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, finance, business analytics or digital technology course level.*
  • Initiate: After completing your first semester in BAP, you will be considered an initiate during your semesters enrolled in ACCT 351 and 352 for accounting majors, enrolled in your 3rd/4th/5th upper-division finance course for finance majors, enrolled in IS 431 or IS 435 (or any replacement courses for said courses) for information systems majors.
  • Up for Membership: Once you have successfully completed ACCT 352 for accounting majors, completed 5 upper-division finance courses for finance majors, completed IS 431 or 435 (or any replacement courses for said courses) for information systems majors, 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, Weekend Seminar I, and Weekend Seminar II. BAP PP consists of any event hosted by BAP that includes professionals attending (Wednesday/Thursday Meetings and BAP hosted firm tours).
  • Professional Points (PP): 10 points are required of PP. These events include resume workshops, mock interviews, and Meet the Firms. PP consists of 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 (TP)**: 5 points are required of Tutoring. These events include 350 Midterm tutoring and 350 Finals tutoring. Tutoring location and time are posted on the tutoring page. You may tutor privately as long as there is no monetary exchange.
  • Community Service Points (CSP): 10 points are required of Community Service. A community service event is typically hosted by BAP once a month during the semester (typically 3 events). 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, Canvas Announcements, or Instagram posts. 
  • Admin Points (AP): 5 points are required for Admin. Admin points can be fulfilled through BAP organizational meetings, BAP social events, or assisting directors. These events include BAP elections or admin hours. For example, arriving 30 min early to help pick up breakfast for Candidates Integration Day.

*Additional BAP PP will overflow into PP. 

**Additional TP will overflow into CSP 

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 [email protected]