National Society of High School Scholars

No doubt about it, getting accepted into college is a competitive process! SMARTRACK® encourages students to engage in academic, leadership, and volunteer opportunities – it’s great for personal growth and improves their admissions profiles.

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is an academic honor society that connects its engaged, high-achieving members with scholarship opportunities, virtual and in-person educational events & college fairs, internships, career exploration, leadership opportunities, partner discounts, and more.

NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including GPA 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
  • 1150 PSAT score or higher
  • 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

Membership in organizations such as NSHSS can help students with admissions and be a factor in receiving Merit money or other direct and private college scholarships. For a one-time membership fee, students gain a lifetime network of highly motivated, like-minded individuals.

Click here to apply for membership.