Applicants to the Online Certificate in Financial Markets Compliance program must have a bachelor's degree (or foreign undergraduate equivalent). Applicants should also demonstrate aptitude through undergraduate (or graduate) grades with a minimum GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale).
Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may still apply for admission, but must include a statement explaining their prior academic performance and provide an explanation of the factors that they believe will contribute to their success in the program.
State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. View Illinois Institute of Technology's state authorization for online programs.
You will provide all information and documents as part of the online application process. You can monitor your application status in the Application Portal and with the App Tracker. You will receive emails if we are missing any application documents as well as emails updating you on your overall application status.
Note: Before beginning the online application process, we suggest that you order copies of your transcripts from all colleges/universities where you earned a degree or anticipate earning a degree. You will upload your transcripts as part of the online application process. For additional information, see step 3 below.
Your application will be reviewed for admission consideration once the Office of Admissions has received the following documents:
Application for Admission
Follow the step-by-step instructions below to complete the application through the online Application Portal. Be sure to submit all supporting documents by the application deadlines listed above.
- Access the online application and click Sign Up to create an account.
- Follow the online instructions and sign in using your username and password.
- Under "Welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology" click Online Application, then click Start Application.
- Under the heading "Start a New Graduate Application" (far left of the screen), click Start Application.
- Under the "New Application" heading, select the following drop down menu items:
- Level: Graduate App
- Student Type: Online
- Degree: Certificate
- Academic Major: Financial Markets Compliance
- Click Start Application to complete the application form and upload the required documents.
Each applicant must submit a personal statement in essay format that does not exceed 1,000 words. There is a place in the online application form where you can upload this statement. The essay should include discussion of your reasons for pursuing the Certificate in Financial Markets Compliance, the professional goals which you expect to advance, your academic background, and your relevant professional experience or related accomplishments to date. Your statement must be saved in PDF format.
You should arrange to have official transcripts of prior university study available for submission with your online application. You must provide a transcript from all college/universities from which you earned a degree or anticipate earning a degree. As part of the online application process, you will upload electronic copies of your transcripts.
All applicants who have done academic work at foreign institutions must provide original academic records and officially certified English translations of the original records. If the degree is completed, you must upload your original degree certificate or provisional certificate along with your academic transcripts or mark sheets.
All files must be in PDF format.
Click "Show More" below for instructions about how to upload documents.
How to Upload Documents
Please do not submit your official documents via post; all documents need to be uploaded electronically. Be sure all documents are in PDF format. If there are multiple pages of one document, merge all pages into one PDF file.
Scan a copy of your official and original paper transcripts, individual mark sheets, or electronic transcript provided to you from your institution's Registrar. Do NOT upload your institution's web-based academic record or a document stating it is not an official transcript. Please note attested copies are not acceptable and will delay processing time. You must include an official English translation if your official transcripts are not issued in English.
Make sure that all critical and identifying marks have been scanned and are legible. These include the institution's name, your name, and the names of your courses and the grades you have received. It is important that you scan both the front and back (if there is information on the back) of your documents: we will need to be able to review the information provided on the back of your documents concerning credit hours, the institution's grading scale, etc.
If you receive transcripts or mark sheets from the school, we allow you to break the seal of the envelope to then scan and upload your documents. Domestic applicants may have a stamp on their transcripts that says "Issued to Student."
All files must be in PDF format.
Foreign-Educated Applicants Only
Applicants who did not receive their undergraduate education at an institution that uses English as the primary language of instruction should include Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
We require official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly to Illinois Institute of Technology by the testing service. Please request that your scores be set to institution code 1318; no department code is required.
All material submitted with or in support of an application becomes the property of Illinois Institute of Technology and is not returnable.
If you have any questions about admission requirements or procedures, please email FMCadmissions@kentlaw.iit.edu .