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Where to list National Honor Society on the Common App?

Does anyone know if the National Honor Society is considered an honor for the Common App, or should it be part of the extracurricular section? I've got a few things to list and I want to make sure I'm organizing my application right. Thanks!

7 months ago

Hey there! This is a common question I get around application time. The National Honor Society (NHS) is typically an extracurricular activity, not an honor. On the Common App, you should list NHS in the Activities section. The Honors section is generally reserved for awards and distinctions like being named valedictorian or earning a national scholarship. If you served in a leadership role within NHS or spearheaded a specific initiative, make sure to emphasize that in your description to highlight your commitment and responsibility. Remember, it's about how you convey your involvement and what you've accomplished or learned from your experience. So, when you list NHS under Activities, use the limited space to detail the impact of your participation. All the best with your application!

7 months ago

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