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2013 Membership Information

Benefits of Membership

  • Stamp of Excellence for Individual Consultant Members
  • Important Resource Material on Members-Only Web Page; such as access to past conference handouts and survey data
  • Inclusion in AIGAC’s Searchable Membership Directory; accessed by applicants and schools
  • Membership in a private consultants-only LinkedIn group
  • Access to Attend AIGAC’s Members-Only Annual Conference – Join us in New York City for 2014!
  • Networking

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Classifications and Qualifications for Membership

The qualifications for membership in the following classifications of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants are:

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT
To qualify as an Individual Consultant member you must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited institution plus 24 consecutive months of work experience in graduate admissions consulting.
  2. Served a minimum of 15 students.
  3. Provide a current resume including all admissions-related activities and experience with your AIGAC membership application.
  4. Provide with your AIGAC membership application the contact information for a reference which is either: 1) An AIGAC consultant member who has known you professionally for at least 12 months; or 2) A graduate admissions consultant who satisfies number one and two above but who isn’t yet an AIGAC member, and has known you for at least 12 months. Please include reference’s name, mailing address, phone & fax numbers, and email address. Your reference will receive a brief questionnaire that will request information about you as a graduate admissions consultant. NOT ACCEPTABLE AS REFERENCES: Relatives (family members), clients and/or work-related subordinates.
  5. Agree to support the stated mission and Principles of Good Practice of the Association.
  6. Provide (via email) an English translation of your published consultancy Web site if it is not available to be viewed in English.

OR

  • Special appointment by the AIGAC Board of Directors.

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
To qualify as an Associate Consultant member you must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited institution.
  2. Provide a current resume including all admissions-related activities and experience with your AIGAC membership application.
  3. Provide with AIGAC membership application the contact information for a professional reference that has known the applicant for at least 12 months. Please include reference’s name, mailing address, phone/fax numbers, and email address. The reference will receive a brief questionnaire that requests information about the applicant as a graduate admissions consultant. NOT ACCEPTABLE AS REFERENCES: Relatives (family members), clients and/or work-related subordinates.
  4. Agree to work towards the qualifications and apply for Individual Consultant membership within 24 consecutive months of acquiring Associate Consultant membership; if the Associate Consultant is not eligible for Individual Consultant membership after 24 consecutive months, membership will terminate, and he or she may apply (or reapply) for Individual Consultant membership when the Individual Consultant requirements are met.
  5. Remain a current Associate Member until applying for Individual Consultant membership.
  6. Agree to adhere to the stated mission and Principles of Good Practice of the Association.
  7. Provide (via email) an English translation of published consultancy Web site if it is not available to be viewed in English.

AFFILIATE MEMBER
Professionals in fields related to graduate admissions who support the stated mission and Principles of Good Practices of the Association. Affiliate members are non-voting members.

STUDENT
Currently registered full-time students who are interested in graduate admissions consulting and who support the stated mission and Principles of Good Practices of the Association. Student members must provide verification of student status and are non-voting members.

ADMISSION OF MEMBERS
Applicants shall be admitted to membership on making application therefore in writing, upon payment of first annual dues, and upon approval of the AIGAC Board of Directors.

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Membership Annual Dues

Individual Consultant (voting) $300.00
Associate Consultant (non-voting) $200.00
Affiliate Member (non-voting) $150.00
Student (non-voting; include a copy of your student ID with valid sticker) $25.00


** One full year of dues is paid upon joining and a pro-rated amount will be due for the following year. For example, if you join in July, the entire annual dues amount for that membership category is due, but for the following year you will be invoiced for only 50% of the dues amount for that year since you received only six months of benefits when you joined as a new member, mid-year, at the full rate. Subsequent years will be billed at the regular amount. Annual dues are non-refundable upon acceptance to AIGAC.

AIGAC reserves the right to deny admission to anyone.

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