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CAAP Is The Place For You.


Come January 2024, the CPA Exam will transition into a new format. To prepare for this change, the program will officially take a hiatus after the conclusion of the Weekend 2022 cohort in June of 2023 for program redesign.

Santa Clara University will still support all of our current and former CAAP students. If you need assistance please reach out to us at

If you are a prospective student, please visit our contact page to sign up for our email directory for announcements regarding future cohorts and admission information.

If you represent a firm and would like to continue sharing recruitment info or job opportunities with our CAAP alumni network you may contact us at

Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP)

Our program is designed to help individuals without an accounting background gain all of the skills they need to shift into an accounting career. The CAAP curriculum is comprised of eight undergraduate-level courses that can be taken in our condensed weekend program format. Our professional development workshops and networking events will help you through the recruiting process so you can start your accounting career right after graduation.

Have any questions about the program? Feel free to contact us at!

Career Development

To ensure that you're walking out of our program with a job waiting for you, we offer:

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Professional Development
Resume, Networking, Interviewing Tips
Personalized Alumni Guidance

“I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Economics, but soon after, I realized I wanted to pursue more education in accounting. The CAAP program provided me the opportunity to engage in coursework that would equip me with the skills for a career as an accountant. Even though the summer program is very fast-paced, it is very thorough. The professors are incredible and care about the success of their students. Another great part of CAAP is the career support the program provides in the form of resume workshops and career fairs. I’m so grateful for CAAP and the doors it has opened for me; I wouldn’t have the career and life I have today without it. ”

Lucia Gomes, CAAP Summer 2021


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The CAAP Program at Santa Clara far exceeded my expectations. The quality of instruction and support I received before, during and after the program have been incredibly valuable and provided me with more confidence and opportunity than I ever expected."

Paige Silvester
CAAP Alumna

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