Can Juniors take CFA Level I?

Dear folks:

I serached around the Internet and found several different answers to the topic. I am not sure whether Junior College students can take CFA or not.

Thank you :)

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Comments (12)

Apr 9, 2011 - 3:11pm
Valk:
No.

"Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration"
- From the CFA program requirements (on their web page)

This guy sucks, he doesn't know what he's talking about.

There are ways around just "getting a bachelors" which I listed below:

Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree
- or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration
- or have four years of qualified, professional work experience
- or have a combination of work and college experience that totals at least four years

Apr 9, 2011 - 3:24pm
jwow101:
Valk:
No.

"Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration"
- From the CFA program requirements (on their web page)

This guy sucks, he doesn't know what he's talking about.

There are ways around just "getting a bachelors" which I listed below:

Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree
- or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration
- or have four years of qualified, professional work experience
- or have a combination of work and college experience that totals at least four years

That is exactly what Valk just said. The guy asked if he could take it as college junior, and the answer is no.

Apr 9, 2011 - 4:24pm

If it is on the CFA website why does someone need to ask this question? College students should know how to research.

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Apr 9, 2011 - 8:26pm

CFA at the end of Junior Year? (Originally Posted: 01/04/2008)

Could I interpret the CFA requirement of "being in the final year of your bachelor's degree program" to mean that individuals who have just completed their junior year in May are able to take the CFA level 1 in June since by that point they are "technically" seniors and in their fourth year?

I'm not at all saying I have any intention of following such a course if it were possible, but I'm curious just the same.

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Apr 9, 2011 - 8:30pm

I passed Level 1 last summer and finished my senior year in December. If ER Associate is your goal out of undergrad, I would strongly recommend taking this test. Obviously you have to pass it. Saying you are a Level 1 candidate is retarded.

To register for Level 2 you must have received your undergraduate degree.

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