February 24, 2018  

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University of Southern Mississippi Named to Transfer Honor Roll, Bringing Free Application Days to Community Colleges

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The University of Southern Mississippi has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious “Transfer Honor Roll,” which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students.

Open to all regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institutions, Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development. To be considered, participating institutions complete an application detailing their community college transfer programs. Applications are evaluated in the areas of scholarship and financial aid, admissions outreach, student support services, and student engagement opportunities.

Only 112 colleges and universities were named to the honor roll.

“The Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success among transfer students at the four-year college,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner.

As part of its continuing admissions outreach, USM will be hosting free application days at community colleges across the state in the coming weeks. The University continues to be a premier institution of choice for more than 2,000 transfer students per year.

Free application days will be held at:

  • East Mississippi Community College (Scooba campus) on Wed., Feb. 14
  • East Mississippi Community College (Mayhew campus) on Thurs., Feb. 15
  • Jones County Junior College on Tues., March 6
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jackson County campus) on Tues., March 6
  • Copiah Lincoln Community College (Wesson campus) on Tues., March 20
  • Meridian Community College on Wed., March 21
  • Pearl River Community College (Poplarville campus) on Thurs., March 22
  • Hinds Community College (Raymond campus) on Tues., March 27
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston campus) on Wed., March 28
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jefferson Davis campus) on Wed., April 11

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier 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 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more at ptk.org.