Admissions for summer 2022 open on October 1, 2021


COVID-19 & Admissions 2021 and 2022
Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, many universities have offered an S/U option for impacted courses. For admission to the McGill GCPA program in 2021 and 2022, we will recognize S/U grades for all prerequisite courses completed in winter 2020 (January to April 2020), as long as the overall minimum GCPA requirement is met. Please note that all other S/U grades in any prerequisite course will not be accepted as having met the minimum requirements for admission into the program.

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 2022 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get the latest Covid-19 updates and learn what to expect for McGill’s return to campus this Fall, 2021.

For Desautels specific updates please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.

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