FICO Academic Program Offerings

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Become a FICO academic partner to access tools and course materials, we currently run 2 programs:


Academic Engagement Program

FICO Advanced Analytics Tools

Academic Partner Program

FICO Xpress Optimization

  • Designed to help business professors supplement their undergraduate and graduate coursework by solving real-world business problems with advanced analytics.
  • Students are given the opportunity to analyze complex data using some of the industry's most widely used analytics tools.
  • With each assignment, students develop the skills needed to balance the art and science of applying analytics in a business setting.
  • Examples of scenarios and analyses may span revenue generation, increased profitability, decreased loan default rates, or a combination of competing objectives.
  • Professors have the flexibility to define their own success measures or use the FICO evaluation guidelines.


More Information:

Program Overview

Participant Application

Academic Institutions

  • Register for our Academic Partner Program to access full licenses of Xpress free of charge.
  • Renew your membership.
  • Application for membership or renewal should be made by a faculty member.



  • The FICO Xpress Optimization Student Version has been replaced with access to the full FICO Xpress Optimization Community License, providing Students with access to more powerful capabilities: Get the free FICO Xpress Community license.
    • Renew this license by downloading a new version annually to ensure you are using an up to date version.
  • Students may also gain access through their course leader if they have registered for the APP.
  • Once you get to work, you can discuss FICO Xpress Optimization with other users and ask questions in the user forum.