Falcon Fast-Track Program
The Falcon Fast-Track program is designed for motivated undergraduate students with high academic standing. Depending on the program of study, master's degree requirements may be completed with one year of additional full-time academic work.
Students can schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Graduate Student Academic Services Office in Jennison 336 to discuss the admission process and academic options. Falcon Fast-Track information sessions are a great way to learn about all aspects of the program.
- Students in the Falcon Fast-Track program may be able to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five or more years depending on their personal and professional circumstances.
- Get a head start on your graduate program by taking graduate courses (maximum of 6 credits) in a blended term during the final (spring or fall) term of your senior year.
- Apply to the graduate school on an abbreviated application.
- Waive the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE) requirement for admission. This is required if you are planning on applying for merit-based aid.
- Satisfy the 150 academic-credit-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in Massachusetts and many other states.
- No application fee.
- Ability to delay entry to graduate school within five years after graduation while you begin your professional career.
- With the new Falcon Fast-Track students no longer have to complete a declaration form. Undergraduate students who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 by their senior year and are within five years of graduation are automatically eligible to take advantage of the streamlined graduate admissions process.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 to eligible, register for a blended term and officially apply to the McCallum Graduate School of Business.
- Students must also be matriculated in an undergraduate day program in order to be eligible.
- Students in the Undergraduate Evening program and Undergraduate Degree Completion program are not eligible for the Falcon Fast-Track program, but are welcome to apply to the Graduate School of Business through the traditional application process.
- Students who take the GMAT or GRE to be considered for aid should not submit scores that do not meet the minimum 500 (GMAT) or equivalent (GRE) required for admission consideration. Scores submitted will be used as part of the admission evaluation regardless of a student's 3.20 GPA standing.
Undergraduate Financial Aid in a Blended Term
- Recipients of need-based aid (i.e., grants, loans) and merit-based aid (i.e., scholarships) should adhere to the following guidelines to retain eligibility for undergraduate aid and scholarships during their blended term. For specific information, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance (781.891.3168) with any questions or concerns.
- Financial aid recipients (need- or merit-based) must take at least six undergraduate credits and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits to maintain eligibility for undergraduate aid.
- Students who are receiving Bentley aid (grants or scholarships) are permitted to take a maximum of two graduate courses during the blended term depending on their situation.
- Students with undergraduate merit scholarships (awarded by Bentley University) will be allowed to receive their scholarship in the blended term, provided they still meet the GPA or other requirements.