Application Process

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Important FQF Deadlines

Applications, which include all the necessary materials required by the FQF Program, received by the deadline listed below will be given priority consideration for admission.

May 15 - Final Deadline for FQF application 

June 15 - FQF offers made

July 15 - Responses from all applications are due

Applications for the FQF have been extended for 2020.  If you will be applying after May 15,  please contact Robin Dixon at to indicate that you are applying for entrance into the program for the Fall of 2020. 

All application materials should be submitted electronically via the online Application system. Applicants who plan to complete the FQF should select the "Fundamentals of Quantitative Finance - Certificate" option under the "Application Information". 

Note: Official TOEFL scores are sent to The Graduate School by ETS.

Submission of the following indicate a complete application file:

Application FieldWhat to Complete/Upload
Personal Information All Fields
Application Information All Fields
Educational BackgroundAll fields. You should list all colleges and universities you have attended, with degrees earned, and grade-point averages.
Test Information-Self ReportedTOEFL exam scores, if you did not grow up speaking English in your home as a native language.
LanguagesAll Fields
Awards & ActivitiesAll Fields
Employment/Residence InformationAll Fields
Financial SupportAll Fields
Applicant StatementsPersonal Statement of Purpose and Goals should describe or emphasize aspects of the applicant that are not manifested in the rest of the submitted documents. This open-ended document is an important tool to assess applicant's motivation, expectations and sincerity.

Supporting Documents

One (1) Letter of Recommendation : The applicant should list the person who will write their letter of recommendation. The letter should evaluate applicant's mathematical ability, communication skills and integrity. Only letters from those listed by the applicant on the online Application system will be accepted. Letter writers should upload letters to the online Application system.

Program Supplementary Information: 

  • Description of Research or Work Experience may be uploaded and will be considered.
  • Resume' or CV may be uploaded and will be considered.
  • Other Credentials are not required, but will be considered if submitted.
  • Any additional materials are not required, but will be considered if submitted.


Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material.

Click here for more information about uploading transcripts.

Application Fee - Click here for more informaton regarding application fees