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.


Spring 2022
Priority Deadline November 1, 2021
Final Deadline December 1, 2021
(International applicants)

January 7, 2022
(Domestic applicants)


Fall 2022
Priority Deadline February 1, 2022
Final Deadline July 5, 2022
(International applicants)

August 15, 2022
(Domestic applicants)



  • 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.


Application Checklist

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
150 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Application materials, including electronic transcripts, can also be sent via email to

University Application Requirements


Program-Specific Application Requirements

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Violet Luxton

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7910