The Wall Street 101 Program is based on the guiding principle that capital markets awareness and familiarity are essential even though you may not be thinking of 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.
Tuition, Deadlines and Requirements
We offer three courses, each course lasting a week. The courses are Stock Market and Investment Research, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, and Investment Strategies. Prerequisite for each course varies. As long as you have basic familiarity with capital markets and are passionate about financial literacy, you should apply. Specifically, for the Stock Market and Investment Research and Investment Strategies courses, a basic level of familiarity with the stock market is recommended. Students without any familiarity with capital markets may find the courses challenging at first, however, intellectually curious students with a passion for learning something new and valuable have successfully completed the courses in the past. A basic level of proficiency in Excel or Google Sheets is essential for each course.
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.
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, and you will respond to an essay question. Please enter the name and email address of your recommender (optional) and upload a copy of your unofficial transcript (required) and SAT or ACT scores (optional). If you are requesting financial aid, you will need to work with the parent or guardian who claims you as a dependent to provide tax documents. You may save your work and return to the application later. The $75 application fee will be collected when you submit your application. 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 Fee||$75 one-time, non-refundable fee for all selected sessions|
|Rolling Admission||Applications are accepted on a space-available basis until June 1 and reserved only with complete payment of tuition.|
|Selection||Decisions are released on a rolling basis|
|Full Tuition Payment Due||1 week after admission to guarantee a seat in selected course|
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.
|Commuter||$2,250||Program materials, meals, transportation to weekday activities|
|Residential||$3,180||Program 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.
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 Date||Tuition Refund|
|April 15, 2024||100%|
|May 1, 2024||50%|
|May 15, 2024||25%|
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.
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.
These programs have a set of rules governing student conduct at all times to make this program safe, fun, and educational for all participants. There will be teaching assistants assigned to help you navigate through 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.
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 constitute a violation of program policies, and you will be expelled from the session. Your microphone should be muted at all times if you are not participating in class discussions.
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 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.