Why should I join BAP?


As a member of the Zeta Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow majors—people who you may be in a position to hire one day or work alongside in the future.

  • Membership in BAP is a fantastic addition to your resume.
  • Opportunity to network with professionals after every meeting (with free pizza).
  • Valuable professional skills developed through Mock Interviews*, networking conversations, and access to chapter resources.
  • Opportunities for leadership and professional development activities including Competition Team, Chapter Operations Presentations, and Project Run With It.
  • Weekly presentations by public accounting firms and industry professionals.
  • Long-lasting relationships with accounting faculty and with other accounting students developed through membership.
  • Opportunity to run for an officer position starting at the end of your final semester of candidacy.
  • Opportunities to attend regional and national BAP meetings.
  • Intrinsic value of community outreach through volunteer service activities.
  • BAP is highly regarded in the accounting community.

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How to Become a Candidate


Candidates for membership in the Zeta Gamma Chapter must meet the following requirements:

1. Declare a major in accounting (or have stated an intention to do so).

2. Be enrolled in Principles of Accounting II or a higher-level accounting course, and have at least:

3. One of the following GPA requirements:
     a) Have attained a cumulative grade average of 3.0,
     b) Have attained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recent 15 semester hours

4. Complete/submit the following to a Faculty Advisor by September 30 (Fall) or February 28 (Spring):
    a) Candidate Information Sheet
    b) Candidate dues of $120
    c) Copy of MTSU unofficial transcript with your name on it


From Candidate to Member


Requirements to Become a Member

In order to become a Member, a Candidate must complete the following requirements for each semester of Candidacy:

1. Complete Faculty Signature Sheet submitted to the Faculty Advisors by the last day of class during the first semester of Candidacy.

2. Earn a minimum of 18 total hours of professional activities and service activities:
     a) A minimum of 8 hours of professional activities (includes chapter meetings with professional speakers)
     b) A minimum of 8 hours of service activities (sponsored by the chapter)
     c) The additional 2 hours can be earned in either professional or service activities

3. Meet the following GPA requirements:
     a) Be enrolled in Intermediate Accounting I or a higher-level accounting course
     b) Attain a cumulative GPA in upper level accounting classes of at least a 3.0
     c) One of the following:
          I. Have attained at least a cumulative grade average of 3.0, or
        II. Have attained at least a 3.25 cumulative grade average on the most recent 30 semester hours

** Candidates in Principals of Accounting II must complete two semesters of candidacy.


Maintaining Active Membership


Requirements to Maintain Active Membership

In order to maintain active Membership, Members must fulfill the following requirements each semester:

Earn a minimum of 16 total hours of professional activities and service activities:
     a) A minimum of 8 hours of professional activities (includes chapter meetings with professional speakers)
     b) A minimum of 8 hours of service activities (sponsored by the chapter)