University Graduate Student Registration

Congratulations. You have completed your degree and are taking the next step to becoming a CPA.

As a graduate, you should apply for CPA Ontario student registration under the University Graduate category. Apply as a University Graduate if you are in your final semester or have completed all requirements towards a degree at a post-secondary institution (university or college).

Not sure if this is the right category for you? Take our quiz and we can help point you in the right direction.

How do I register as a University Graduate?

Sign up

Sign up through My Portal.

Select registration category

Select the registration category ‘University Graduate’.

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$675 + GST/HST$125 + GST/HST
July 1-October 31$340 + 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.