Application Information

Please review the AAFS, Section, and status requirements in detail prior to beginning the application process.

Application Timeline

Completed Application Deadline

October 1

Application Review

October - February

Application Final Approvals/Denials

February Annual Board of Directors Meeting

Any application received after the October 1 deadline will be considered for the following year. 

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the application and supporting documentation are submitted to the AAFS office by the deadline.

The required application fee must accompany the application form. The application fee is a one-time fee. This fee is waived when an application to promote is submitted. If your application is approved in February, you will receive a dues invoice with your notification of approval; membership is activated upon membership dues payment.

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