University Graduate - Conditional (Non-Degree Student) Registration

As part of the CPA Ontario student registration process, you will have the option of choosing the University Graduate – Conditional (Non-Degree Student) category.

You should apply under this category only if you have completed at least 30 credit hours at a post-secondary institution (university or college) but have not yet completed all the academic requirements in the University Graduate category and are registering for the purpose of taking preparatory courses.

You will need to complete 120 credit-hours or equivalent degree before starting the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). You may be registered in this category on a conditional basis for a maximum of seven years.

How do I register as a University Graduate - Conditional (Non-Degree Student)?

Sign up

Sign up through My Portal.

Select registration category

Select the registration category ‘University Graduate - Conditional (Non-Degree Student)’.

Complete transcript assessment

Make sure you have completed a transcript assessment.

Submit application

Submit a student registration application and complete the character/bankruptcy declarations.

Upload proof

Upload a proof of legal name document.

What do I need to know?

Do I need to submit a transcript assessment application?

Yes. If you intend to register and enrol in either the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) or the CPA Preparatory courses, you will first need a completed transcript assessment. You will need to complete a 120 credit-hour or equivalent degree before starting CPA PEP.

How long does it take to process my application?

Student registration applications typically take 10 business days once we receive all documents and payment. Processing times will take longer during peak times or if there are any character or bankruptcy declarations.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have been approved.

How much does it cost to register?

Annual Student Dues (ASD) are prorated based on the time of year an applicant applies for student registration. The registration fee and ASD are non-refundable. Visit Annual Student Dues for more information.
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November 1-June 30$600 + GST/HST$125 + GST/HST
July 1-October 31$300 + GST/HST$125 + GST/HST

Access to Records Policy

For more information on how to access your records, please see our Access to Records Policy.

Appeal rights

A decision of the Registrar not to register or reregister an individual as a student, or to deregister a student, may be appealed by the individual or student to the CPA Ontario Admission and Registration Committee. The parties to an appeal are the individual appealing and the Registrar. The appeal shall be conducted in accordance with CPA Ontario’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The decision of the Admission and Registration Committee is final.