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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. I did not receive a registration assignment time in MyBentley. What can I do?

Q2. How was my registration time determined?

Q3. I think that my registration time is incorrect, who should I contact?

Q4. I have a conflict with my registration time, can I register at another time?

Q5. I missed my registration time, when can I register?

Q6. I registered for courses during my time, now I want to make changes. When can I do this?

Q7. I am studying abroad and cannot register during my assigned time, what can I do?

Q8. I want to register for Wintersession/Summer courses, do I have to wait until my assigned registration time?

Q9. What should I do if I am closed out of any: AC, AF, CS, EC, FI, GB, LA, IDCC, IPM, MG, MK course or a PRS course?

Q10. What is an embedded service-learning course and how does it differ from a 4th-credit option?

 

Answers

Q1. I did not receive a registration assignment time in MyBentley. What can I do?
A1.  If you have not received a registration time contact the Registrar’s Office immediately at registrar@bentley.edu. Contact the office before Friday, March 29. After this date, appropriate placement of your time in the schedule may not be possible.

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Q2. How was my registration time determined?
A2.  Your day is determined by your registration credits which is the sum of (your cumulative credits earned) and (your total number of current registered credits)

For example, a student who has earned 66 credits and is taking 15 credits in the spring 2019 semester will have a total of 81 registration credits:

(66 credits) + (15 credits) = 81 registration credits

This student will register on Tuesday, April 2 because the student is eligible for senior-level courses based on Bentley’s registration window policy.

Be advised: Registration credits are only calculated on credits officially awarded and those credits for which you are currently registered. Any credit not viewable on Banner Web will not be calculated and will not be considered. If you think that there is credit that should be showing, you must contact the Registrar’s Office immediately.

Your registration time on a particular day is determined by your official class year which is based on your earned credits only (this total is always less than your registration credits). On your specific day, students with the highest class year will register first. Within the class year breakdown, students are assigned randomly within the alphabetic grouping is then given priority. 

* Class year (first year, sophomore, junior, senior) is based on earned credits and does not include your current spring 2019 registration credits.

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Q3. I think that my registration time is incorrect, who should I contact?
A3. If you think your registration time is wrong contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@bentley.edu before 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29. After this date, changes to registration times are not possible.

Note: Generally, it is unusual for a registration time to be wrong as it is based on system generated data. Depending on the timing and the circumstances, the Registrar's Office may or may not change a registration time.

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Q4. I have a conflict with my registration time, can I register at another time?
A4. This may be possible, but under no circumstances will a person be scheduled for an earlier time.

Changes will only be granted in rare circumstances, for example, a complete overlap of a class time with your registration assignment time.

To request your assignment time be rescheduled due to a conflict, you must send an email to the Registrar's Office at registrar@bentley.edu no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29. 

Note: After 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Friday, March 29, the Registrar’s Office may not be able to change registration assignment times.

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Q5. I missed my registration time, when can I register?
A5. Drop/add will be open until 11:59 PM on your assigned registration day. You can check the "Registration Dates & Availability" chart on page 4 of the fall 2019 Registration Booklet for additional add/drop times.

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Q6. I registered for courses during my time, now I want to make changes. When can I do this?
A6. To make changes to your schedule check the “Registration Dates & Availability” chart on page 4 of the fall 2019 Registration Booklet for additional drop/add times. In most cases, you can drop and add courses between 5:00 p.m. and midnight after your assigned registration day. There are other restrictions identified in the chart.

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Q7. I am studying abroad and cannot register during my assigned time. What can I do?
A7. If you are studying abroad and cannot register during your assigned time you can fax or email your course requests to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office will then attempt to register you for your course requests during your assigned registration time.

The Registrar’s Office fax number is 781.891.3428.

The Registrar’s Office email address is registrar@bentley.edu

In order to insure timely processing, you are encouraged to submit your choices as soon as possible before your scheduled registration date. Late requests received after the dates and times listed below will be processed when the staff is available.

  • For summer courses we must receive your course selections no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 29. 
  • If your registration date is Tuesday, April 2, we must receive your course selections by 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, April 1.
  • If your registration date is Wednesday, April 3, we must receive your course selections by 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, April 2.

In order to insure proper registration, your fax or email must include:

  • Your Name,
  • Your Bentley ID#,
  • Your registration date and time,
  • CRN,
  • Course number and section,
  • Course Title

Registration requests that are not accompanied by a Bentley ID# or CRN’s may not be processed in a timely manner. It is your responsibility to provide the Registrar’s Office all of the information necessary to process your requests. The Registrar’s Office will not make assumptions based on your submission. Any ambiguity in your course requests will not be processed.

You should list the courses in order of priority and list several alternatives in the event that courses are closed. You can check your schedule and make changes through MyBentley after 3:00 p.m. EST on your registration day.

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Q8. I want to register for Wintersession or Summer courses, do I have to wait until my assigned registration time?

A8. No. You can register for Wintersession and Summer courses at any time after the Wintersession or Summer registration is open. Wintersession registration is open during the fall registration period and Summer registration is open during the spring registration period. Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. If a course is closed, your are strongly encouraged to put yourself on the wait list. 

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Q9. What should I do if I am closed out of any course?
A9. If you are closed out of any course you will need to add yourself to the electronic wait list. For more information regarding the electronic waitlists, please see the "Registration Problems & FAQs" on page 5 of the fall 2019 Registration Booklet.

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Q10. What is an embedded service-learning course and how does it differ from a 4th-credit option?
A12. An embedded service-learning course incorporates a service project for all students into the course syllabus. The embedded project is graded and calculated in the course grade. The project usually takes the place of a research paper or some other major assignment that would normally be assigned for the course. It is not, therefore, extra work. It differs from a 4th-credit project in a few ways—first, the embedded project is not optional, and second, it does not require the additional work that is required for a 4th-credit.

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