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Membership Requirements

 Taken directly from bap.org, the National Beta Alpha Psi website.


Section 1. Degree-seeking undergraduate students and non-degree post-baccalaureate students at institutions where a chapter is located shall be eligible for candidate status after they (at a minimum):

  • Have declared a concentration in accounting, finance or information systems (or have stated an intention to declare a concentration in accounting, finance or information systems).
  • Have completed at least one year of collegiate courses (30+ semester hours or equivalent).
  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0) or the equivalent or for non-U.S. institutions have attained an honors distinction utilized by their institution deemed to be equivalent by the BAP Board of Directors.

Section 2. Degree-seeking graduate students (e.g. M.P.A., M.Acc., M.B.A., M.S. and Ph.D., etc.) at institutions where a chapter is located shall be eligible for membership if they:

  • Are majoring, concentrating or have a stated interest in accounting, finance or information systems.
  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average in their graduate courses of at least 3.0 (where A is equal to 4.0) or equivalent.

Section 3. Full-time, academically or professionally qualified members of the accounting, finance or information systems faculty at institutions where a chapter is located are eligible for initiation as faculty members.

Section 4. Persons exhibiting those qualities that Beta Alpha Psi fosters and who have achieved prominence in the fields of accounting, finance or information systems, or have contributed significantly of their time and talent to Beta Alpha Psi or its local chapters are eligible for election as honorary members.

Section 5. Local chapters may establish a local chapter candidate time period and other more restrictive requirements for membership.