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5 months ago
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NSHSS V NHS

Getting into NSHSS seems to actually be harder then getting into NHS for me because I have a 2.89 unweighted GPA and a 3.32 career GPA would NSHSS be a big deal since they sent me an email saying I can except there invite into it though I have no idea why. I mean I like that but doesn’t make since, it seems I would have a better chance at NHS then NSHSS. If I don’t keep doing good (not at my fault) is it possible for me to get removed from either, I am guessing no but I am not sure.

 
NHS
57%
 
NSHSS
5%
 
BOTH
31%
 
NEITHER
5%
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NHS is much more prestigious than NSHSS and I actively discourage students from joining NSHSS. I'd recommend you take a look at my post on a similar question regarding NSHSS: https://www.collegevine.com/questions/16405/is-nshss-real

"Unfortunately, NSHSS is a bit of a scam. Well scam is a harsh word because it is a legitimate organization, but it sends invitations to tens of thousands of high school students based on a very generous PSAT/SAT cutoff and tries to get kids to pay money for membership. Because it’s not competitive at all and more a signal that you can pay money, it doesn’t add any value to your admissions profile and won’t improve your chances anywhere.

NHS through your school is a much better honor society to associate with because it’s actually fairly competitive, based on real merit, and doesn’t require you to pay for anything (which is usually a sign that something is not competitive)."

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Yeah I actually did read that, before posting this, even though I could pay... though it’s only a one time fee and as you say it’s not competitive to get into though I don’t even meet close to one of the requirements they have they have a form you can fill out to disregard the payment that I more then likely would have done.

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🎤5 months ago

Is there anything you can tell me about the Honor Society?

I got an email (see first part here):

Honor Society welcomes you as an inductee! You have been identified as a high-achieving student. Because of your academic excellence, you're invited to join Honor Society.

Honor Society is the largest academic and professional network, comprised of more than 1.5 million undergraduate, graduate and alumni members worldwide. With 200+ student chapters worldwide, Honor Society recognizes highly motivated academic achievers who will become our future leaders.

I am asking about this because it doesn’t mention National in it anywhere and if I got an email from NHS I am assuming that in the email it would say NHS or National Honors Society somewhere. It doesn’t mention anything about paying anything and that things are free and does have a signature at the end but I just need to know if this is like the other thing I mentioned above or if this one of credible.

Note: I ask because I have been possibly hacked via email and before I give any information away I kind of want to know more. Thanks.

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5 months ago

Can you share a link from the organization? Is it this: https://www.honorsociety.org/

If so, unfortunately, that's not NHS and falls in the same category as NSHSS (I'm pretty sure there will be a paywall at some point). NHS always goes through your high school -- so to find out when NHS inductions happen, you can ask your school counselor.

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🎤5 months ago

Yes thanks, I had to go to the website, of course I thought of that after asking. Thanks.

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