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What are the requirements for joining Phi Theta Kappa?
You must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 12 credit hours at Pensacola State College to be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa. You must also be currently enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program. If you're eligible click on the "Join PTK" tab up top for more information. If you're not sure of your eligibility check with a PTK advisor.

Do I have to keep a 3.5 GPA once I join?
No, once you have been inducted to Phi Theta Kappa, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2.

I am a part time student. Am I eligible to join?
Of course! The majority of college students are only able to attend school part time. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements you can join Phi Theta Kappa.

I am a dual enrolled student. Am I eligible to join?
Certainly! We have many dual enrolled students who are active members or officers in our chapter.

Will my grades suffer if I become an active member in Phi Theta Kappa?
No! Our members typically maintain their academic success levels. In fact, your grades may actually improve. If you begin having problems in one of your subjects help is a member away!

How much of my time will being a member of Phi Theta Kappa require?
You may be as active as you desire. Many of our members join just for the transcript stamp, the seal on their diploma and the scholarship opportunities. That is completely acceptable. To ensure that honor students are as well rounded as possible we encourage you to support Phi Theta Kappa’s four hallmarks of fellowship, leadership, service, and scholarship (all of which are highly regarded y universities and potential employers). Active membership will ensure that you develop in all of these areas. Your activity level, however is completely up to you.

Am I too old to join Phi Theta Kappa?
Our members are all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds! Everyone can fit in with PTK! We welcome diversity! Currently our active members range from 18-55yrs of age.

Does it cost anything to join Phi Theta Kappa?
There is a one-time membership fee that covers the cost of your new member package from headquarters, as well as the induction ceremony. The fee is different for each chapter, but is approximately $79. After that initial membership fee there is no cost. In fact, if you become an active member you'll get to go on trips where everything is covered except your meals.

Is it worth the money to join Phi Theta Kappa?
Absolutely! PTK offers many benefits which can be seen in a short power point. One big benefit for PTK members at Pensacola State is the Ami-Lee Wilder $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to several students every term. If you are a PTK member you are given preference during the grading of the essays, which means you have a much better chance of winning one of the scholarships. Entry is easy, a 500 word essay. For more details ask your PTK advisor.

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