FAQ: Reach100 Student Membership Challenge

What is Reach100?
Reach100 is a nationwide call to membership and a way for your school to show that its students are APTA members.

When does Reach100 begin/end?
Reach100 begins on January 20, 2014, and ends on April 30, 2014.

How does my school participate?
It's easy! Submit a signed entry form (.pdf) and a student roster of all the student members in your program. All entry forms must be signed by a faculty member.

Why should our school participate?
Why not? It's quick, easy and rewarding! You'll a get the chance to win cool prizes. When APTA confirms that your school is a participating program, we send a certificate and electronic web button to your school and we give your school a national shout-out on social media, our website, and on a banner at national conferences.

What do the Platinum, Gold, and Silver Levels mean?
All schools at the Platinum Level have 100% APTA membership among students, all schools at the Gold Level have 90% membership or higher, and all schools at the Silver Level have 80% membership or higher.

If my school is at the Gold or Silver Level, can we move up to the next level?
Yes! Simply let us know that additional students have joined or renewed their membership, and we'll recalculate the percentages.

Who can participate in Reach100?
Any physical therapist (PT) student, physical therapist assistant (PTA) student, or faculty member can participate by submitting the entry form and roster.

My school already requires APTA membership. Can we still participate?
Yes! We understand that some schools may have an advantage, which is why we raffle many more individual prizes—giving student members in all participating programs more chances to win, regardless of whether the school has 80%, 90%, or 100% membership among students.

My school always has had 100% membership among students. So we already should be in Reach100, right?
Not exactly. Many schools meet the requirements for Reach100, but some forget to submit their entry form and student roster. We want you to get actively involved in this process, too, giving you another chance to get to know APTA members at your school.

We're not sure how many student members we have.
That's okay. Submit an entry form and a roster of all the students in your program anyway. APTA can help determine the number of student members at your school.

Where do we send entry materials?
Mail them to Reach100, 1111 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314; e-mail them to Reach100@apta.org; or fax them to 703/706-8536.

How do I know my school has qualified for a level in Reach100?
Contact people listed on the form will receive a confirmation e-mail from APTA. You also can check out the Participating Programs list at any time, or send an e-mail to Reach100@apta.org to see if APTA has received your entry form.

Can we send in my class roster only?
Sorry. To be fair, we need all 3 classes of PT students and both classes of PTA students in order to meet eligibility requirements.

Do you check every student?
Yes. We go through the student roster to ensure that it is consistent with the entry form.

What prizes are being offered in the weekly and grand prize raffles?
Weekly raffle prizes will be either a $50 APTA gift certificate or a $50 Amazon.com gift card. There are 3 grand prize raffles; prizes include an iPad, iPad mini, or $250 Amazon.com gift card.

How to we submit photos for the photo contest?
E-mail photos to Reach100@apta.org before March 31, 2014.

Can I submit a photo after April 1?
Yes, but we encourage you to send your photo earlier, because people will have the chance to "like" their favorite photo during the month of April. So, when you submit your photo early, you better your chance of winning.

Can we still participate in the photo contest even if our school didn't qualify?
Sure! Participating in the photo contest may get more students at your school excited to become members.

My question isn't listed here. Who can I contact?
E-mail Reach100@apta.org or call 800/999-2782, ext. 8577 for additional information.

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