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The application for both the 2020 Summer and Weekend Program will open January 1.

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 2019 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, beginning at 9am and running until 1pm.

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 2019-2020 Weekend Program calendars is available here.

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 Sundays in the 2019 Weekend Program. Students meet in class for eight hours on specified 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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