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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2005, 02:00:17 PM »
PBK is the only way to go- the rest are just a way to spend money. As far as it goes, my school UGA required 5% GPA, liberal arts/humanities/social sciences major, and most important, faculty nomination. Not sure if they solicit faculty to write letters if you're eligible or how that works. They inducted 30 of us as seniors from a 2500 person graduating class.

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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2005, 02:03:48 PM »
Judging by how many of us are saying that we're in these types of honor societies, I'd say that they probably don't have any sort of significant impact on our applications.  They certainly can't hurt

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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2005, 04:55:20 PM »
How 'bout ODK?
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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2005, 06:48:01 PM »
I didn't even hear of any of these until I found this board, and my GPA would put me in the range of most of them, but unfortunately I have a major that doesn't. Oh well.
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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2005, 08:19:02 PM »
Judging by how many of us are saying that we're in these types of honor societies, I'd say that they probably don't have any sort of significant impact on our applications.  They certainly can't hurt

True. But don't forget members of LSD are the anal and obsessive ones, who are hopefully overachievers and self-selecting. I figure for awards I don't have too much, unfortunately.

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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2005, 11:23:06 PM »
Specifically, I'm wondering what your opinions are on:
Phi Beta Kappa (Why am I ineligible, missing one quarter of Latin)
[This is the way to go, imo.  Any chance you can ensure you ARE eligible this year?]
Golden Key
Society of Success and Leadership (Sigma Alpha Pi?)
National Dean's List [? never heard of it...]
Phi Alpha Delta(Pre/law co-ed fraternity) [put on if you occupy leadership position]

 

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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2005, 11:34:21 PM »
It's pretty much over for me, Phi Beta Kappa wise, unless they have will allow exceptions-I took Latin so long ago, and I'm missing one course to be eligible here. I'd have to somehow re-learn all of it without taking the classes and then take that class...

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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2005, 12:28:00 AM »
Yale specifically mentions listing an honor society as an academic honor. The one they mention is PBK.
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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2005, 12:39:33 AM »
That's great.  I don't even think Canada has that chapter.

Not that I'd be in it, thanks to my lax first two years.  But still.

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Re: National "Honors Societies"
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2005, 12:46:33 AM »
For better or worse, I listed ALL honor societies I've associated with. Some are probably trivial, but I would rather put something down than have them think that I had been associated with nothing in school. That said, both sides of this argument are valid (regarding whether one should list small honors/awards/memberships).
I'm done with apps...waiting to visit schools and make a decision.