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FAQs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Wall Street 101 camps will be offered online via Zoom.  

Camp policy

The online programs have a set of rules governing student conduct at all times to make this program safe, fun, and educational for all campers. Make sure you abide by these rules at all times. There will be teaching assistants assigned to help you navigate through the materials and projects. You will need to sign personal conduct policy at registration. 

  • 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 constitute a violation of camp policies, and you will be expelled from the session.  Please keep the microphone muted at all times if you are not participating in class discussions. 
  • Redistributing course materials and recording zoom session: Lectures and instructional materials shared with you during your session are intellectual properties of Bentley University.  Unauthorized reproduction and distribution are strictly prohibited. 
  • What is the cell phone policyWe understand that cell phones are an essential part of your life for communicating with your friends and family. However, we will enforce the following rules regarding your phone usage during academic sessions: keep phones on silent mode; texting and playing games are strictly prohibited; talking on the phones is not allowed unless in an emergency. 
  • What is the dress code? The dress code is business casual.
  • How many students are in the class? There are 35 students (maximum) in each session. 

 

Application

  • What academic and personal achievements are we looking for? We are far more interested in students’ drive to learn vs. their respective GPAs. A student is much more than a GPA. We are more interested in the student’s ability to work hard, help others, express ideas, ask questions, participate in his/her community, etc.  Complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, leadership skills, community involvement, sports, volunteer work, notable achievements, and hobbies are essential components of your application package.
  • Can I apply to the program if I am not a rising high school sophomore?  The program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. Registration is competitive. We have made exceptions in the past for rising high school sophomores who exhibit exceptional drive and interest in the global financial markets. Feel free to register as a rising high school sophomore but note that priority is granted to rising juniors and seniors.
  • Can I apply to the program if I will be graduating from high school in June 2021?  We have made exceptions in the past for students who have recently graduated from high school and who exhibit exceptional drive and interest in the global financial markets. Feel free to register as a graduating (June 2021) high school student, but please note that priority is granted to the rising high school juniors and seniors. Have
  • Does registration require an official transcript, or can I send you a copy?  A copy of your transcript is acceptable.
  • Does registration require an official SAT/ACT? We do not require SAT/ACT or equivalent tests to attend WS101 Camps.  However, if you have already taken SAT/ACT or equivalent tests and you have the scores, please submit a copy of your report (s). 
  • How competitive is the program?  The program is very competitive.  
  • Should my application include a resume?  It is recommended.  Please limit the length to one page.  

 

May I apply if I am homeschooled?

Yes, we welcome applications from homeschooled students. 

 

Where do the students come from?

Students come from the United States and many foreign countries. Past students have come from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, Pakistan, India, Venezuela, Israel, UK, Canada, Germany, and France.

 

What is the average percentage of females in each class?

We average approximately 40% females in each class. 

 

What can I do to prepare for the program?

We do not have advanced assignments; however, there are several interesting books on financial literacy and the role of computer science in the future of investing, etc. It is always helpful to watch financial news (like CNBC) to understand better how world news affects the global markets.

 

Can I meet with an admissions counselor while I am attending Wall Street 101?

Yes, we will have a session during Wall Street 101 with an admissions counselor, and you will be able to register for an interview. We can also arrange for you to meet with a professor.

 

Can I meet with one of the athletic coaches while I am on campus?

Yes, we recommend that you reach out to the coach before arrival to make an appointment.  

 

Does attending the Wall Street 101 Pre-College Program guarantees admission to Bentley University?

No.  However, attending Bentley’s Wall Street 101 program and performing well will show your advanced interest in business and Bentley. Additionally, Wall Street 101 offers many opportunities to help you navigate the college application process and enhance your performance in a college setting. Finally, Wall Street 101 training can also help you with summer employment and internships.

 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at tradingroom@bentley.edu.