Please Note: This program is not funded by the Ministry, and is not eligible for OSAP.
Students who have completed a 120 credit-hour Bachelor of Commerce degree that is substantially equivalent to the Seneca IAF degree and with a major in accounting that meets CPA's prerequisite subject area coverage for admission to PEP will have the opportunity to pursue the CPA designation by combining their degree with the Professional Accountancy graduate program. This 15-week program will take you directly to the Capstone 1 module, with exemptions from Core 1, Core 2, and the Elective modules of the CPA PEP.
For more information about the CPA designation and its educational requirements, please visit www.cpaontario.ca/.
For Programs within the School of Accounting and Financial Services, the CPA policy of a ten-year course currency of education is applied as part of the Seneca Life of a Credit (academic policy), and credits completed more than 10 years prior to an application for transfer credit or equivalency will not be considered.
ACY is a certificate program at the graduate level and acceptance into the program is a competitive process. Minimum admission requirements include completion of the CPA-Accredited stream in Seneca's Bachelor of Commerce – International Accounting and Finance (IAF) degree, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 60% in each the non-core courses and a minimum 65% in each of the core courses and overall average of 70% being calculated on the core courses (listed below). Please note that meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
Students who wish to enter this program having completed a degree at another post-secondary institution (i.e. applicants that have not completed the Seneca Bachelor of Commerce- IAF program) may be granted admission following a review of their official transcript(s) and supporting documentation (including course outlines) to verify that the courses completed developed the equivalent competencies to those developed in the IAF stream of core and non-core courses and that the minimum grade requirements have been met.
In addition to past academic performance admissions decisions may take into consideration personal qualities including leadership experience and abilities, communication skills, motivation, demonstration of perseverance and resilience during academic studies, as well as and commitment to the larger community and the accounting profession.
Students must complete the CPA-accredited stream of courses in the IAF degree, or equivalent, with a minimum 65% grade in each of the core courses and 60% grade in each of the non-core courses. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the core courses is required.
The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.
Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.
Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.
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