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Membership into the National Society of High School Scholars is by invitation only to high-achieving students who have met at least one of our rigorous academic criteria. NSHSS provides members with lifetime access to a variety of experiences and resources including scholarships, member events, leadership and study abroad programs, service activities, partner offers and a network of academically-outstanding peers. NSHSS members are making an impact in their schools, communities and the world.

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Member Qualifications

NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including grades and test scores. Students must meet any one of the following criteria to be considered for membership. 

3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)

1280 SAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*

1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*

26 ACT score or higher

Score 4 or higher on any AP exam

Total combined IB test scores of 36 or higher

IGCSE Grade A or higher

Top 10% rank in class

*Scores from the old exam (SAT score 1750 or higher; PSAT score 200 or higher) will be accepted.

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