V.A.1. Academic Honors
ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY TYPE: INSTRUCTION
POLICY TITLE: Academic Honors
Fox Valley Technical College recognizes and celebrates the academic achievement of students through the following academic honors initiatives:
The Dean’s List is compiled and made public at the end of each academic semester (exclusive of the summer term). The Dean’s List is made up of students enrolled in associate degree and technical diploma programs who have completed 12 or more credits during the semester and earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher for the semester (non-cumulative). Program-declared part-time students are eligible for the Dean’s List once a minimum of 12 credits has been completed and 6 or more credits are completed during the semester with a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year institutions which recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for developing leadership and service skills, exchanging ideas and ideals in an intellectual climate, developing lively friendships between scholars, and stimulating interest in continuing academic excellence. To be eligible for induction into this honor society, a student must have an overall 3.5 cumulative GPA having completed 12 or more credits in an associate degree program.
Graduation with Honors
A graduate who completes all the required courses in his/her associate degree or technical diploma program and achieves a program cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above (based on a 4.0 system) will graduate with honors. Students who have attained this program GPA at the end of the semester preceding graduation will be recognized as honors students and will receive gold cords to be worn during the commencement program.