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Did anyone else receive an NSHSS letter in the mail?

Hi guys, I just got a letter in the mail from the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today. Did any of you receive one as well? I'm trying to figure out if it's legit and worth looking into.

6 months ago

Hey there! Yes, many high-achieving high school students receive letters from the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). While the organization is technically legitimate, it is important to understand that it's not as prestigious as it may seem at first glance.

NSHSS is considered a pay-to-play organization, meaning that after receiving an invitation to join, you'll need to pay a membership fee. In return, you gain access to various resources, conferences, and potential scholarships. However, their selectivity is relatively low compared to other honor societies, so it doesn't hold much weight on college applications.

Although membership in NSHSS won't necessarily hurt your chances during the college admissions process, it's not likely to be a significant boost either since colleges tend to value more selective and distinguished honors and extracurricular activities. So, it's up to you whether you think it's worth the membership fee and if you believe you'll benefit from their resources. Otherwise, you might want to focus more on developing your skills and interests through participation in other clubs, organizations, or activities that hold more sway with college admissions officers. Good luck!

6 months ago

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