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How prestigious is NHS?

Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out if joining NHS (National Honor Society) is worth it. Is it considered prestigious and helpful for college admissions?

6 months ago

Hey there! NHS (National Honor Society) is a well-known organization that focuses on recognizing high-achieving high school students and promoting community service and academic excellence. While it's a respectable organization, colleges typically see it as a Tier 3 extracurricular activity, which means it's not necessarily considered "prestigious."

For more on the 4 Tiers of Extracurricular Activities, check out this CollegeVine article: https://blog.collegevine.com/breaking-down-the-4-tiers-of-extracurricular-activities/

That said, joining NHS can still be helpful for college admissions. Being a member demonstrates your commitment to academics and service, both of which are positive traits. Additionally, if you hold a leadership position within NHS or can show a significant impact on your school and community through activities or initiatives you led within the organization, it can be even more beneficial.

So, while NHS membership alone might not make your application stand out significantly, it can contribute to your overall application and showcase your dedication to academics and service. If you're interested in it, go ahead and join, but also consider engaging in other activities that align with your passions and demonstrate leadership, initiative, and depth of involvement. Good luck!

6 months ago

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