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Newly Accepted Students

Congratulations and welcome to the McGill Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (CPA) Program!

Chartered Professional Accountants play leadership roles in public practice, business, industry, government and education. We hope you will find our program both challenging and rewarding.

Accepting Your Offer of Admission

Students admitted to the CPA Program are required to submit a Registration Deposit Fee of $300 CAN (Visa or Master Card) when confirming acceptance on uApply. This fee is applied towards tuition fees, and is non-refundable.

Deadline for confirming your acceptance and Registration Fee Deposit is March 10th 2014, or the date stated on your conditional letter of acceptance.

Any applicant who fails to confirm on Minerva by the date specified in the acceptance letter will forfeit their space in the program, and will be required to re-apply.


  • Accept your offer of admission on-line using your uApply account, and pay the confirmation deposit where applicable.
  • Arrange for an official copy of your complete university academic record to be submitted directly by each institution you have attended. These official transcripts must be addressed to:

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McGill University
McLennan Library Building
3415 McTavish Street (corner Sherbrooke St. West)

  • Make sure that you read carefully your offer of admission letter and familiarize yourself with any outstanding conditions. Please take the necessary steps to address all outstanding conditions as early as possible.

 Graduate Welcome site - useful information to start your graduate life at McGill: Visit our site for newly admitted graduate students. It's packed with useful information to support your success as a graduate student at McGill. 

Professional Education Program

In addition to being registered in the CPA Program at McGill students must also register as a candidate with the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (OCPAQ). Registration will give you access educational material, and the Securexam software as well as formally register you as a candidate in the profession. You will need to register as soon as you start the CPA program in May, but we recommend you do not register before April 1st to avoid paying membership dues for the 2013-2014 year (the OCPAQ membership year begins on April 1st). For fees and registration information, please see the OCPAQ site. We will review the process at Orientation.

Dates for the Summer 2014 Term

The summer 2014 semester will start on Monday May 5th with a mandatory Orientation session; the last day of exams will be no later than Friday July 25th. The class schedule may vary from week to week depending on the activities of the week. There may be classes during the day from Monday to Friday and occasionally in the evenings Monday to Thursday. A detailed calendar for the summer will be available at Orientation on May 5th

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