Honors Programs

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society is the academic honor society for two-year colleges.

Students’ eligibility is determined using a combination of high school or college grade point averages, college placement examination scores, and/or professor recommendations. Members must have completed at least 15 college-level credits, and attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in order to be admitted. Full-time and part-time students are usually eligible, and students may join throughout the year.

Community college honors programs are comparable to those at 4-year schools and offer rigorous curriculums, cultural experiences, and leadership and service opportunities. These experiences will help to distinguish your transcript and application when transferring to a 4-year college or university. Check with your local community college for details.

PTK membership benefits:
• many transfer scholarships available only to PTK members
• automatic nomination for the National Dean’s List publication of outstanding students
• automatic enrollment in the Phi Theta Kappa database from which four-year and senior-level institutions actively recruit