges and universities in 2020.

Each school was honored for success in developing pathways and support services for transfer students.

“This is a campus-wide honor that reflects the work of many different areas,” said Greg Diller ’07, Advisement and Transition’s coordinator of transfer student services. “No matter where they’re coming from or where they are in their studies, our transfer students should know that Cortland is going to support them, especially now during challenging times.”

In order to be named to the honor roll, each college was rated on “transfer friendliness using an online tool known as PTK Connect. The top 25% of highest-rated campuses were recognized.

Additionally, 18 individual Phi Theta Kappa members earned a $1,000 scholarship from the honor society.

SUNY Cortland received 2,049 applications from transfer students in 2019, with 992 undergraduates enrolling.

Many offices remain available to answer questions from prospective transfer students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Admissions Office and Advisement and Transition.

“The application process (for the honor roll) is involved, and it makes you realize just how much effort goes in to supporting our transfer students,” Diller said.

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