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Odette CA Pathway
Odette CA Pathway
New Odette CA Pathway at the University of Windsor
Whether you are a non-business/non-accounting university graduate, a career-changer, or an internationally-educated student, this program is designed for you!
In partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (Institute), the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business (Odette) now offers to those who hold a four-year bachelor degree the opportunity to meet the Institute’s 51 credit-hour requirement [link to web page when posting] by completing a uniquely designed and attractive CA Pathway.
Your Odette CA Pathway provides you with a study program tailored to your specific needs without having to earn a second degree. It can be completed within four semesters or about 16 months. If you hold a three-year university degree, it might take a little longer.
The following seven steps contain important information and make it easy for you to register.
1. Your Pathway to Becoming a CA Begins Here!
Contact Professor Jim Stevens, Odette’s Director of Professional Accounting Programs to discuss the Odette CA Pathway and find out how it fits your ambitions!
Prof. Jim Stevens
2. Documentation Required by Odette
Provide Odette with an unofficial university transcript for an initial evaluation and creation of a tentative Odette CA Pathway that is designed just for you. Feel free to drop off your transcript in person or use the contact information provided in Step 1.
Odette will also require the information that the Institute will provide in Step 6 below to finalize your Odette CA Pathway.
3. Apply for Admission at Odette
Begin the application process at the University of Windsor and register for admission in the Odette CA Pathway that is uniquely designed with you in mind. .
Important note: Admission to the University of Windsor is selective and based on your educational background. You must be granted admittance before continuing the remaining steps.
4. Register in your Courses at Odette
After enrolling at the University of Windsor, log into myUWindsor.ca to register for the specific business courses outlined your individualized education plan.
5. Exchange of Information Between Odette and the Institute
Complete the form authorizing Odette and the Institute to share and discuss information related to your application.
6. Documentation Required by the Institute
Initiate a transcript assessment with the Institute. You will need to provide the Authorization Form from Step 4, and proof of admission to the University of Windsor from Step 3.
The Institute will perform a preliminary evaluation of your unofficial degree(s) documents and determine course exemptions and courses needed to meet the Institute’s 51 credit-hour requirement. This preliminary evaluation will be shared with Odette and become part of your unique Odette CA Pathway. The fee for this preliminary evaluation is:
You will then be ready to complete your uniquely designed Odette CA Pathway. Make sure that you maintain an overall minimum “B –” grade point average in all of your required CA courses (the calculation of this overall GPA will also include any CA-recognized courses that were completed during your undergraduate studies at a Canadian university and were confirmed in your preliminary evaluation).
7. I’ve Completed My Odette CA Pathway! What now?
Your next step is to officially register with the Institute as a CA student by completing the registration form and paying the applicable fee, assuming that you are otherwise eligible.
You must also provide the Institute with:
Your official transcripts must also confirm that you have met the Institute’s four-year, 120 credit-hour university degree, or equivalent. Employment or an accepted offer of employment in a CA Training Office is also required for registration with the Institute.
Once you have provided the necessary official documents and registered as a CA student, you will be eligible to proceed to the Institute’s Professional Program, which includes the Core Knowledge Examination (CKE), the School of Accountancy and SOA Final Examinations (SOA) , and the Uniform Evaluation (UFE).
If you apply to register as a CA Student and your registration is not approved, you may appeal this decision. Please review the student registration appeal rights given below.
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 Institute’s Membership Committee. The parties to an appeal are the individual appealing and the Registrar. The appeal shall be conducted in accordance with the Institute’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The decision of the Membership Committee is final.