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Collegiate Handbook


What happens if I have a student who transfers or changes programs?

Chapter Sponsors are obligated to supply the student’s documented hours to all new sponsors when the student moves to a new school. Each chapter should accept all previously documented points and/or inductions, even if they come from a different type of program or dance setting.

Can a student be denied induction or stripped of their Induction?

Induction into NHSDA is based on three strands of achievement: artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement. These are determined by the accumulation of 45 points for meritorious dance work, meeting the GPA requirement, and earning and above-average character rating. Students must meet each of these requirements in order to be inducted. Students who earn the points, while not earning the minimum GPA or the above average character rating, are not eligible for induction.

If students do not meet deadlines given by their Chapter Sponsor for submitting points, filling out the application, or paying the induction fee, the Chapter Sponsor reserves the right to require them to wait until the next induction period. 

Student Induction is a lifetime recognition and NHSDA designations remain with the student’s record; however, at the Chapter Sponsor’s discretion, inducted students can be barred from Chapter activities, including wearing NHSDA cords at graduation, should concerns arise about conduct or behaviors that might jeopardize their own safety, the well-being of others, or the integrity of NHSDA.

Can a student apply points earned in their NHSDA Secondary Program toward Collegiate Program Induction?

No points may be carried over from the Secondary Program into the Collegiate Program as the National Point System for college students has different requirements