ASHA's Gift to the Grad: May 1–August 31

Receive up to 20 months of membership for the price of 12, a savings of $225!

For recent masters and doctoral graduates who apply for both ASHA membership and certification between May 1 and August 31, 2015, ASHA's Gift to the Grad automatically grants up to 20 months of ASHA membership for the price of 12. Receive membership benefits and services through December 31, 2016. The sooner you apply for ASHA membership and certification, the more months you'll receive membership benefits.

Who's Eligible? How Much Can You Save?

The program is available to current graduates and recent graduates.  

NSSLHA Member for 2 Consecutive Years

  • Two consecutive years must include the year of graduation
  • Eligible for the Gift to the Grad―receive membership benefits through December 31, 2016
  • Eligible for the NSSLHA Conversion Discount
  • Must submit ASHA membership and certification application between May 1 and August 31
  • NSSLHA Conversion Dues and Fees: $286
  • NSSLHA Conversion Savings: $225 

NSSLHA Member for 1 Year or Non-NSSLHA Member 

  • Eligible for the Gift to the Grad―receive membership benefits through December 31, 2016
  • Eligible for the Recent Grad Discount
  • Must submit ASHA membership and certification application between May 1 and August 31, within one year of graduation
  • Recent Grad Dues and Fees: $461
  • Recent Grad Savings: $50 

All Other Applicants

  • Eligible for the Gift to the Grad―receive membership benefits through December 31, 2016
  • Must submit ASHA membership and certification application between May 1 and August 31
  • Standard Dues and Fees: $511

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is as excited as you are about your graduation. Now take the next step—become a certified member of ASHA. 

Tips for Success

  • 2015 graduates must submit ASHA membership and certification application between May 1 and August 31, 2016 to receive the Gift to the Grad and the NSSLHA Conversion benefits.
  • 2014 graduates must submit ASHA membership and certification application between May 1 and August 31, 2015 to receive the Gift to the Grad and the NSSLHA Conversion benefits.
  • Students should evaluate the best time to apply based on their graduation date and clinical fellowship, if applicable. 
  • You don't have to wait until you complete your clinical fellowship.
    • Audiology graduates will be considered applicants in audiology when you submit your membership and certification application.  
    • Speech-language pathology graduates may apply before, during, or after your clinical fellowship and be considered an applicant in speech. 
  • Start receiving membership benefits while you are fulfilling the requirements to get certified. 
  • Your application for membership and certification must be received in the National Office by August 31 to receive the Gift to the Grad and NSSLHA Conversion benefits. Applications received on or after September 1, regardless of postmark date, are not eligible.
  • If your graduation date has changed, please send an e-mail to nsslha@asha.org

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