2022-2023 Catalogue

Blended Term Option

A blended term option is designed for motivated Bentley undergraduate students with high academic standing. Depending on the program of study, and prior coursework, 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 Advising and Engagement office in Jennison 336 to discuss the admission process and academic options.

Benefits of a Blended Term

  • Students who pursue a blended term during their last undergraduate semester may be able to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years depending upon their personal and professional circumstances.
  • Students who qualify for a blended term can get a head start and save money on a Bentley master’s degree by taking up to six graduate credits in blended term status during the final term of their undergraduate degree. 
  • Students who successfully complete their graduate courses in a blended term apply to Bentley’s graduate school on an abbreviated application with no application fee and are eligible to waive the graduate enrollment deposit.
  • Students who successfully complete their courses in a blended term waive the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE) requirement for admission based on their GPA or successful completion of blended term graduate courses.
  • Students who enroll in a blended term may delay entry to a Bentley Master’s program for up to five years after graduation while beginning their professional career.

Blended Term Requirements

  • Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.20 by their final term of study are eligible to register for a blended term.  
  • Students are limited to 16 credits during the blended term, including graduate courses. Only one blended term is permitted. 
  • Blended term applicants are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores, though additional merit aid consideration is given for GMAT scores of 550 or higher or equivalent GRE test scores. 
  • Interested students should contact The Office of Graduate Admission to discuss program-specific requirements and merit aid questions.

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 Student 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.