(a) Semester members: students who have met the required eligibility standards during the preceding semester and who have made proper application for membership.
(b) Life (sealbearer) members: Students completing senior high school work in 5 or 6 semesters (not including grade 9) must earn CSF membership in at least 4 of the last 5 or 6 semesters; one of those semester memberships must be earned with senior grades. (Grades earned in the final semester, just before graduation, may be used to meet this requirement. More information can be downloaded through the CSF Sealbearer link on the right)
(c) Associate members shall be second semester ninth graders and first semester tenth graders whose grades meet CSF requirements, or junior high transfers in their first semester of attendance who are Honor Members of the California Junior Scholarship Federation. No student may be an associate member after the first sophomore semester. Associate members must be allowed full semester membership privileges with the exception that this membership cannot count toward life (sealbearer) membership.
(d) Advisory members shall be those faculty members who have been named by their principals to oversee and direct the activities of their respective chapters.