Prospective Students

Prospective Students

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The CAAP Program will open the 2019 application for both the Weekend and Summer Program in January.

The CAAP Program consists of eight undergraduate level accounting courses to be completed in either our summer or weekend program. All courses are held on campus at Santa Clara University.

Please feel free to contact our office directly at caap@scu.edu or by phone at (408) 554-4522 should you have any questions. 

The Summer 2018 calendar is now available. Click here to be taken to the schedule.

The Summer Program consists of eight undergraduate courses that are completed in approximately 14 weeks. Of the eight courses, seven are required to receive the certificate (ACTG 181-187). ACTG 180 is strongly recommended for students who have not taken university-level accounting courses in the past year, and is required for students who have not previously taken any accounting courses. If you would like to petition to waive ACTG 180 please contact the CAAP Admissions Team directly at CAAP@scu.edu or (408) 554-4522.

Students attend class for four hours on Monday-Friday, in either an AM or PM session. The AM session begins at 9AM and runs until 1PM. The PM session begins at 2:30PM and runs until 6:30PM. If enrollment does not warrant two sessions, there will only be an AM session.

Students are encouraged to limit non-academic activities (e.g. work) while enrolled in the Summer CAAP program, and should anticipate six to eight hours of daily out-of-class study.

In order to successfully complete the program, students must receive a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 as well as a passing grade in each individual class. A course grade of less than C- requires a meeting with the CAAP Faculty Director to obtain permission to continue in the program. Two grades of less than C- will result in automatic dismissal from the program. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency from Santa Clara University.

Priority consideration will be given to students who enroll in the entire certificate program (ACTG 181-187). Individuals who can demonstrate the need for specific accounting classes will be accommodated on a space available basis. Such students should contact the CAAP Program Director at (408) 554-4522 or by email at CAAP@scu.edu.

The 2018 - 2019 Weekend Program calendar is now available. Click here to be taken to the schedule.

The Weekend Program consists of eight undergraduate courses that are completed in approximately nine months. Of the eight courses, seven are required to receive the certificate (ACTG 181-187). ACTG 180 is strongly recommended for students who have not taken university-level accounting courses in the past year, and is required for students who have not previously taken any accounting courses. If you would like to petition to waive ACTG 180 please contact the CAAP Admissions Team directly at CAAP@scu.edu or (408) 554-4522.
 
Students in the weekend program take the courses from September through June on either Saturdays (cohort 1) or Sunday (cohort 2). Students meet in class on either Saturday or Sunday (not both) for eight hours each day: from 9AM - 6PM with a one-hour break. Each course lasts about five weeks. 

In order to successfully complete the program, students must receive a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 as well as a passing grade in each individual class. A course grade of less than C- requires a meeting with the CAAP Faculty Director to obtain permission to continue in the program. Two grades of less than C- will result in automatic dismissal from the program. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency from Santa Clara University.

Individuals who can demonstrate the need for specific accounting classes will be accommodated on a space available basis. Such students should contact the CAAP Program Director at (408) 554-4522 or by email at CAAP@scu.edu. Priority consideration will be given to students who enroll in the entire certificate program (ACTG 181-187).

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