Admission Criteria

Preparing to Apply

Competition to get into the finance major is high. In 2015, only 44 percent of applicants were admitted. In order to have a strong application, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Earn strong grades in the prerequisite courses. The minimum prerequisite GPA to apply is 3.0, the average prereq GPA of admitted students (2015) was 3.73.
  • Take other recommended courses: MATH 116, STAT 121, M COM 320, IS 110, IS 201.
  • Join and actively participate in the Finance Society, including the Underclassman Academy.
  • Attend at least one spring NetTrek.
  • Complete an on-campus internship.
  • Correctly format and polish your résumé.
  • Secure a meaningful summer internship.

Most students apply after their sophomore year. The application consists of four parts:

  • GPA: Prerequisite, overall BYU, and last 30–credit hour GPAs are all considered.
  • Résumé: We value content-rich résumés that are properly formatted and polished. 
  • Essay: We look for impressive internship and leadership experience, demonstrated passion for the discipline of finance, involvement in the Finance Society, and an ability to overcome adversity.
  • Transcripts: We favor students who have earned high marks, especially in challenging courses, certifications, and charters such as the CFA program.

The application is due on the last business day of June at 4:30 p.m. All prerequisites must be completed in order to apply.

For more information regarding getting into the finance major, click here.

To begin the application process, click here.