FAQ

 

How does the membership level work (for undergraduate students)?

  • Candidate: your first semester joining BAP, you are considered a Candidate regardless of your accounting level.
  • Initiate: after completing your first semester in BAP, you will be considered an initiate during your semesters enrolled in accounting 351 and 352.
  • Up for Membership: Once you have successfully completed accounting 352 (or currently hold an executive position), you will be invited to the initiation dinner where you will take your final pledge in front of the accounting board and faculty advisors to become an official BAP member!
  • Member: Once you have attended the initiation dinner and taken your pledge, you will be considered an initiated member!

**Let’s say that you join BAP while enrolled in ACCT 352. You will be considered a Candidate for that semester. Next semester (if you successfully complete 352), you will skip up to Up for Membership.

How does the membership level work (for master’s students)?

  • Candidate: your first semester joining BAP, you are considered a Candidate regardless of your accounting level.
  • Initiate: during your second semester enrolled in the master’s program you will be considered an initiate.
  • Up for Membership: Once you have completed your second semester in BAP as a master’s student (your third semester), you will be invited to the initiation dinner.
  • Member: Once you have attended the initiation dinner and made your pledge, you will be considered an initiated member!

How does the Point System work? (Technology Administrator oversees Point Sheet)

  • 45 points total // 1.2 point = 1 hour
  • BAP Professional Points (BAP PP): 15 points are required of BAP PP. These events include the mandatory events, Candidates Integration Day, Saturday Seminar I, and Saturday Seminar II, which totals 13 points. BAP PP consists of any event hosted by BAP that includes professionals attending (Wednesday Meetings and BAP hosted firm tours).
  • Professional Points (PP): 10 points are required of non-professional points. These events include resume workshop, mock interviews, and meet the firm’s. Also, any meetings or firm tours hosted by other professional organizations. Any event with professionals you attend is considered to be a professional event.
  • Tutoring Points: You are required to put in a minimum of 5 points worth of tutor time during BAP tutoring hours. Tutoring location and time are posted on the tutoring page.
  • Community Service Points: A community service event is hosted by BAP once a month during the semester (typically 3 events). 10 points are required of Community Service. You may do community service privately (must show proof with signature of authority figure in charge of where you performed your services) or by other organizations (AA also offers community service). Community service opportunities are posted throughout the semester, so keep an eye out for emails.
  • Admin Points (AP): 5 points are required for admin points. Admin points can be achieved by attending our technical meetings or by attending social events as well as helping put together BAP events. For example, arriving 30 min early to help pick up breakfast for Candidates Integration Day.

**Points do not carry over to other kinds of points!

**If you have a total of 57 points, but failed to complete another point requirement (for example, you did no tutoring) you will be put on probation. All areas of points must be completed.

How does probation work?

  • If you fail to complete all areas of points required or if your GPA falls below BAP standards, you will be placed on probation the following semester. If you fail to complete all areas of points required or fail to raise your GPA to BAP standards the semester you are on probation, you will be removed from BAP.

**It is possible to be removed when you are Up for Membership!

How do I get my sash for graduation?

  • Sashes are for Initiated Members the semester you are expected to walk, you will be contacted to fill out a sash form. If you are currently enrolled in CSUN the semester you expect to walk, and fail to pay for membership, you will need to pay your membership due ($30) in addition to the sash fee. If you were not contacted, please contact vicepresident.membership@csunbap.org