Applying to the GCPA Program

Graduates who hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree with major in accounting from a recognized Canadian university will be considered for direct admission into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting program. Entry to the GCPA program requires a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a B- in all the prerequisite courses. The program has limited enrolment. Admission to the program is highly competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not secure entry into the GCPA program. 

Before applying

Important! If you have not met the minimum CGPA and grade requirements of B- or are missing any of the prerequisite courses, you will be refused on the basis of not meeting all of the requirements to the GCPA program. You will be able to re-apply after you have completed all of the requirements, which would involve another online application and fee payment.

Application deadline for Summer 2020 Admission

  • February 1 for Canadian & Permanent residents
  • December 15 for International Students***
    ***For information about applying to study in Canada, immigration questions, health insurance and more, please contact International Student Services.
  • Currently, for students admitted to the full-time GCPA Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management the only complementary courses that will be offered during the program will be those that allow CPA’s to practice Public Accounting (Practice of Taxation and Assurance Services). Students wishing to pursue other CPA paths such as Financial Analysis or Performance Measurement (management accounting) should apply to the National program or the part-time program at the School of Continuing Studies.