Mixing personal benefits and advocacy for the field, an APA membership helps you get ahead while giving back.
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.


APA membership offers a wide array of personal and career-oriented benefits including:

Understanding of psychology career options

APA offers a wealth of career and professional development tools to help you develop your understanding of a potential career in psychology.

Information on trends across psychology

Nine issues per year of the American Psychologist journal and 11 issues per year of the APA Monitor on Psychology magazine.

Even more information, for less

Annual $10 credit towards an additional APA journal subscription of your choice. Discounts on APA books, videos, journals and online databases.

Advanced networking opportunities

Eligibility for membership in one of APA’s 54 divisions, and deep member discounts on registration for the APA Annual Convention.

Other Benefits
Support psychology

Feel good knowing your participation and dues support a variety of activities and programs that help move psychology, and society, forward. Every day, APA works to advance psychology education, training and research through programs and advocacy at the federal level. At the same time, APA works to expand the public’s access to, and understanding of, psychology through programs and partnerships with organizations like the YMCA, PTA and more.


High school students are able to take advantage of all APA member benefits at the low rate of $35. For an additional $32 you can also enjoy membership in the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), a dynamic student-run organization devoted to helping members prepare for their career.

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