As the doctoral program represents the beginning of professional experience in psychology, we strongly encourage students to become members of the American Psychological Association. Student member annual dues for graduate students are significantly discounted (currently $55.00). Student affiliate members receive an array of benefits, all of which can be found at http://www.apa.org/membership/student/index.aspx. As doctoral students, when you join APA you will automatically become a member of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS, http://www.apa.org/apags/). Membership in APAGS affords students additional benefits that could be useful. Membership in APA (and in APAGS) can be done through the APA website, http://www.apa.org/membership/student/index.aspx.