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Certificate Program FAQ

Certificate Program FAQ

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FAQ New and Prospective Students


Q: How do I apply?

A: We have open enrollment and there is no application process. If you have never taken a course before, click here to fill out New Student Enrollment Form. Make sure to only fill this out once. 


Q: What is the class/course format?

A: Each course is 2 day intensive on Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm. 


Q: What is the tuition cost?

A: Currently, the cost of each course is $1,250 except the Bootcamp which is a week long program. You will receive an invoice a week after registration, be sure to check your Bentley email, the invoice will go directly there. Payment is due upon receipt. 


Q: Is there financial aid available?

A: No, currently financial aid does not apply to the certificate program.


Q: How many courses will it take to complete the Certificate Program?

A: There are total of 9 courses, 3 prerequisites and 6 electives. They can be taken at any time and in any order. Click to view details of required courses and elective options. 


Q: Do you have a listing of courses currently being offered?

A: Yes, click to view the current Course Catalog.


Q: Do you offer courses in the summer?

A: No, courses are not offered in the Summer. Currently, courses are offered in the Fall and Spring only. 


Q: When will the fall courses be posted?

A: We hope to have the courses posted by the end of June and registration will open shortly thereafter. 


Q: What the prerequisites of the UX Certificate Program?

A: You are required to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Q: What is the location of the program?

A: Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham MA.


Q: Are courses available online?

A: Yes, in a synchronized format. Remote students will participate real time and have access the class materials beforehand.


Q: Is there out of class work?

A: Yes, you will be an assignment and will have 2 weeks to complete. The work will be independent and not a group effort. The assignment usually takes 5-7 hours to complete.


Q: Do I receive a certificate?

A: Yes, upon completion of the program requirements, click here to view details. The process takes 6-8 weeks receive the certificate after the final grade is submitted.


Q: How long does certificate take to complete?

A: After 9 courses and it can be completed as early as 1 year. The certificate is self-paced to meet the needs of working professionals. It requires 3 core course with 6 electives that can be taken in any order.


Q: When is the next Information Session?

A: There are two information sessions throughout the year, once in December and then again in August.


FAQ Current Students


Q: Will I receive a Bentley ID and Bentley email?

A: Yes, after filling out a New Student Registration Form, you will receive an email within the 1-3 business days with your Bentley ID and instructions on how to setup your Bentley email.


Q: How do I register for classes?

A: Click to view class registration instructions.


Q: Do I need to purchase book(s) or other class material?

A: All class materials will be provided to you the first day of class. A binder will be mailed to those attending remotely.


Q: Where can I see my grade(s) and how can I provide this information to my employer for reimbursement/support purposes?

A: After logging into MyBentley with your credentials, follow these instructions:

Click on the Academics Tab at the top, then click on the Academic Student Self-Service (left navigation), click on Main Menu

Click on Information Design Certificate Program Student Main Menu, then click on Academic Records Menu, you will be given an option to view Transcript Information (unofficial). To order an official transcript, please fill out the following form