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NSHSS and college help

Hello, I've been considering joining the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) because they claim to help with college applications and connections. Can anyone confirm if this is true or if it's worth the membership fee? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is an organization that does provide resources and opportunities related to college applications and networking. However, there are mixed opinions on whether the membership fee is worth it.

NSHSS offers scholarships, college fairs, networking events, and different resources for its members, which can potentially be beneficial. That being said, NSHSS is not widely recognized or highly regarded by college admissions officers, so being a member by itself won't significantly boost your application.

One thing to consider is if you can access similar resources elsewhere without paying a membership fee. There are many free resources available online, like CollegeVine, that can help with college preparation and applications. Additionally, your school may offer college and scholarship resources through the guidance office.

If you decide that the opportunities and resources provided by NSHSS are valuable to you and worth the fee, then feel free to join. However, don't expect it to have a substantial impact on your admissions chances by simply being a member. Instead, focus on developing strong extracurricular activities and maintaining high academic performance, as these aspects will ultimately have a greater influence on your college application. Good luck!

7 months ago

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