What is the difference between the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and Graduating with Honors?
The Honors Program is a local-level organization designed to allow students an avenue to pursue academic challenges beyond – or in addition to – the conventional classroom environment. We are a department within Delta College, and we offer several awards as well as an academic scholarship to students who demonstrate academic excellence. Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society is a national-level organization that recognizes academic excellence in students attending two-year colleges. To learn more about the Michigan Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) visit Delta’s Phi Theta Kappa website. Please note that the Delta College Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa are two completely separate entities, and are not related to one another. Graduating with Honors, according to the Delta College Catalog, is conferred upon a student who has completed an Associate degree while maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. Graduating with High Honors or Highest Honors requires a cumulative GPA of atleast 3.70