Interested in a career in psychology? Want to see what it's all about? It's never too early to follow your dreams.

That's why APA has made a special affiliate program just for high school students. Anyone enrolled as a high school student can become an affiliate of APA.

As an affiliate, you can find out what it's like to be a psychologist, read about psychology in the APA's monthly magazine and find ways to get involved.

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  • High school students taking courses in psychology can become APA student affiliates.

  • For a nominal fee, high school students may choose to join the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).
  • 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.

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Benefits And Services
  • Special low APA Annual Convention registration rates.
  • Opportunity for membership in APA divisions.
  • Receive The American Psychologist — APA's flagship journal.
  • APA Monitor on Psychology — APA's monthly magazine.
  • gradPSYCH  — magazine for APAGS members.
  • Mobile apps for APA Monitor on Psychology, gradPSYCH and other APA publications.
  • APA journals and online databases at substantial discounts off nonmember rates.
  • Discounts off APA books and videos.
  • High-quality information resources.
  • Free online access to paid subscriptions' full-text files.
  • Email lists targeted to a variety of student interests.
  • Internship and career resources such as the comprehensive book Internships in Psychology and APA’s Online Career Center, PsycCareers.
  • Scholarships and awards.
  • Support for the discipline of psychology.
  • Representation in Congress, state legislatures, and in major social and educational institutions.
  • Programs that educate the public and the media on the benefits of psychology.
  • And much more!
  • Member Discounts Program — savings for members.
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2015 Affiliate Dues
  • $35 — High school student

Student affiliates receive a $10 journal credit; high school student affiliates may also join APAGS for an additional $22.

If you would like more information on any of the dues categories please contact the APA Membership Department.