The Registrar's Office is located in the Rauch Administration Building. The office is responsible for assuring the integrity of the academic procedures, data and records. The Registrar's Office administers student registration; maintains academic records, course records, enrollment statistics and degree audit functions; is responsible for commencement-related duties; and enforces academic policy.
Bentley offers an automated, online course-registration system that allows students to register for classes using the web. This system also enables students to add courses through the first week of classes, drop courses through the second week of classes, and withdraw from courses within predetermined deadlines.
Revised Schedules and Course Cancellations
Bentley reserves the right to cancel courses or to reschedule courses in which registration is below an acceptable minimum. The university makes every effort to communicate such changes to students already registered. If students cancel registration due to a schedule change by the university, their entire tuition for that course will be refunded or credited. If students were registered in only one course, the activity fee will also be refunded or credited.
The faculty names listed in registration information are tentative and subject to change. The university does not guarantee choice of individual instructors.
Bentley students may order an official transcript online. There is a $3.50 fee for each transcript. Students have access to their unofficial transcripts through their Degree Works Audit.
Bentley confers degrees three times per year, consistent with the meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Students completing degree requirements at the conclusion of the spring term will be considered May graduates. Students completing degree requirements at the conclusion of the summer term will be considered October/November graduates. Students completing degree requirements at the conclusion of the summer intensive week in May will not be considered May graduates. Students completing degree requirements at the conclusion of the fall term will be considered February/March graduates.
Students are required to file a petition to graduate using BannerWeb forms via MyBentley. Specific dates of each conferral are listed in the online Academic Calendar. Students must have met all financial obligations to be eligible to participate in the May ceremony. Once a degree is awarded, the record is sealed and no grade changes may be recorded. For more detailed information regarding Commencement, go to bentley.edu/events/commencement.
Graduation requirements for undergraduate students: Students must meet the overall, major(s) and minor GPA of 2.0 and have no grade below a 0.7. Students that do not meet the 2.0 minimum GPA in the minor will be dropped from the minor except in the case of the Bachelor of Arts degree where the minor is required. Failure to meet the GPA for the required minor would make the student ineligible to graduate.
Undergraduate students that are within two courses of completing their degree by the end of the spring term are eligible to participate in the May ceremony as a "walker." Walkers must file for graduation and meet the 2.0 GPA requirements for the overall and major and have all financial obligations met prior to the ceremony.
Graduation requirements for graduate students: Students must meet the overall GPA of a 2.7 as well as a 2.7 in their major/concentration.
Graduate students that are within two courses of completing their degree by the end of the spring term are eligible to participate in the May ceremony as a "walker." Walkers must file for graduation and meet the 2.7 GPA requirements for the overall and major/concentration and have all financial obligations met prior to the ceremony. Graduate students must be registered for summer classes to complete their degree prior to being approved to participate in the ceremony.