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  • BAP Accountability Contract Fall 2021

Accountability Contract Fall 2021

  • BAP Online Application Fall 2021

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  • BAP Membership Dues: Pay Online Here

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Can also pay with cash or check

Should you join BAP or PAS?

Both are fantastic options. They are very similar. You attend the same meetings and have the same opportunities for both organizations. Below are a couple of differences between the two to help you decide which is a better fit.

  • Beta Alpha Psi has more requirements and responsibilities than PAS because it is the "main" organization.

    • Requirements

      • Have at least a 3.0 GPA (if you just transferred, you can use your GPA from your previous institution)

      • Have at least a 3.0 GPA in upper-level courses (300-level and beyond)

      • Enrolled in at least one 300-level ACT, FIN, or CIS course (FIN300 doesn't apply because it is a part of the COB core curriculum)

    • Responsibilities

      • Must attend all weekly meetings

        • Two absences allowed per semester. You can miss more but will have to do an extra two hours of community service for each additional missed meeting.

      • 10 hours of community service per semester

        • At least 5 BAP-sponsored hours (we will cover this more at the next meeting)

    • PAS does not have any requirements to join or any mandatory responsibilities. Anyone can join and can participate as much as they want.

  • Beta Alpha Psi has a couple of additional benefits that PAS doesn't offer.

    • Name recognition

      • BAP is a national organization, and all firms know BAP (and the requirements and responsibilities of being in it). 

    • Graduation cord (and possible stole)

    • Leadership positions 

      • Available to BAP members, but not PAS members

What is your BAP standing?

  • PAS: no BAP standing (can select N/A on application)

  • First semester in BAP: First-semester Candidate

  • Second semester in BAP: Initiate Member

  • More than Three Semesters in BAP: Active Member

BAP (Beta Alpha Psi) Membership

Candidates are accepted into the Gamma Tau Chapter during both fall and spring semesters. Any person interested in becoming a member must complete the required online application.

PAS (Professional Accounting Society)

The Professional Accounting Society (PAS) is an organization managed by Beta Alpha Psi for students interested in accounting, finance, or information systems, but unable to join Beta Alpha Psi. PAS is viewed as the pathway to Beta Alpha Psi; therefore, this organization is a great way for freshmen and sophomores to become engaged with Beta Alpha Psi prior to becoming eligible for membership. Students may continue as PAS members throughout their academic career at CSU.

 

Benefits:

  • PAS members are invited to all Beta Alpha Psi professional meetings, including the light dinner that is served prior to each meeting. Membership in PAS and attendance at these meetings will give you invaluable insight to opportunities in accounting. In addition, PAS status will distinguish you among your peers and can give you a jump start on making contacts for internships.

 

How To Apply For Membership:

  • Attend the Beta Alpha Psi Informational Meeting (usually the second Tuesday evening of the semester) for more details and to learn how to apply. 

  • To fill out forms please reference the links above in the Beta Alpha Psi section. You will need to read over the Accountability Contract, fill out the Online Application and Pay the PAS Membership Dues.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our current president, Levi Wyrick at president.csubap@gmail.com