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Providing Proof of Status

Student

Proof of status must include school name, student name and current course enrollment with credit hour details

You may provide one of the following types of documentation as proof of status:

  • Official or unofficial transcript 
  • Letter from advisor (signed and recently dated)
  • Letter from registrar (signed and recently dated)
  • Third-Party Enrollment Certificate (must include current semester dates and a minimum of half-time student stats)

(A student ID or tuition receipt does not qualify as acceptable proof of student status.)

Documentation should confirm that you meet the Student requirements:

  • Enrolled in a degree program. 
  • Taking at least six credit hours (undergraduate degree) or three credit hours (graduate degree) per semester or comparable credits in a quarter system. 

Student membership is available for up to six years per degree.

Early-Career Professional

You may provide one of the following types of documentation as proof of status:

  • Copy of degree/diploma
  • Official or unofficial transcript

Documentation must include the name of the college or university you attended and the date of graduation which must be within the past 24 months in order to join as an ECP member.

Discounted Regular Member

You may provide one of the following types of documentation as proof of status of gross salary under $45,000 per year:

  • Letter from employer
  • Copy of pay stub
  • Copy of W2 form

How to submit proof of status

Proof of status may be uploaded when completing your online membership. 
Please note: When uploading proof of status, please do not use screen shots. Acceptable formats include Word documents and PDF files.

You may also send your proof of status via email or fax it to 202-777-2520.