University of Guelph


Program Information

School:University of Guelph
Faculty:College of Business and Economics
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Accounting
Description:Prepare yourself for a highly respected professional designation that will help pave the way for you to become a successful senior business executive, start your own business, or make partner in an accounting firm. Guelph's accounting program is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. We offer all of the undergraduate courses required for entry into the CPA PEP (Professional Education Program). In addition to courses in accounting, you will have the opportunity to develop a secondary area of focus such as leadership, real estate & housing, public management, hospitality and tourism management and human resources management. Your studies in this major will provide you with industry specific knowledge and essential professional skills. Upon graduating, you'll have the option of completing a 4-month graduate diploma in accounting that will help you further stand out in your job search.

URL:Accounting at University of Guelph
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1( 2 semesters) of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, MHF4U, one additional 4U math, and 3 additional 4U or 4M courses. To view admission requirements for students residing in provinces outside of Ontario, please visit:

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if: your primary or first language is not English, and you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system. If you are required to provide evidence of English proficiency, you must meet one of the following four proficiency requirements: IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6; TOEFL - Internet-based with a minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21; MELAB with a minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83 (in addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)); CAEL with a minimum overall band score of 70; successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10); or PTE with a minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component. Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You will also be considered as having met the English Proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 19, 2016

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