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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you will find answers to questions that are asked most frequently. Please contact us if you are still in need of assistance by sending an email to sciencenhsorg@gmail.com

How can I start a chapter of the SNHS at my school?

We welcome you to start a new SNHS chapter at your school. Follow the steps outlined on the Creating a Chapter page of this website.

My child is homeschooled. How can they participate in a SNHS Chapter?

We recommend the following for a student who is homeschooled and interested in becoming an SNHS member:

They should contact the advisor of a local chapter. If the advisor determines that the student meets eligibility criteria, then the student may join that chapter. Note that some teachers may allow a student from outside their school to join their chapter; however, some will not allow this arrangement because of the additional work involved. The decision is at the discretion of the chapter advisor.  

When a student is admitted to a local chapter, they are required to participate fully in all events according to the bylaws of the SNHS and local rules in place by the SNHS advisor and/or Chapter Officers.

Check the SNHS Chapter Directory for the school chapter nearest to you. Then contact the advisor of that school about your interest in joining the chapter.

Can I pay my dues using a credit card?

You can pay your dues and your application fee for joining the SNHS using your credit card. You'll find the option on the form.

When will I get my certificate showing that my chapter is an official SNHS chapter?

That depends on when you sent in your fees. We have a print cycle of about 6 weeks. You should always see your certificate within about 6 weeks.

How can I order extra membership certificates, Honor Cords, SNHS Pins?

SNHS items are available at the SNHS Store located on this site. There is a link on that page that connects you to our vendor, Campus Supply. The easy to use order form will allow you to order any of the SNHS items you need.

What are the grade levels that must be achieved to be a member of an SNHS chapter?

The grade levels across all subject is 3.0 in an unweighted system. The science grade levels averages must be 3.5 out of 4.0 overall. Schools can raise those averages if the student body warrants that increase.

Can a Chapter increase the grade levels needed for Membership in the Chapter at that school?

Yes, A Chapter can increase the grades required to apply to the SNHS. Unweighted grades can be raised from 3.5 to no higher than 3.75 out of 4.0. Weighted grades can be raised to no more than 4.0.


Email: fern@sciencenhs.org

Mailing Address:
Science National Honor Society
15901 Amis Court
Austin, Texas 78734


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