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National Dean's List?

CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
edited September 2010 in Transfer Students
I got a letter in the mail saying I've been nominated to the National Dean's List. It says the honor is reserved for only 1/2 of 1% of our nation's college students but I'm quite skeptical this is just the "Who's who" version for colleges. Does anyone know about this so called distinction? Is it a scam like "Who's who?"
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  • gabew42gabew42 Posts: 1,324Registered User Senior Member
    There is a fine line involved. Some might say every kind of national honor roll is a scam.
  • CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
    For me, I mean scam as in the prime aim of the organization is to make money and the honor isn't really prestigious at all...

    Does anyone else have any more thoughts?
  • gabew42gabew42 Posts: 1,324Registered User Senior Member
    If that is your definition (and it is similar to mine) then YES it is a scam. I'm sure they advertise scholarships, etc. but the truth is it is not a major honor, and the company is certainly out to make a buck.
  • CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
    Damn...and for a second, I thought I was special....ha

    *Big Sad Face =[
  • gabew42gabew42 Posts: 1,324Registered User Senior Member
    Well, there will be someone in here praising it soon I imagine...

    It seems to pop up on countless award lists of self-assured applicants.
  • CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
    haha I guess I can use it as application fluff then?
  • futebolistafutebolista Posts: 332Registered User Member
    Is this based on GPA or something substantive?
  • CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
    I'm not sure...it says someone has to nominate you?
  • SandkicksSandkicks Posts: 905Registered User Member
    i have gotten the same letter. it is nothing. you should not put it on a application. all it is that they put your name in a book and offer you one for 40 dollars.
  • CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
    hahah, so I guess it is a "Who's Who" university style...

    Are they even lying that someone nominated us?
  • hobofromdowntownhobofromdowntown Posts: 2,232Registered User Senior Member
    probably. One of their employees probably picked you out from some resource and "nominated" you. I got something like that as well, its called the National Society of Collegiate Scholars - they even had the UC styled paper and everything.
  • CardinalFocusedCardinalFocused Posts: 2,096Registered User Senior Member
    damn scam artists, trying to take advantage of my eagerness to feel special..ha
  • boowoojboowooj Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    I felt special for few seconds before noticing the spelling of my name on their letter. They did not even get my name right.
  • gabew42gabew42 Posts: 1,324Registered User Senior Member
    Haven't a lot of people put "National Dean's List" in their stats list on here?
  • futebolistafutebolista Posts: 332Registered User Member
    hobo, NSCS is based on GPA...at least 3.4 ur freshman year and top 20% of the freshmen class...but it still is nothing! The membership is like 80 bucks...

    in the end, it is ur GPA that counts
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