FAP Application - Opens on September 13th
- Please be advised that the Analyst Program requires a student time commitment beyond a regular 3 credit course.
- The Analyst Program requires a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 at the time of application. If an applicant does not meet this requirement and feels that he or she merits reconsideration, the applicant may choose to apply and shall send a separate half page letter to the Program Director explaining the reason for consideration.
- Applicants also are expected to maintain the 3.5 G.P.A. during the term of consideration to actually matriculate. If an accepted applicant falls short of that G.P.A. in that term, he or she must send a half page explanation to be re-reviewed by the Faculty Committee which will make the final yes or no matriculate decision.
- Students are eligible to apply the fall term of their junior year, or the academic year prior to graduation.
- A faculty committee will review the applications. Later in the term, students receive notification of whether or not they will advance to a second round. Those who advance will be asked to schedule an interview with a faculty committee member.
- Final selections for the program will be announced by the beginning of January, when the program begins.
IMPORTANT: The Program requires two 3-hour courses, taken consecutively (spring, then fall) in a single calendar year, spanning two academic years.
Finance majors ONLY
- Must be classified as a junior before the fall semester of the program begins.
- FIN 357, ACC 311, and ACC 312 must be completed prior to the spring term of the program.
- FIN 367 shall be completed prior to the program or can be taken concurrently with the spring semester of the program.
Application (5 Parts):
Applications will open on September 14th and are due on or before October 3, 2023 no later than 4:00 p.m. There are five parts to the application. Parts 2-5 are uploaded using the links below, in PDF format only.
Please be advised of the following:
- Juana Hardwick and Kyle Hernandez are unable to answer any questions regarding the program, applications or eligibility. They are only responsible for receiving and tracking applications that are submitted.
- Exceeding the one page limit for any part of 2-5 will invalidate your application.
- Sending any additional information not requested could invalidate your application.
- Submitting a late application could invalidate your application.
Complete the entire questionnaire here.
Respond to the following questions in a typed, double-spaced document. Your responses should be only one paragraph for each question, and take up no more than half a page for each or a full-page in total.
- Excluding all finance and accounting courses, what has been your favorite course taken as an undergraduate and why?
- What is the one finance related experience or extracurricular activity that is most important to you and why?
To save, go to file, save as and please change the type of document from a word file (.doc) to PDF and save the file name as: Last, First (EID) Questions. Please make sure that your name and EID are on the top of your paper.
Again, the MAXIMUM is one-half page response for each and one page total for both
Please upload your responses to the questions here.
A current copy of your resume on no more than one page. To save, go to file, save as and please change the type of document from a word file (.doc) to PDF and save the file name as: Last, First (EID) Resume.
Please upload your resume here.
Typed, double-spaced Essay A (no more than one page) to the question below. To save, go to file, save as and please change the type of document from a word file (.doc) to PDF and save the file name as: Last, First (EID) EssayA. Please make sure that your name and EID are on the top of your paper.
A: Personal Statement Answering the Following: Describe any special skills, experiences, and character traits you feel are relevant to the Financial Analyst Program. (for example: Why are you a good candidate for the program?)
Please upload Essay A here.
Typed, double-spaced Essay B (no more than one page) to the question below. To save, go to file, save as and please change the type of document from a word file (.doc) to PDF and save the file name as: Last, First (EID) EssayB. Please make sure that your name and EID are on the top of your paper.
B: Current Financial Issue of your choice addressing the following: Address a current financial issue or problem that is interesting to you, and discuss why it is interesting. Consider including a reference at the bottom of the page of an article or professor that spurred your interest in this area.
Please Upload Essay B here.