The requirements for membership in the National Honor Society, long considered the premier extracurricular organization for high-achieving college students, can vary from chapter to chapter. But there are some basic requirements that must be met.

Grade Point Average

National Honor Society membership typically requires students to have and maintain a grade point average above 3.5, which is an "A" letter grade average.

Community Service

A certain number of community service hours are usually mandated for members, typically around 15 per year.

Class Standing

You usually must be a junior or senior to participate in National Honor Society.

Meeting Attendance

You must attend the society's meetings on a regular basis. Frequent absences can result in your membership being revoked.

Disciplinary Record

If your behavior in school requires disciplinary action by the principal or assistant principal, your membership may be revoked.