Academic Catalog

Academic Honors

Quarterly Honors

President’s List

Granted to students with a minimum quarterly enrollment of 12 college-level credits in courses receiving grades other than “V,” “W,” “N,” or “I” and a minimum quarterly grade point average of 4.0. 

Vice President’s List

Granted to students with a minimum quarterly enrollment of 12 college-level credits in courses receiving grades other than “V,” “W,” “N,” or “I” and a minimum quarterly grade point average of 3.75-3.99. 

COMPLETION HONORS

The CPTC purple honor cord is worn during the annual graduation ceremony to recognize students who finish their coursework with the honors designation. The honors designation on a student’s final transcript is based on a cumulative GPA 3.75 or higher in all college-level courses for those students earning a degree or a certificate of 45 credits or more. To determine honor cord eligibility:

  • For students completing their program of study in the current spring or summer quarters, the previous winter quarter college-level GPA is used.
  • For students who completed their program the previous fall or winter quarters, the final college-level GPA is used.

Students who meet the requirements to wear the purple honor cord will be notified by letter and through their student email account by May 20 of each year. The graduation honors are different than the quarterly president’s and vice president’s lists. 

Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education. Clover Park Technical College’s Beta Omicron Gamma chapter is one of 1,200 chapters. Phi Theta Kappa’s focus is on scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Students with a 3.50 GPA are eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa. A one-time induction fee is required. Please contact a Phi Theta Kappa advisor at 253-589-5780 for more information.