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Institutional memberships include one complimentary individual membership. Additional individual memberships can be added to your account ($80 for individuals at US-based schools; $92.50 for individuals at schools outside the US).  

Which institutions are eligible for membership under this category?

US Primary/Secondary Schools $205

Schools must appear in one of the following resources to qualify for membership:

  • The US Department of Education’s Common Core of Data
  • The US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics Private School Universe Survey
  • ACT or CEEB code lists
  • If your school does not appear on one of the resources cited above, individual, state-by-state lists can be submitted for review.

US Postsecondary Institutions $350

  • Not-for-profit, degree-granting two- or four-year colleges are eligible for membership.
  • Colleges must be accredited by an agency listed in the latest edition of the Higher Education Directory.

US School Districts $285

  • Not-for-profit school districts are eligible for membership.
  • Districts must appear in one of the following resources to qualify for membership:
    • The US Department of Education’s Common Core of Data
    • The US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics Private School Universe Survey
    • ACT or CEEB code lists
    • If your district does not appear in one of the resources cited above, individual, state-by-state lists can be submitted for review.
    • School districts must designate one school to receive a complimentary membership. Additional schools may join at a reduced rate of $115 annually.

School District and University System membership applications must be approved before additional schools can be added.

 

US University Systems $540

  • University systems must be listed in the latest edition of the Higher Education Directory to be eligible for membership. 
  • University systems must designate one institution to receive a complimentary membership. Additional institutions may join at a reduced rate of $185 annually.
  • All individual colleges and universities seeking membership in conjunction with their university system must appear in a separate listing within the Higher Education Directory. 

Secondary/Primary Schools Outside the US $217.50

International or American schools must be listed in one of the following resources:

  • European Council of International Schools 
  • Council of International Schools: International School Directory 
  • Overseas American-Sponsored Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Assisted by the US State Department (Secondary Schools)
  • Local or national schools must provide documentation affirming their school’s eligibility for membership in one of two ways:
    • Option 1: The school representative must attest that the school offers a curriculum that results in a high school diploma or comparable credential and provide documentation in English proving that the school is recognized by its country’s government (e.g., ministry of education).
    • Option 2: The school representative must submit written verification regarding the validity of the school from EducationUSA.

Postsecondary Institutions Outside the US $362.50

  • Institutions must be not-for-profit, degree-granting, and accredited to be eligible for membership.
  • Additionally, institutions must provide documentation affirming their eligibility for membership in one of two ways:
    • Option 1: The institution must appear in one of the following resources: The European Council of International Schools Higher Education Directory, The Council of International Schools, The Directory of Canadian Universities, or the International Schools Directory.
    • Option 2: The institution must provide written documentation in English proving that the school is not-for-profit and is recognized by its country’s government (e.g., ministry of education).

 

Designate a principal representative/primary contact whose professional responsibilities include providing services and/or products to the counseling, admission or financial aid profession or in support of students in the transition to postsecondary education. All institutional memberships include a free membership for their primary contact, no additional application is needed.

What to know before you apply?

 

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