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What GPA is required to be eligible for National Honor Society?

Hey guys, I've been aiming for National Honor Society (NHS) since freshman year, but I'm not exactly clear on the GPA requirements. Does it vary by school or is there a universal GPA cutoff? And does NHS consider weighted or unweighted GPAs?

7 months ago

Hello! It's wonderful to hear about your interest in the National Honor Society (NHS). The GPA requirement for NHS eligibility can indeed vary by school, as each school's chapter is allowed to set its own thresholds, within the national minimum standards. Generally, the national minimum GPA requirement for NHS is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. However, many schools set a higher bar, commonly a 3.5 or above.

As for the type of GPA considered, NHS chapters may use either weighted or unweighted GPAs depending on the school's policy. It's typically based on how your school calculates GPAs for class ranking or academic awards.

To get the most accurate information, I suggest checking with your school's NHS advisor or looking up the requirements listed on your school's NHS chapter website. They will be able to give you the specific details for your situation. Keep up the good work, and I hope you achieve your goal of becoming an NHS member!

7 months ago

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