Qualifications & Requirements

 

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honors organization for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems majors or MAcc and MIS students.

*Please note that you can become a candidate immediately after meeting the application requirements, applying, and paying the candidate dues. However, before you can become a member, you must have spent at least one semester as a candidate regardless of whether you currently meet the membership requirements.

1.  Minimum Requirements for Application

In order to apply to become a Candidate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems major
  • Have a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Be on track to complete at least your 45th credit hour during the semester of application
  • Be enrolled in or have passed Accounting Principles II (or FINN/ISYS major equivalent)

2.  To Become a Member

  • Maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Be on track to complete at least your 45th credit hour
  • Pass Accounting Principles II with a C or higher
  • Be enrolled in Accounting Intermediate I or higher (or FINN/ISYS major equivalent)
  • Complete a minimum of 12 Professional hours
  • Complete a minimum of 12 Community Service hours
  • Pay Candidate dues

3.  Requirements to Maintain Membership Status

  • Maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 10 Professional hours
  • Complete a minimum of 10 Community Service hours
  • Pay Member dues

4.  Qualifying Professional and Community Service Hours

The bulk of professional hours are earned through attending weekly meetings (1 hour each week). You will also receive professional hours for participating in Meet the Employers, Beta Alpha Psi-de Out, and the Annual Bowl-A-Thon. You may also earn professional hours by participating in our Beta Buddies Mentor Program either as a mentor or a mentee. Community service hours will be communicated to members in our weekly email communications as well as through the use of our website. Community service hours will be a mix of donations as well as service projects performed as a chapter. Each academic semester, candidates and members are allowed to record up to a maximum of five outside professional hours and five outside community service hours. Community service events being advertised by our chapter communications will count towards inside hours, but each student can receive credit for outside hours earned for other events by submitting proper documentation to our Reporting Secretary.

5.  Candidate and Membership Dues

In order to maintain candidate and membership status, you must successfully pay dues to the Treasurer each semester. If dues are not paid on time, you will incur a $10.00 late fee and if you are a candidate, your initiation will be postponed.

  • Candidate Dues: $85.00
  • Member Dues: $45.00

Dues pay for your membership fee to the Beta Alpha Psi National Office, as well as weekly meeting dinners and a Beta Alpha Psi t-shirt. Our dues also allow our chapter to host all of our events and provide Outstanding Candidate and Outstanding Member award scholarships year after year. This semester, the deadline to pay dues is September 12th.  

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