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International Applicants


International transcripts must be evaluated by any California Board of Accountancy approved agency found at Evaluations must show a U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency and final cumulative grade point average. Applicants must possess the foreign equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

A minimum level of English proficiency is required to study in the Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) program. To be considered for admission,a student must submit TOEFL exam results with a minimum score of 90 (iBT). English courses completed at a community college or U.S. university do not fulfill this requirement.

You are exempt from this requirement if you are from a country whose official language is English or if your Bachelor's (or Master's, if applicable) degree was completed at an institution in which English is the primary language of instruction. However, all applicants may be asked to provide further evidence of English proficiency as needed and you may be required to speak with the program director for advanced counseling prior to an admissions decision.

Note:  Applicants whose native language is English need not submit TOEFL scores.

You should have your scores sent to Santa Clara University – Leavey School of Business.
Institution code: 4851, Department code: 02

The Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) program is offered via a part-time weekend schedule.  As such, international students are ineligible to apply since US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirements for international students mandate full-time enrollment in academic programs. Visas cannot be issued for the Summer CAAP program.

The Leavey School of Business offers graduate programs which may serve the needs of international students and for which they may be eligible.  International students interested in these programs should contact the Graduate Business area at or 408-554-4539.