Whether you are a business or non-business university graduate, a career-changer, or an internationally-educated student, this program is designed for you!
The unique Odette CA Pathway provides students who already hold a four-year bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete the requirements for a professional accounting designation within four semesters (approximately 16 months) and without having to earn a second degree. Students holding three-year degrees can also complete this program – but may require a slightly longer timeline.
The following seven steps contain important information and make it easy for you to register.
1) Contact Odette to discuss your interest in becoming a CA
Contact Prof. Jim Stevens, Odette Director of Professional Accounting Programs to discuss the program and find out how it fits your ambitions.
2) Documentation Required by Odette
Provide Odette with an unofficial transcript for an initial evaluation and creation of a tentative individualized education plan that works for you. Feel free to drop off your transcript in person or use the contact information provided in Step 1.
3) Apply for Admission to the University of Windsor
Begin the application process at the University of Windsor (UWindsor) by enrolling in the appropriate Odette program specified in your individualized education plan.
Important note: Admission to UWindsor is selective and based on your educational background. You must be granted admittance before continuing the remaining steps.
To allow for completion of the admission process and to ensure priority registration in classes, students intending to follow the preferred sequencing are strongly encouraged to apply for admission by May 31. While we welcome and will process all applications, we are unable to guarantee class registrations for those granted admission with other start dates or who apply after May 31 for a September start.
4) Register in your Courses at Odette
After enrolling at UWindsor, log in to my.UWindsor.ca to register for the specific business courses outlined in your individualized education plan. Click here to review the preferred sequencing for CA Pathway courses.
5) Exchange of Information between Odette and the Institute
Complete the form authorizing Odette and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) to share and discuss information about 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 5, and proof of admission to UWindsor from Step 3.
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 application fee, assuming that you are otherwise eligible.
>> ICAO-Odette CA Pathway Student Registration Form (coming soon)
You must also provide the Institute with the following documents:
For additional information, please visit the ICAO-Odette CA Pathway webpage here.