Key Dates and Deadlines
CGU operates on a priority deadline cycle. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by the priority dates in order to assure maximum consideration for both admission and fellowships.
Once the priority deadlines have passed, the University will continue to review applications for qualified candidates on a competitive, space-available basis. The final deadlines listed are the last date the University can accept an application in order to allow sufficient time to complete the admissions, financial aid, and other enrollment processes.
|Priority Deadline||February 1, 2017|
|Final Deadline||July 1, 2017
August 15, 2017
|First Day of Classes||August 28, 2017|
|Priority Deadline||November 1, 2017|
|Final Deadline||December 1, 2017
January 2, 2018
|First Day of Classes||January 16, 2018|
- You must have completed college-level multivariable calculus and linear algebra with a B or better grade.
- We recommend proficiency in the programming languages C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, or Matlab.
- You must have taken the GMAT or GRE within the past five years.
- The MS in Financial Engineering is 40 to 48 units, depending on the academic background of the student. Students with prior coursework in Probability and Financial Accounting will only be required to complete 40 units. Students lacking one or both courses will need to complete 44 or 48 units, respectively. Options on how to complete these courses will be given to students upon acceptance into the program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority admission and fellowship consideration, applications should be submitted by the priority deadlines.
All supporting documents should be sent to Claremont Graduate University at the following address:
CGU Office of Admissions
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Required application materials include:
This application is part of the ApplyYourself Application Network. You will create a Username and Password so that you can return to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you submit your application. Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by our admissions staff.
The application fee is non-refundable.
Applicants must submit a sealed, official transcript from every undergraduate and graduate institution that has granted the applicant a degree. For undergraduate coursework, applicants are required to submit proof of a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants currently earning a degree that will be completed prior to attending CGU are required to submit a transcript showing work in progress for evaluation purposes. Once the degree has been granted, a final official transcript documenting the degree conferred must be submitted to CGU.
International applicants are advised to review the International Transcript Guidelines for additional information on submitting international transcripts.
Applicants must submit a copy of their resume.
All applicants must submit scores from the general section of the GRE unless otherwise stated. Please visit the Official Test Scores webpage for additional information.
Scores must be less than five years old.
Scores must be sent directly to CGU by the testing agency.
CGU’s school codes:
ETS (GRE and TOEFL) 4053
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all applicants who meet all the following criteria:
- Whose native language is not English;
- Who are not citizens or permanent residents of countries where English is the sole official language of instruction, e.g., Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Québec), England, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales (see the CGU Bulletin for a complete list of accepted countries); and
- Who do not hold an undergraduate or advanced degree, or will not have earned such a degree prior to enrolling at CGU, from an institution in the U.S. or in countries where English is the sole official language of instruction (see above).
CGU’s school code for the TOEFL exam is 4053.
When filling out the online application, please list two non-family references acquainted with your potential for success who will submit a written recommendation on your behalf. In most academic departments, references from faculty members are preferred; applicants with substantial work experience may request professional references.
You will be required to input information for your recommenders (whether they are submitting online or not) in the “Recommendations” section of the online application. Please follow the directions in this section carefully before clicking on “Recommendation Provider List” to input the names and contact information for each recommender. You will have an opportunity to indicate if the reference writer will be submitting online. These reference writers will receive an email from CGU with instructions on submitting an online recommendation.
Recommenders who are indicated as offline will not receive an email from CGU with instructions to submit. These reference writers can submit via traditional mail and should use the supplemental New Student Recommendation Form. Recommenders can also email their letter of recommendation to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program-Specific Application Requirements
Write a 3-5 page statement answering the following:
- Why is admission to the Financial Engineering program important to you?
- What special contributions do you believe you will make to Claremont Graduate University?
- Describe an ethical dilemma you have encountered and the process by which you resolved the situation.
The Math Verification Form is downloadable via the online application or by emailing email@example.com to obtain an electronic copy.
After an initial review of your application to the program, you may be invited to interview with the program faculty.