Candidates

Candidate Requirements

To be inducted into the Utah State University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the following requirements must be completed within one semester, fall or spring (with the exception of ACCT 3110, which must be completed prior to one’s candidacy semester).

  • Completed ACCT 3110 – unless a masters student
  • Overall GPA 3.20
  • Accounting GPA 3.40
  • Attendance at all professional meetings (May miss one if approved by an officer)
    • Fall: 6-8 meetings
    • Spring: 4-6 meetings
  • Attendance at the initiation banquet
  • Participation in one Beta Alpha Psi committee
  • Participation in Beta Alpha Psi mentoring program
  • Service minutes with Beta Alpha Psi
    • Fall: 600 Beta Alpha Psi service minutes, with at least 300 minutes in the accounting tutor lab and participation in the official BAP service project
    • Spring: 900 minutes Beta Alpha Psi service minutes, with at least 600 minutes of VITA, 60 minutes in the accounting tutor lab, and participation in spring service project
  • $55 one-time national dues
  • $25 chapter dues per semester
    • Make checks payable to Beta Alpha Psi and give to Mary Ann in the School of Accountancy office on the 5th floor of the business building 

Please email us with any questions: bap.usu@gmail.com

Outstanding Candidate Requirements

One individual each semester is recognized as the “outstanding candidate” for going above and beyond the requirements. The outstanding candidate receives a cash prize at the initiation banquet. Honorable mentions are also awarded. To be considered an outstanding candidate, you must complete the following in addition to the candidate requirements:

  • Complete 200 additional minutes of Beta Alpha Psi service
  • Be a member or affiliate of a professional organization outside of Beta Alpha Psi (UACPA, AICPA, IMA, FPA, etc.)