- Apply for Program Completion Process
- Apply for Program Completion Deadlines
- Commencement Participation
- Degree Conferral Dates
- Graduation Honors
- Diploma Availability
Commencement 2023 Ceremony Info
Apply for Program Completion Process
After logging into Workday click on the Academics Icon. On the right hand side there will be a list of menu items. Under Academic Records select, Apply for Program Completion
Students expecting to graduate must apply for program completion in Workday by the deadlines published on the website. Students completing more than one degree or certificate must file a separate application for each one.
Students eligible to graduate and receive a diploma must:
complete all required and elective course requirements within the declared degree program
have a degree GPA of 2.7 and a major/concentration GPA of 2.7
clear all financial obligations with the university
Apply for Program Completion Deadlines
|Final course(s) will be completed in the following semester:||Apply for Program Completion by:||Your Degree will be awarded on:|
|Spring 2023||February 3, 2023||May 19, 2023|
|Summer 2023||March 26, 2023||October 27, 2023|
Commencement Participation Policy
If you are taking your final course(s) during the summer 2023 semester then your degree will be awarded in October 2023. You are invited to attend the 2023 Commencement Ceremony; however, students who will be short of the graduation requirements by six or fewer credits at the end of the spring 2023 semester may participate as "participants" in the 2023 commencement ceremony as long as they are registered for their final courses during the Summer. In order to participate, you must apply for program completion by February 1st. Please be sure to select the "October 2023" graduation date. This will ensure you are included in all commencement communications.
In order to "participate" in the Graduate Commencement Ceremony, the October candidate must meet all of the following criteria:
No more than 6 credits away from completing your degree requirements as of May 1, 2023
Planning to take your final course(s) during the summer 2023 semester
Registered for your final (summer 2022) course(s) by May 1, 2023
May not be subject to review by the Academic Performance Committee
Have a degree GPA of 2.7 or above as well as a major/concentration GPA of 2.7 or above
Have no outstanding student account balance
Degree Conferral Dates
Degrees are awarded three times a year (Oct/Nov, Feb/March and May). However, there is one ceremony per academic year, in May. All three graduating classes are invited to attend the May ceremony.
If you complete your final course(s) during the summer semester, your degree will be awarded in Oct/Nov.
If you complete your final course(s) during the fall semester, your degree will be awarded in Feb/March
If you complete your final course(s) during the spring semester, your degree will be awarded in May.
Please note: May intensive courses and May study tour courses are part of the summer semester, not spring. Any student completing his/her final course as a May intensive or study tour will be awarded his/her degree at the conclusion of the summer semester (October).
Please review the Graduate School Catalogue
May Graduates - Your diploma will be mailed the end of June to the address you have provided.
Oct/Nov Graduates -Your diploma will be mailed out the end of November to the address you have provided.
Feb/Mar Graduates - Your diploma will be mailed out the end of March to the address you have provided.
I am an MBA student. Will my concentration be printed on my diploma? No. The diploma will read "Master of Business Administration"
I have special accent marks in my name. How do I communicate this to the Registrar's office so that my diploma is printed correctly? There are several ways:
Fax your request to the Registrar's Office, 781.891.3428
Email your request to the Registrar's office, email@example.com
I am a Emerging Leaders MBA, Professional MBA, or MS+MBA. What will be printed on my diploma? The diploma will read "Master of Business Administration". MS+MBA students receive 2 separate diplomas - one MBA and one MS and must file separate applications for program completion.
I completed some extra graduate courses that do not count toward my MS/MBA degree. How does that affect my GPA? Please review the Graduate School Catalogue.
I will be completing my second graduate degree at Bentley. How are graduation honors determined for each degree? Please review the Graduate School Catalogue.
When will a transcript be available with my degree conferral date printed on it? Approximately two business days after the official conferral date. Once the conferral date is posted to the transcript, it may take up to 5 business days to process transcript requests.
Am I able to obtain multiple copies of my diploma? No, only one original is produced and valid
I want to purchase a frame for my diploma. What size is it? Diplomas for MBA and MS degrees are 11 x 14 inches; Certificates are 6 x 8 inches
I plan to attend the Commencement Ceremony, but I owe money on my student account. Can I still participate? No. You must have no outstanding student account balance to participate in the ceremony.
Do my guests need tickets to get into the Commencement Ceremony? How many of my friends and relatives can attend? See Commencement Site
I graduated from Bentley as an undergraduate. Can I wear the same cap and gown to the graduate ceremony? No, the gown and hood are different.
2023 Graduation Ceremony Information
For General information, including cap and gown purchase, please go to Commencement Site
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 2023 COMMUNICATION
A letter containing general information about the ceremony will be sent mid-March to the following groups:
- All October 2022 graduates
- All February 2023 graduates
- All May 2023 graduation candidates
- All October 2023 graduation candidates (who have filed a Petition to Graduate by February 1st stating that they would like to attend the 2023 ceremony as a “participant”)
A packet containing more detailed information will be mailed in mid-April – only to the subset of the students listed above who have indicated on their application for program completion that they plan to participate in the 2023 ceremony.
The third and final letter will be mailed several days prior to the ceremony – only to students who previously indicated that they would be participating in the 2023 ceremony.
**Please be sure that your address is kept up to date with the Registrar’s Office** so that you don’t miss out on these important letters. If you did not receive a letter mentioned above, please contact the Registrar's Office.