In an effort to provide you with an optimal user experience, we will perform planned updates on the NSBECONNECT platform
on Sunday, April 19, from 12 am – 4 am EST. During this time, you will be unable to register for events, make payments or
or perform changes to your profile. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Mission: To develop a strategic academic support network for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in engineering and the physical sciences.

Purpose: To address the academic support needs of NSBE members, chapters and regions through researching, developing and implementing innovative programs, workshops and seminars.

Objectives: To increase the number of NSBE undergraduate members graduating in the fields of engineering and science; to increase the number of NSBE members seeking and completing graduate degrees in the fields of engineering and science; to increase the number of NSBE members taking advantage of research opportunities.


E-mail a copy of your official transcript to and allow 4-6 weeks for your status to change.

APEx status is based on cumulative GPAs. APEx categories include:

  • Excel (GPA requirement: 3.0 – 3.19)
  • Torchbearer (GPA requirement: 3.2 – 3.59)
  • Honors (GPA requirement: 3.6+)


  • Discounted registration at Fall Regional Conference and Annual Convention
  • VIP access to the Career Fair at Fall Regional Conference and Annual Convention
  • APEx reception at Annual Convention with members of the Board of Corporate Affiliates (BCA)
  • Recognized with APEx ribbons and pins at Fall Regional Conference and Annual Convention
  • Eligible to apply for scholarships

Click here to access our Transcript and Scholarship Policy

At the NSBE Annual convention, juniors and seniors can participate in GRAD Lab presented by The National GEM Consortium. GRAD Lab offers underrepresented students exposure to the benefits of research and technology careers in a highly interactive one-day event.  The students are encouraged o consider graduate engineering or science education and applying for the GEM fellowship. The workshops include:

  • "Why Graduate School"
  • "How to Prepare for Graduate School"
  • "Understanding the GEM Fellowship", and
  • "Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences"

Kaplan Test Prep Services

- GRE test taking strategies and practice test workshops at Fall Regional Conferences and Annual Convention. plus discounts on services!