For the third year in a row, Wilmington University was named one of America’s most transfer-friendly colleges by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK).
One of just 208 colleges on Phi Theta Kappa’s 2023 Transfer Honor Roll, WilmU was recognized for its dynamic pathways that support transfer students through its open admissions policy, affordable tuition, accessible recruiters and active student life.
“We offer our transfer students a convenient process so they can focus on their academic goals and quickly become valued members of the Wilmington University family,” said Wilmington University President Dr. LaVerne Harmon. “We are pleased to earn this recognition from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, since it reflects our efficient transfer procedures, inclusive environment, and the dedication of our faculty and staff.”
WilmU enrolls five times more transfer students than any other college in the region. Approximately 70% of the University’s enrolled undergraduate students have transferred credits from other schools. And 82% of full-time students who transfer 60 or more credits to WilmU graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Tuition rates are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.
“We offer our transfer students a convenient process so they can focus on their academic goals and quickly become valued members of the Wilmington University family.” — Dr. LaVerne Harmon
“The goal of most students attending community college is a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexities of the transfer process,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Ph.D., president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa, via a statement on the PTK website. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”
Wilmington University welcomes students seeking to transfer their previously earned credits (up to 90 credit hours from any accredited institution). Community college graduates can transfer their entire associate degree toward a personalized course track that leads to a variety of bachelor’s degrees.
A wide range of online, in-person and hybrid degree and certificate programs are available through the University’s website and multiple locations throughout Delaware and southern New Jersey.
Additional transfer-friendly features include rolling admissions with classes beginning every eight weeks, and the option to earn WilmU academic credit through prior learning assessments, certificate programs, military coursework and occupational training certifications.
WilmU’s Phi Theta Kappa graduates can join the society’s first and only Delaware alumni chapter. “Students who were involved in Phi Theta Kappa at their first schools want to remain involved when they come to WilmU,” said Alice Miller, director of Student Life at Wilmington University. “The chapter helps them build strong networks outside the University by providing community engagement opportunities and supporting local and national job searches.”