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About Me: Jessica, GDipPA Class of 2023

Quick Info

  • Previous degree: Rotman Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Specialist/Economics Minor, University of Toronto, 2023

Why did you decide to study the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting program?

I joined the GDipPA program because it allows me to write my CFE up to 12 months earlier in comparison to me doing the PEP modules on my own. Since I completed 4 PEP modules before I start full-time, it also reduces the stress of having to work and study at the same time.

What are your main reasons for choosing Rotman?

  1. Case-based approach
  2. Complete Core 1, Core 2, and 2 Electives in 12 weeks
  3. Location of the program

What are you looking forward to most in the program?

I look forward to developing my case writing skills and making life-long friendships with my classmates.

What is the highlight of the Rotman experience?

My most memorable moment was on the last day of class, when my entire section sang Happy Birthday to me, and we had Timbits after!

What would you say to someone considering choosing the GdipPA?

The Rotman GDipPA gives you a head start to case writing and will set you up for success for the CFE!


The Rotman Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDipPA) is a CPA Accredited 12-week summer program that helps prepare you for the Common Final Examination (CFE) and satisfies the four modules of the CPA PEP.

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