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Falcon Fast-Track Blended Term

A Blended Term enables a student who has a 3.2 GPA to concurrently enroll in graduate course(s) in the final semester of their senior year, that will count toward a graduate degree. Undergraduate tuition is charged during this term.

General Guidelines

  • To be eligible to participate in the Blended Term students will need a cumulative GPA of a 3.20 or higher. There will be a GPA check at the time of registration as well as before the beginning of the semester. 
  • Students must file a Graduate School Application by the November 1st deadline to participate in a spring Blended Term and May 1st for the fall Blended Term.
  • The Blended Term is not the official start term for graduate studies, but to participate in the Blended Term you must submit a Graduate School application by the required deadline.
  • Students are limited to a maximum of two graduate courses (6 credits) and a total of 15 credits (or 16 credits if student is taking a 4-credit lab or an additional credit for service-learning) during the Blended Term.
  • Students may only participate in one Blended Term.
  • Graduate courses taken during a Blended Term may not be counted toward undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Students may not enroll in GBEs or graduate internships during their Blended Term.
  • It is recommended students planning a Blended Term meet with an Advisor in the Graduate Student Academic Services (GSAS) Office to discuss eligibility and course options prior to the term of intended graduate registration.
  • Students must submit a Blended Term Registration Form to the GSAS Office.
  • Students interested in the Emerging Leaders MBA Program (ELMBA) may only take concentration electives in a Blended Term.

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 (781.891.3441) 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.

For general questions about enrolling in a Blended Term, please contact gradvising@bentley.edu.