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.
- To be eligible to participate in the Blended Term students will need a cumulative GPA of a 3.2 or higher. Students will need to 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. For the Blended Term students are limited to a maximum of two graduate courses (6 credits) and a total of 15 credits. If you will be taking a four-credit lab or additional credit for service-learning you are eligible to participate in a Blended Term. For the Blended Term, you may not take more than two graduate level courses in their Blended Term.
Students may not enroll in GBEs or graduate internships during their Blended Term.
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 in order to be eligible. There will be a GPA check at the time of registration as well as before the beginning of the semester.
- 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 then fill out and submit a Blended Term Registration Form for submission 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.