Student membership is designed for graduate level students studying educational placement counseling or a related field, who are not yet advising students, have not yet established an independent educational consulting practice, and who do not yet qualify for another membership category in the Association.

Student Member Application Checklist

The following items are required to complete your application for review.
Documents may be uploaded to the application form or emailed to [email protected].

  • A current resumé of professional experiences.
  • Proof of current course enrollment (invoice, recent transcripts, or a current grade report is acceptable) including enrollment or completion of a minimum of two total courses.
  • Payment of $100 (credit or check) as a non-refundable application fee to be applied towards first year dues, upon acceptance. Dues are $100 annually for subsequent years.

We welcome all qualified applicants and want to make the process as smooth as possible. Let us know how we can help; contact the IECA Membership Department with any questions.


1) Membership in IECA is granted to an individual professional and not in the name of the firms, partnership, or corporation. IECA members are responsible for assuring that business letterhead and brochures clearly identify the IECA member and do not imply that other partners, associates, or employees are members.

2) A candidate’s eligibility is neither determined nor conditioned by race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, physical capabilities or handicaps, age, gender, sexual preference, or marital status.

3) In order to maintain the confidentiality of our membership files, as well as to encourage persons submitting letters of reference on behalf of potential members to be candid and honest in their evaluation of the applicant, all information, including letters of reference which are submitted to IECA shall be confidential and shall become the property of IECA, and shall not be returned or made available to the applicant, under any circumstances, after it is submitted.

4) Applications are expected to reflect, in presentation and content, the high professional and ethical standards of IECA.

5) The membership committee reserves the right to interview the applicant and/or to contact any individual or institution regarding an application, and will defer or reject those applications that contain inappropriate references, that suggest a breach of ethics, or that lack sufficient data on which the committee can make a determination.

6) Upon acceptance: a letter of acceptance, a statement of pro-rated dues and fees, and the Principles of Good Practice will be sent to the applicant. Membership in the Association becomes effective upon receipt of dues and fees following the successful completion of the application process.