College Transitions featured in Northern Virginia Magazine
Reporter Jess Feldman from Northern Virginia Magazine interviewed College Transitions’ Director of Content, Dave Bergman, about the degree of admissions-related value offered by high school honors societies.
As to whether joining the National Honor Society was a prerequisite for admission into a competitive college, Dave explained: “Colleges need to see what each kid did in the organizations they’re involved in,” says Bergman. “It can motivate students to keep a certain GPA, to be among a certain peer group, things like that. But in terms of college admissions and any effect it would have, it is very limited, because the criteria to join aren’t very high.”
Check out the full piece entitled “What is the real benefit of joining an honor society in high school?”
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