At Bentley, the aim is to build upon our community of learners in a way that recognizes and embraces all of the differences that make a community distinctive. Our students come from a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and cultures — aspects that are important to a rich educational experience and your success in college and beyond.
We are committed to a caring and holistic review of every application that considers everything that makes you the person you are today. Of course, we review the rigor of your curriculum and your achievements in the classroom, but beyond academics, we consider other attributes that define you. We want to know the way you navigated your high school years, your involvement in your community and your commitment to your interests. The application process at Bentley is about you and finding the best fit for your college experience.
Like any important decision, we like to consider our applicants in a careful, thoughtful manner. But giving us the time to read your application by applying early isn’t worth anything if your file is incomplete. We can’t begin reading an application until all of the supporting materials are submitted. It wouldn’t be fair to the applicants, and it wouldn’t give us a complete picture of the full talents our prospective students possess. Therefore, the earlier we receive a complete application via the common app, the sooner we can begin reviewing it, and the more time we’ll have for follow-up questions or clarifications. In short, a timely, complete application gives us the chance to give each applicant the attention they deserve, and produces the best results for everyone involved. So, if you’re thinking about applying to Bentley — and we hope you are — what are you waiting for?
If you are pursuing your secondary school studies outside the United States, or are a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a U.S. secondary school, choose one of these application options:
Fall 2018 Early Decision Deadline: November 15, 2017
Fall 2018 Regular Decision Deadline: January 7, 2018
Each year, Bentley selects a group of high-achieving incoming students, who have demonstrated strong leadership potential in high school to participate in the Women's Leadership Program. Application Deadline for the Program: January 7, 2018.