Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Two future CPA’s from the COAP Program, Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus) Photo credit: Ebby Agu for NYSSCPA

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching (see deadlines below) for those who want to study on a college campus in New York State this summer for five days, free of charge.

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The Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program, or COAP, teaches students about college life in the context of pursuing a career in accounting.

The free program will be held in June and July and is targeting groups underrepresented in the accounting field. It is part of the New York State Society of CPA’s Foundation for Accounting Education.

According to a statement released by COAP, students will encounter a curriculum of business and personal development courses taught by top industry professionals. They will visit corporations, accounting firms, and government agencies. Housing, meals and field trips will be provided by each campus.

COAP participants are eligible to apply for a COAP college scholarship of $2,000 a year for up to five years. Students must study accounting at a school in New York State with the goal of becoming a certified public accountant.

Locations and upcoming application deadlines:

COAP Pace (Pace University) — Manhattan Campus

Saturday, June 27  – Wednesday, July 1,  2015

Application Deadline — March 30, 2015

COAP Adelphi (Adelphi University)

Saturday, June 27 – Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Application Deadline — April 1, 2015

COAP St. John’s (St. John’s University — Staten Island Campus)
Sunday, July 19 – Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Application Deadline — April 17, 2015

COAP St. John’s (St. John’s University — Queens Campus)
Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Application Deadline — April 17, 2015

COAP LIU (Long Island University) – Brooklyn Campus
Sunday, June 28 – Thursday, July 2, 2015
Application Deadline — April 17, 2015

COAP Buffalo (SUNY University at Buffalo)
Sunday, June 28- Thursday July 2, 2015
Application Deadline — April 17, 2015

COAP Syracuse (SUNY Oswego)
Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Application Deadline — April 24, 2015

COAP New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz)
Friday, June 26 and Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2015
Application Deadline — May 15, 2015

COAP Westchester (Westchester Community College)
Monday, June 29 – Thursday July 2, 2015
Application Deadline — May 18, 2015

COAP RIT — (Rochester Institute of Technology)
TBD – Application Pending

COAP Northeast (SUNY University at Albany)
Monday, June 29 — Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Application Pending

For more information, go to www.nysscpa.org.