National Honor Society

<p>How many people in your school are in National Honor Society? What are the requirements? And will it look terrible on your resume if you arn't in it?</p>

<p>I am in my schools NHS. To get in, you need a GPA above a certain standard (I think it needs to be a 92% or above by your junior year). You need 100 hours of community service plus 50 hours of leadership (community service in which you hold a leadership role). So 150 hours of service overall. And then you also need verification of character from 10 different teachers (just getting them to sign a paper). The hardest part for me was getting all those service hours.</p>

<p>For us the only technical requirement is a GPA of 90.5. However, anyone with under 15 hours of community service generally does not get accepted. Sports and extracurriculars are also very, very important in acceptance at my school.</p>

<p>My high school requires a GPA of 3.5+ and a minimum of 30 community service hours, but they normally don’t accept hopefuls without at least 50 (This is based on what I’ve heard – I’m a sophomore.)</p>

<p>We have about 150-240 members out of my whole school (1200 kids). You need to have a 3.5 GPA and involvement in the community/leadership.</p>

<p>I’m not sure how many hours of service my school’s NHS requires, but there is a GPA requirement. I think it’s 3.0, but I’m not 100% sure.</p>

<p>I am in my school’s NHS. It’s a pretty school club (~25) for a pretty small school (~400). To get in, you need a GPA of at least 3.5 I believe. I do not think there is a service requirement, but that’s only because at my school, you cannot proceed onto the next grade without at least 40 hours of community service.</p>

<p>I feel like everyone I know got an invite.</p>

<p>the average is 90 in all hs classes, but for 2013ers it’s 88 because they changed it and grandfathered them in. </p>

<p>it doesn’t strike me as bad to not include it because i’m pretty sure most kids at my school put it on their app, but in reality do nothing in it.</p>

<p>at my school, our NHS is a joke. i was accepted last year, but we did nothing. very literally, with no exaggerations, nothing. Beyond a few meetings saying “congratz” for being the selected, nothing happened.
I’m probably not going to put it on my app, just because (yeah have i said this?) we didn’t do anything.
so no, i don’t think it’s a big deal if you’re not in it. take it from the kid who was in it but didn’t do anything.</p>

<p>My school’s chapter is very small, and we don’t really do anything; it was so poorly organized, all but about 3 of the 15 or so members (including me) got kicked out last year because of lack of group service hours. NHS really isn’t that big of a deal, unless through it you did a ton of service hours. Me, I volunteered outside of it all the time, so I’m good without it.</p>

<p>In my school kids are typically inducted at the end of junior year. Occasionally there are a few seniors. There’s 25-40 members inducted, thus there’s that many by the time the next school year starts (which is when we actually start to do work). At my school one has to have at least a 15.5/21 weighted GPA (my school’s gpa scale is completely messed up and is only weighted, so a 15.5 on an academic scale at my school is an A+ and on the honors scale is a b+). We are voted on by all of our teachers, too. We have to go through this big process and write out letters and get recs and get signatures and it’s a pretty big deal at my school. In the club we do a lot of community service. We need to have 65 hours a year (so senior year we need 65 hours of community service).</p>

<p>I wouldn’t say that it’s a big issue if you don’t have it on your resume since every school has different requirements. At my school though, if you’re in the top 15% of the class and you aren’t in NHS then you’re looked down upon.</p>