I'm a college senior and was hoping to set myself apart from my peers by passing the series 7 exam. I was speaking to a person at a testing center who said that I can take the exam without sponsorship from a firm (as long as I pay all the fees) and if I pass, I will be able to place the exam with a FINRA firm within 2 years. From that point the firm can fill out the uniform application to register me. Is that true? Can I take the exam without being sponsored first? If not, is there anyway I can take the series 7 exam before graduating? I don't mind paying for all the fees, I just need a FINRA-firm to fill out the paper work for me. Thank you.