Admissions Requirements and Application Processes

Professional Designations

Each of the College’s professional designations are offered as open education programs, meaning there are not any minimum admissions requirements.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Department at 800-237-9990 before enrolling to discuss program requirements, course offerings, registration options, and course availability.

CFP® Certification Education

Our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ education program is an open admissions education program, meaning there are not any minimum admissions requirements or application process. The Certified Financial Planner education program is open to students seeking to fulfill the education requirements to be eligible to sit for the CFP® exam.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Department at 800-237-9990 before enrolling to discuss program requirements, course offerings, registration options, and course availability.

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Graduate Degrees

Prospective students for the Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning degree program at the College for Financial Planning are required to meet the following minimum requirements.

Must have one of the following:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. A graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) from a regionally accredited institution
  3. The equivalent bachelor’s and/or graduate degree from a foreign institution*

*An official transcript evaluation from a NACES member is required to confirm equivalency.

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students for the Master of Science in Financial Analysis degree program at the College for Financial Planning are required to meet the following minimum requirements.

 

Full Acceptance

Must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  2. A bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, or statistics from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  3. A graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) in any major from a regionally accredited institution
  4. A bachelor’s degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution AND a GRE or GMAT score at or above the 50th percentile
  5. An equivalent bachelor’s degree and/or graduate degree from a foreign institution*
    1. Cumulative GPA must be 3.00 or higher in any major, or
    2. Cumulative GPA must be 2.50 or higher if major was accounting, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, or statistics

*An official transcript evaluation from a NACES member is required to confirm equivalency.

 

Conditional Acceptance

Must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to 2.99
  2. A bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, engineering, finance, mathematics, or statistics from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to 2.49
  3. An equivalent bachelor’s degree and/or graduate degree from a foreign institution*

*An official transcript evaluation from a NACES member is required to confirm equivalency.

 

Application Process

  1. Submit a completed Graduate Degree Application with nonrefundable application fee ($35.00 as of June 2021)
  2. Order official transcripts directly from the college/university where the undergraduate degree was earned and to be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts submitted to the College from the student will not be accepted.

 

College for Financial Planning

Attn: Office of the Registrar

9000 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 200

Centennial, CO 80112

registrar@cffp.edu

International Applicants

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If you attended an institution outside the U.S. you are required to obtain a comprehensive equivalency report for educational purposes from an approved third party evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A list of approved agencies may be found on the NACES website at www.NACES.org.

Evaluation reports must be received by the College directly from the evaluation agency. Student copies are not accepted. If you are petitioning for review of potential transfer credit, a course-by-course evaluation needs to be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office for review. If you are not petitioning for transfer credit a document-by-document evaluation is sufficient.

English Language Proficiency

If your native language is not English and/or your postsecondary education was completed from a school outside the U.S. you must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving a minimum score of 85 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. The College for Financial Planning code assigned by the test provider (ETS) for reporting TOEFL scores is 7126. You must identify the College using this code on the day the test is taken or submit a follow-up request. Score reports must be received by the College directly from the ETS test provider. For more information, visit the TOEFL test website at http://www.ets.org/toefl.