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Wall Street 101 Application Information

The Wall Street 101 Program is based on the principle that capital markets awareness and familiarity with financial technology are essential, even though you may not be considering pursuing a career in the finance industry. The Program introduces you to the basics of the valuation of stocks and related assets for understanding how to save and invest for retirement.  We look at all components of your application to evaluate your interests in capital markets, skills in complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and leadership. 

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Application Deadline

The application for summer 2024 is now closed.  

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Whether you’ve submitted your pre-college application for this summer or you've already been admitted, you can login here or use the button below to check your application status, pay your deposit, or for onboarding instructions. 

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Tuition, Deadlines and Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

We offer five courses, each course lasting a week.  The courses are Stock Market and Investment Research, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, Investment and Trading Strategies, Introduction to FinTech, and Artificial Intelligence in Finance.  Prerequisite for each course varies.  As long as you are passionate about financial literacy, you should apply.  Specifically, a basic familiarity with the stock market is recommended for the Stock Market and Investment Research and Investment and Trading Strategies courses.  Students unfamiliar with capital markets may find the courses challenging at first; however, intellectually curious students with a passion for learning something new and valuable have completed the courses in the past.   A basic level of proficiency in Excel or Google Sheets is helpful for each course. We will give you quick tutorials on Excel and Google Sheets.

Applicants are expected to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants should be preparing to enter their Junior or Senior year of high school in the 2024-2025 school year and have completed at least two years of college preparatory coursework at the high school level before entering the program.
  • Applicants who have not completed at least two years of high school in the U.S. must demonstrate English language proficiency.
  • Residential students (staying overnight in Bentley housing) must be at least 16 years old before the program start date.
Application Requirements

Create an account to access the online application. You will be asked about your high school curriculum (overall GPA and grades in relevant courses) and activities. Here is the checklist of the information for applying to the Wall Street 101 Program: 

  • Recommendation (optional).  Please enter the name and email address of your recommender.
  • Unofficial copy of your transcripts (required) 
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional). 
  • Tax documents of your parent or guardian who claims you as a dependent (required only if you request financial aid).  You need to work with your parent or guardian to submit their tax documents for the prior year.
  • The $75 application fee (required) will be collected when you submit your application.  

You may save your work and return to the application later.  No further changes can be made once you submit.  Admitted students will be asked to provide additional information, including the Health Insurance and Bentley University Liability forms that must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.  

Application Fees and Deadlines
Application Fee$75 one-time, non-refundable fee for all selected sessions
Rolling AdmissionApplications are accepted on a space-available basis until June 1 and reserved only with complete payment of tuition.
SelectionDecisions are released on a rolling basis
Full Tuition Payment Due1 week after admission to guarantee a seat in selected course
Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition includes fees and materials in all formats; Commuter tuition also includes lunch and transportation for any weekday activities during the day; Residential tuition also includes housing and transportation between Bentley’s campus and Boston Logan Airport. Students attending multiple sessions receive 5% off each additional course. Fees (to be revised) for each course are listed below.

Online$1,490Program materials
Commuter$2,250Program materials, meals, transportation to weekday activities
Residential$3,180Program materials, meals, transportation to weekday activities, housing, and airport shuttle

A limited number of scholarships are available to talented students whose families have demonstrated need based on most recent U.S. income tax filings or submission of materials that outline the demonstration of financial need. Those who wish to be considered may indicate so in their application and upload the requested tax statements. 

Cancellation and Tuition Refund Policy

Bentley University reserves the right to cancel any session and will issue a full tuition refund. Below is the tuition refund schedule for student-initiated cancelations for 2024. 

Request DateTuition Refund
April 15, 2024100%
May 1, 202450%
May 15, 202425%

No tuition will be refunded if a request is made after May 15, 2024. Students dismissed from any session for disciplinary reasons will not be issued any tuition refund. 

Participant Policies

Admitted students will receive further details about policies and procedures governing participation in the Wall Street 101 Program, which must be signed by the student, and the parent/legal guardian of students below the age of 18. A summary of these policies is included here for reference in the application process.

Student Conduct

These programs have rules governing student conduct at all times to make this program safe, fun, and educational for all participants. Teaching assistants will be assigned to help you navigate the materials and projects. Resident advisers will supervise students in housing. You will need to sign a personal conduct policy at registration.  Any violation of the code of conduct will go through due process and will be grounds for dismissal from the Program with no refunds.    

Zoom Etiquette

We will issue an official ID for access to Zoom and other software.  You cannot share the session Zoom access and password with anyone.  Sharing Zoom access code and password with others will violate program policies, and you will be expelled from the session.  Your microphone should always be muted if you are not participating in class discussions.  

Licensed Software

Students will be given official access to Zoom, Blackboard, and online databases (Bloomberg, FactSet, Morningstar Direct, and CapIQ) licensed by Bentley University for educational purposes only; students are not to use their access for any purposes outside the scope of the Wall Street 101 Program. 

Redistributing Course Content

Lectures and instructional materials shared with you during your session are intellectual properties of Bentley University. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution are strictly prohibited.