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 but the average prerequisite GPA of admitted students in 2015 was 3.73.
  • Take other recommended courses: MATH 116, STAT 121, MCOM 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.

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.