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Membership Requirements
ACCIS Membership is granted to independent schools and includes the members of their college counseling team. A listing of member benefits is found here. The annual membership fee is **$250The membership year is July 1 – June 30. Dues are not prorated.

To apply for ACCIS membership, please review the information below and then click on the form below to apply. Membership will be activated upon confirmation of application information AND payment of dues. 

Join here! ACCIS School Membership Application


ACCIS School Membership eligibility
ACCIS bylaws (as of July 2021) state that in order to be eligible for membership, schools must:

  1. hold membership in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC),
  2. hold non-profit status,
  3. hold membership in an independent school organization approved by the ACCIS Board of Trustees,
  4. have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and
  5. be in compliance with state and federal law non-discrimination policies.

Current Member Schools:
If your school is already an ACCIS member, your school's primary contact will receive a renewal email with a linked invoice in April when the renewal window opens. Memberships that have lapsed within 60 days may still be renewed. 

To ADD an Individual member profile/account for a new college counselor or office assistant, please use the New Member Profile Request form. Feel free to contact Emmi Harward if you have questions. 


 **Dues changes coming in 2022 and 2023
Since ACCIS’s founding, we’ve worked to keep our dues affordable to schools and have raised our membership fees only when necessary. This spring, members voted to change our bylaws to give individual ACCIS members a vote in our elections rather than just one vote per school, in order to give voice to every member in our elections. Also this spring, the ACCIS Board of Trustees voted on a two-year timeline to increase dues, and we want to give all current and potential new members a heads up now to budget for next year and the year following.

For the 2022-23 membership year, dues for all schools will increase by $50, still including all on the college counseling team. As of the July 1, 2023 membership year, we’ll move to a per capita model, as shown below. 

Current dues (since 2016): 
$250 per school

2022-23:           
$300 per school

2023-24:           
$300 per school with 1-2 on the college counseling team 
$350 per school with 3-4 on the college counseling team 
$400 per school with 5+ on the college counseling team 

Our flat-rate dues have meant an imbalance in cost between schools with large staffs and those with much smaller ones. ACCIS dues were last raised in 2016 and have remained the same since. Not only have we increased our services to members over the past five years, we know that the addition of a new full-time staff member (slated to begin in early 2022) dedicated to member services and supporting our professional development programs will only improve and increase the level of service that we are able to offer to you. 

We have always been solidly conservative in our budgeting, and these changes accomplish two things: catching up with an overdue increase in dues and shifting to a more equitable fee structure for the overwhelming majority of our member schools with staffs of fewer than five. We thank you for your understanding as we make these adjustments over the next two years.