Entering a CPA program with limited experience
To be honest, my experience in accounting is very limited as I've taken some community college and university courses in the past but am concerned about the intensity of the program as drop out rates are very high. I remember during my undergrad those that scored very high in the intro accounting courses (i.e. high 90's) were unable to stay in the CPA stream for even one semester. Unfortunately, Laurier "traps" students into paying the additional fees if they are removed (i.e. poor grades or disinterest) from the CPA stream.
I was thinking of hiring a tutor to prepare myself as my profs have highlighted the importance of understanding the concepts rather memorization. My perspective is if I do not have a complete grasp of the basics (financial and managerial accounting) that the content will be very difficult to understand moving forward.
I have approximately one year before I can enroll into the CPA program but was hoping to get some feedback of how to prepare for it. Definitely open to hearing people's thoughts/opinions/advice.