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Press Release

Deadline For Free Summer CPA-Career Program for High School Juniors Extended

Alonza Robertson
Published Date:
Apr 22, 2013
NEW YORK (April 22, 2013) - The application deadline for public-and-private high school students interested in applying for the annual Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) summer program has been extended to May 17.
COAP is a free five-day summer program that is held at 11 college campuses across New York State in June and July. Founded in 1987, the program is part of the New York State Society of CPAs’ Foundation for Accounting Education’s efforts to recruit young people into the certified public accounting profession. COAP’s recruitment focuses on minority groups historically underrepresented in the CPA profession.
In an invaluable preview of college life, students will attend a tailored curriculum of business-and-personal development courses and interact with other young people of diverse backgrounds by living in campus dormitories. In addition to the classroom sessions, participants will also visit corporations, accounting firms, and government agencies that will provide firsthand exposure to the business world and an opportunities to meet with corporate role models.
Programs will be held at the following college or university sites: Adelphi University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Buffalo, Long Island University, State University of New York (SUNY) – New Paltz; University at Albany, Pace University, St. John’s University, St. John’s University - Staten Island, Syracuse University and Westchester Community College.
More than 2,700 students have graduated from COAP programs since its inception.
Participants in the COAP (Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession) program also are eligible to apply for a COAP college scholarship. This scholarship provides $2,000 per year for up to five years to students studying accounting at a college or university in New York State with the goal of becoming a CPA.
For more information about COAP and an application to apply, go to or
The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is the nation’s oldest professional accounting association for more than 28,000 CPA members who practice and reside in New York State; encompassing all areas of public practice, government, education, business, and industry. Visit for more information.