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American Academy of Forensic Sciences

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) offers student memberships at a discounted rate.  The application fee is $25 and the membership cost is $55 per year.  During your membership you will receive valuable information about what is going on in the world of forensics, annual conference information you can participate in, and be able to show membership on your resume.  Below is the information on becoming a Student Affiliate:

 

STUDENT AFFILIATE: Both at the time of application and at the time the application is being considered for approval, an applicant for Student Affiliate status must be enrolled fulltime in an undergraduate or graduate program that would support a forensic science career accepted by the section to which application is being made. The applicant must meet these requirements at the time of application and at the time the application is being considered for approval the following February. Each Student Affiliate must certify eligibility annually.

 

Your application must provide all of the information required by the AAFS and by the section you are applying. Carefully review both the AAFS and Section Requirements. Refer to the individual section requirements for detailed instructions. If references are not mentioned, they are not required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to distribute the form to the recommenders who must return them directly to the AAFS by the October 1 deadline.

 

To access the Application for Membership and Reference Form, click here.