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    • Farooq
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      This may seem to be a bit silly but there is so much information on CFA website that I am a bit confused now. J have made the account on CFA already. I am planning to start the registration process on monday (I will have my renewed passport by monday). I have a 2 years bachelors and currently I am doing a 3.5 year MBA (its equivalent to MS). My MBA will end by Jan 2015.

      Here are some things that I am confused at;
      > Is enrollment and registration two different things (If yes do we have to do them separately?)
      > How do we give a Professional Conduct statement
      > The 2nd fee schedule is 20th Dec 2014. Now I live in Pakistan and will be sending money through some manual means like Western Union. Can someone kindly tell what that deadline means. Is it the last date till I do my online application by, post the money by, CFA processes this money by or actually the whole registeration should have been completed by that date in order for it to come under this date. 
      > Lastly, I know that I am eligible for CFA. But in the education section, it says “In progress” and that’s for anyone in progress for bachelors or equivalent. And then there is the option of MBA but it has to be completed. So which option do I select?

      Thanks for the help.

    • tacheman
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      hey @Farooq‌ 

      1. Never really thought about the difference to be honest. There was one process and that was it.

      2. I think you simply tick a box during the online registration process.

      3. Not sure, I paid online. I think to be safe you should aim for CFA Institute to fully process the whole registration by 20th Dec.

      4. If you have a bachelors degree already that should work.

    • Farooq
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      tacheman said:

      4. If you have a bachelors degree already that should work.

      The problem is that in my country Bachelors is 2 years, but I guess CFA requires 4 years bachelors.

    • christine
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      @Farooq‌ Generally if you have either 4 years’ worth of high education and/or professional experience, OR a bachelor’s (or equivalent) you should be fine. From your comments sounds like you already have 5 years worth of education so you should be fine.

      Out of curiosity, if your bachelor’s degree is 2 years is it equivalent to a 4 year degree in the US?

    • Farooq
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      @christine yes I have more over 5 years worth education. I am just not sure which option to select while registering :smiley: 
      No, on papers it is only one year of the US bachelor. Pass rates and difficulty level wise it may even be above US bachelors 😉 

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      Farooq said:

      Pass rates and difficulty level wise it may even be above US bachelors 😉 

      Not to put anyone down but its funny how the US/Western education system(s) is viewed in Pakistan and for the most part in other frontier market countries. @Farooq‌ I guess, you would find CFA (which for your information is a US Exam) a piece of cake compared to your difficult Pakistan exam. 

    • Farooq
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      @Surangasa lol no. U took me wrong. Sorry for offending u, I was not trying to put any US course down, I was just trying to tell my dilemma. lol @ Piece of Cake. I hope its a pineapple one. 
       

    • surangasa
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      @Farooq‌ No Man, I wasn’t offended. I had a similar dilemma  when I first registered. What I did (which worked for me) to rectify that is to email CFAI directly. They are super helpful. Although, I advice you not to tell them that your degree was more difficult than US degrees. 

    • dreeux
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      Hi ! hav a query on the References section for the Accesses  scholarship where can I clarify dat

    • Sophie Macon
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      @dreeux‌ do start a new post in the forum 

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