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The Academy’s Fellow Up! Program assists graduating SAA members with transitioning their membership from student to professional status within the Academy. Once current SAA members have graduated with their first doctoral degree in audiology, the Academy will automatically upgrade their membership to Fellow 1 status when membership renewals are run for that year.

To take advantage of this member benefit, SAA members should verify their expect graduate year by logging on to the member dashboard profile (Academy username and password required) and make sure membership is current before renewals are run. Renewals are typically run in August of each year.

The Academy has also implemented a graduated dues system to show support for new audiologists. First-year graduates receive a $210.00 discount off of current Fellow membership dues, followed by a $120.00 discount for second-year graduates, and then a $50 discount for third-year graduates. The adjusted graduated dues system is designed to lessen the financial impact of professional membership over time and allow new professionals greater opportunity to stay involved.

Not a current SAA Member? Nonmembers can still take advantage of the new graduate discounts by applying for Fellow membership. Past SAA members should login to the member dashboard with their student Academy username and password. Contact the membership department for assistance.

Enter the applicable code below during checkout to receive the discount. Please note that membership dues are pro-rated March-August. If the cost of the pro-rated Fellow membership dues is less than the discount given, member will pay the pro-rated Fellow membership dues rate.

  • FELLOW1JULY – First graduate degree earned in 2021; dues are $120
  • FELLOW2 – First graduate degree earned in 2020; dues are $210 [Not applicable June-August]
  • FELLOW3 – First graduate degree earned in 2019; dues are $280 [Not applicable March-August]

Questions about the Fellow Up! Program? Email the membership department.

Dues Discount Breakdown

Membership TypeWhat You Pay*Full Fellow Dues*(What You Would Have Paid)Savings
SAA Member — Final Year$60N/AN/A
Current SAA Member Transitioning toFellow (Graduation Year)No additional dues requiredN/A$270(Pro-rated savings based on full Fellow dues)
Fellow: 1st Year after Graduation$120$330$210
Fellow: 2nd Year after Graduation$210$330$120
Fellow: 3rd Year after Graduation$280$330$50
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