The CFA Institute requires candidates to be in at least in their final year of their bachelor's degree when registering for CFA Level I. However, a fair portion of CFA candidates are full-time university students - about 15%, in fact.
I started my CFA journey in my first year out of university, while juggling my first job. However, the path wasn't all smooth-sailing. I've had to make some career and personal sacrifices to accommodate my CFA studies: a missed promotion and a strained relationship, which does make me wonder if it was worth it. Sometimes. But I also wonder if it would have been easier if I started the CFA program earlier, like when I was still a university student.
To make things easier for future candidates, now that I've been through the experience (and have interviewed the 300 Hours charterholders about their experiences), here are the pros and cons of starting the CFA program while in university. I hope that this will help you carve your own successful path!