Austin Community College recognizes academic achievement at the completion of each fall, spring, and summer semester. Notification of the achievement will appear on the student’s transcripts. If a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) qualifies for an achievement award, the honor also will appear on their diploma. To be eligible for academic honors, students must complete 12 credits at ACC and earn at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA for the semester.
The academic achievements recognized at ACC are:
|Designation||Grade Point Average|
|President's Honor Award||4.0|
High School Students who have completed at least 9 hours of ACC credit with at least a 3.25 GPA are also eligible to apply to Phi Theta Kappa, the ACC Honor Society.
All high school students who have completed at least 12 hours of college credit at ACC by the end of their senior year will be awarded a purple cord. High school students who complete an ACC workforce certificate and/or Associate’s Degree will be awarded a white stole with the ACC logo that they can wear at both the ACC Commencement and their high school graduation ceremony. Cords and stoles will be presented to students at the President’s Reception.