Each year, NHI conducts an international search for Latino students who have outstanding grades, engage in extracurricular activities, and plan to enroll in college. Annually, we reach out to over 2,000 high schools and visit over 275 of them, both public and private, to enroll students in our summer programs. Our freshman requirement is a minimum 85/100 GPA while sophomores and juniors need a minimum 88/100 GPA. NHI seeks applicants who demonstrate academic, social, and leadership talent. NHI students undergo a competitive admission process and are only eligible to participate when they meet the GPA requirement. They complete an online application with current personal data, parent contact information, a verifiable GPA, an application fee, and their program choice. GPAs are verified through transcripts from counselors, and students are sent official acceptance letters. Families pay reasonable registration fees to attend NHI programs.
NHI captures all student data in its internal system. At the end of the summer, the data is exported and sent to College Register members. This database is sent in EXCEL or CSV formats. The 2,500 students in our database come from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, and internationally (predominantly Mexico, Panama, and Dominican Republic). Please note that NHI does not capture U.S. citizenship, family income and CEEB codes on our student applications.