If you're a graduate or undergraduate student taking courses in psychology, you are eligible to become an APA student affiliate.

And if you join as a graduate student, you'll automatically become a member of APAGS, the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students — the voice of student concerns in APA.

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Eligibility
  • Graduate or undergraduate students taking courses in psychology are eligible to become an APA student affiliates.

  • Graduate student affiliates are automatic members of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).

  • Undergraduates may join APAGS for a nominal fee.

  • Applications may be submitted at any time. If your application is approved between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, your membership will be predated to Jan. 1 of the same year and your paid journal subscriptions will be backordered to the first of the year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin on the date of acceptance and continue through the year, with no back issues sent.

  • Student affiliates who join APA between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 will enjoy membership through the next calendar year. Your subscriptions to the Monitor on Psychology and the American Psychologist will begin with the next available issue, with no back issues sent.

  • All journal subscriptions are for one calendar year only. As an APA student affiliate, you may order back-issues from previous years of any APA journal at member rates.

  • Student affiliate status is effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. You will receive an invoice each year when it is time to renew your subscriptions and your membership.

For more information on student eligibility, contact the Membership Department.

APA Membership Department

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(800) 374-2721 (U.S. & Canada toll free)
(202) 336-5580 (in D.C.)
(202) 336-5568 (fax)
Email: Membership

If you previously were a student affiliate and wish to reinstate your membership, download and complete the Affiliate Reinstatement Form (PDF, 119KB) and return it by email, fax or mail.

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