Campus named to Transfer Honor Roll

Award recognizes proven outcomes for transfer success

Transfer Honor Roll

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is one of 150 colleges and universities in the nation named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways it has created to support transfer students.

The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes four-year colleges and universities that have developed transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among transfer students. 

This is the second year Pitt-Bradford has been recognized. It was the only campus in the Pitt system and only one of two public universities in Pennsylvania that was recognized.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner.

“This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college — equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”

Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, which is determined by the Transfer Profile they create in PTK Connect.

PTK Connect is Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool that helps students find their best-fit colleges, career pathways, and more. Students can search for colleges by name, scholarship offerings, or cost, and they can use the institutions’ profiles to help evaluate where they’d like to enroll.

Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for students at two-year colleges and universities. It recognizes four-year colleges and universities deemed most friendly to transfer students. 

Pitt-Bradford provides an extensive database of courses at other universities for students to identify potential transfer credits. It also has specific transfer agreements with 15 other universities and offers merit scholarship for transfer students.

“We do our very best to be transfer-friendly, knowing that students are looking to us to help them earn a Pitt degree without losing out on credits they have already earned at other colleges,” said Bob Dilks, director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment. “Our goal is to make the transfer process as seamless as possible.”

For more information on transferring to Pitt-Bradford, contact Dilks at