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Honors at Edmonds College

Quarterly Honors Letter

Students completing ten (10) or more credits in decimal-graded (e.g., 3.5, 3.7, 4.0) with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher will receive a letter of recognition from the Vice President of Instruction. S/U grades do not count toward this award. Please ensure your current mailing address is up to date with Enrollment Services.

Commencement Honors

Students graduating from Edmonds with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in college-level courses (numbered 100 or above) or in a high school completion program receive Commencement Honors and wear an Honor Cord at graduation. See the Edmonds College Commencement site for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges, recognizes sustained academic excellence and provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for its members. Membership is by invitation only, and invitations are sent quarterly to your preffered email address.

Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to wear PTK regalia during Commencement ceremonies (an honors tassel and stole) and participate in an annual induction ceremony.

Eligible students are those completing two-year degrees (AA, AS, ATA) or working towards a BAS (Bachelors of Sciences) degree, have completed at least 16 college-level credits (courses numbered 100 or above that apply towards an Associate or BAS degree, and who have sustained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Contact Wayne Anthony (wanthony@edmonds.edu) for more information.

Honors Program

Students may earn an honors designation in their courses by completing an Honors Contract.

Honors Contracts can include undergraduate research or creative production, community-based experiences (e.g., Service Learning) that contribute to an enhanced scholarly experience, and (more traditionally) increased academic challenge. Students who complete Honors Contracts may present their work during the Annual Showcase of Student Learning.

See the Honors Contract site for application details and email hnrs@edmonds.edu for more information.

Academic Honors

If you have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in all college-level courses (numbered 100 or above), upon graduation, the achievement will be noted on your college transcript upon graduation.