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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 graduation year by logging on to their member dashboard profile (Academy username and password required) and make sure membership is current before renewals are run. Renewals are typically run in September each year.

The Academy also offers a graduated dues structure for new professionals. 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 $50.00 discount for third-year graduates. The adjusted graduated dues structure 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 professional 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 if having trouble logging in.

Once logged in or, for brand new members, an account is created, click on the Become a Member button and/or proceed to the application page. Choose Fellow for the Membership Type and then in the subsequent drop down field, choose the corresponding Fellow Type based on the graduation year. Please see the table below for additional guidance.

  • Fellow Up Dues-1st year after graduation – Graduated with FIRST doctoral degree in 2022; dues are $120
  • Fellow Up Dues-2nd year after graduation – Graduated with FIRST doctoral degree in 2021; dues are $210
  • Fellow Up Dues-3rd year after graduation – Graduated with FIRST doctoral degree in 2020; dues are $280

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$65N/AN/A
Current SAA Member Transitioning to Fellow (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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