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With SMU CAPE professional courses and programs, you can strengthen your resume and explore new fields of interest. Take a class at SMU's main campus in Dallas, at SMU-in-Plano, or customize a program to suit your specific need and have it taught in your home or office.
Indulge your curiosity. Explore new ideas. Nurture your creativity. SMU CAPE personal enrichment courses offer a wealth of opportunities to explore subjects that excite and intrigue you. Join fellow enthusiasts for stress-free learning opportunities without the pressure of tests and grades.
Calling all adventurers for a learning expedition with the SMU Summer Youth Program! Explore weekly workshops in game design, coding, robotics, visual arts, math, language arts, as well as SAT and ACT test prep. Programs are offered for students entering grades K – 12 from June through early August on the SMU-in-Plano campus.
Strategize for success. Gain confidence. Achieve your goals. Standardized tests are an important application requirement for many university programs – for aspiring undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals seeking certification alike. With help from SMU CAPE, reach your test date with the knowledge and skills to perform at your best.
SMU CAPE provides education and training to enhance careers and transform lives and organizations. We offer quality, convenience, affordability, and flexibility. Our unique, interdisciplinary course content serves as a gateway to higher education, allowing adults to continue and guide their own learning.
Next program entry: September 24, 2018
Traditional Path (one night per week; Dallas campus)
Pacesetter Path (two nights per week; Dallas campus)
Intensive 11-month Cohort Program (Campus TBD)
September 24 (Traditional or Pacesetter Path)
Monday and/or Wednesday evenings 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Priority Rate (two weeks before start date): $775 per class
Standard Rate: $875 per class
Pacesetter Rate: $675 per class
A more-educated, wealthier, longer-living population requires the need for greater investment advice and financial guidance. It is no wonder the financial planning field is becoming one of the fastest growing professions in the country.
The SMU CAPE Certificate Program in Financial Planning combines expert instructors, CFP-Board registered curriculum and flexible course schedules to provide the premier financial planning educational program in North Texas.
Download our CFP® Certification Guide.
Average annual salary for personal financial advisors in Texas. Learn more.
Projected increase in employment by 2024 for personal financial advisors. Learn more.
Top job titles include wealth management advisor, financial planner. Learn more.
“SMU’s reputation was a deciding
factor in choosing the CAPE program.
With my Baylor undergraduate degree,
and my master’s degree from the
University of Oklahoma, choosing SMU
rounds out my résumé nicely.”
— Paige Yaney
The certification trademark above is owned by Certified Financial Planner Board Of Standards, Inc. In the United States and is awarded to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
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