Academic Honors for Dual Credit Students

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
Scholastic Excellence 3.5-3.99
Scholastic Leadership 3.5-3.74

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.

ACC Graduation Honors for High School Students

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.

Key Dates for Seniors:

  • March 29, 2019: Application for ACC Spring graduation (Certificate and Associate’s Degree completers)
  • May 14, 2019; ACC President’s Reception (awarding of Commencement stoles and graduation cords)
  • May 17, 2019: ACC Commencement