Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Phi Theta Kappa Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Phi Theta Kappa's most commonly asked questions.

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Are international students eligible for Phi Theta Kappa membership?

International students are welcome to become members. They must meet the eligibility requirements, including full rights of citizenship in their country.

Are there deadlines for joining Phi Theta Kappa?

No, you may join at any time as long as you meet the qualifications for membership.

How much does it cost to join PTK?

$90 for a lifetime membership.

Is participation a requirement when joining PTK?

It is encouraged that members participate, but many society members are not active participants. Some join Phi Theta Kappa solely for its benefits aside from fellowship, which are numerous. There is no pressure to participate.

What are the requirements to keep Phi Theta Kappa recognition, once it is attained?

The same qualifications for joining apply, except a Cumulative GPA of 3.25 must be maintained.

What does it take to qualify for PTK membership at TMCC?

PTK membership criteria are outlined on the TMCC PTK website.

What if I cannot afford PTK membership costs?

Many of our current PTK members fundraised to cover the cost of their membership. Opportunities for new members to fundraise to cover the full cost of membership occur frequently.

What if I transfer to another college as a PTK member?

Members who transfer to another college which has a Phi Theta Kappa chapter shall be eligible to enroll in that chapter if they meet their local standards of membership.

What is the term of PTK membership?

Once you join PTK, you are an International Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society for life. However, local membership may be terminated if a member no longer meets eligibility requirements of TMCC's Alpha Pi Gamma chapter.

Where can I learn more about Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)?

Contact the TMCC chapter, Alpha Phi Gamma. You can also visit the national Phi Theta Kappa website.