The path to graduation can be very exciting and yet a challenging one. You'll want to make sure you are prepared to walk with the rest of your graduating class. The basics for ensuring you graduate on-time and complete all the requirements can be found on city college's website, but there is more to do if you plan to walk with other members of Phi Theta Kappa!
What's the first step?
The first step to graduating on-time and walking with the rest of your graduating class starts with the counseling department. You'll have to have an education plan on file so you can petition to graduate. You should petition to graduate as soon as possible, or by the beginning of your last semester.... not after one week, but before the semester starts! Other basic graduation information is available on the graduation link on the city college website.
What do I have to do for PTK?
There are a few important things that need to be done before you walk with prestige. One of the first things you need to do is take a good look at your GPA. Have you maintained the required GPA for Beta Iota Kappa? Not sure? Double check your unofficial transcript on your "My Portal" account under the "My Classes" tab. We do verify all PTK members have maintained the required GPA (3.25) before they are allowed to walk.
Have you accomplished all of our Membership Requirements?
As of fall 2017 the chapter Bylaws have changed and with it some important factors that directly relate to your membership standing. Following are the requirements of our members in order to be considered "Active Members." All members may walk at graduation but only active members can walk with the PTK regalia at graduation.
1. Start Competitive Edge on PTK website and provide visual evidence.
2. Attend one meeting per semester in addition to orientation.
3. Select and participate in a team for Chapter's Honors in Action project
4. In addition select from one of the following electives:
b. 3 hours Community Service
c. Participate in College Project during the Spring Semester.
2. Fill out the following form
The following form is required to ensure we get your name in the honors section of the official Graduation program.
You want to walk with all of our colors gallantly swaying as you walk across the stage to your future. You'll want them to stand out in all of the pictures you'll be taking that day. It's important to make sure that you take the time to buy the stoles and everything that you'll need. The PTK.org website is where you can officially order these items.
Please note that because of COVID-19, San Diego City College is CLOSED to students and public, please do not come to campus at this time. We are currently participating in social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information about GRADUATION please go to San Diego City College/Graduation Website.