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Annual Dues: $58.00
Processing Fee: None
The Academy's membership year is June 1 — May 31

This category carries a eight-year limit. Available to any person who meets one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Is a student enrolled in an ACEND-accredited or approved dietetics program who does not meet requirements for Active membership.
    • Statement of Student Status
  • Is a student enrolled in a USDE recognized, post-secondary education program that ACEND has not accredited or approved. This classification is available to students who state their intent to enter an ACEND-accredited or approved program.
    • Statement of Student Status
  • Is a current Active member returning to school on a full-time basis for a baccalaureate or advanced degree or to complete an ACEND-accredited or approved dietetics program. Annual verification required (not included in eight-year term limit).
    • Statement of Student Status
    • Returning Student Application Form required annually

Privileges of Student Membership

Student members whose dues are not in arrears shall have a right to vote in national or affiliate elections and be eligible to hold appointed positions at the national and affiliate levels if a resident of the United States or US Territories. Student members shall not have a right to hold elected positions on the national or affiliate levels.

Not sure if your dietetics or supervised practice program qualifies you for student membership? Visit the ACEND website to search for accredited and approved education programs.