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Test Optional Policy Extended through 2022-2023 Academic Year

Due to the disruption to test administrations for both the SAT and ACT, Bentley is suspending the standardized test score requirement for first-year and transfer students for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. This includes fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022 and spring 2023 and applies to both domestic and international applicants. To read more about the policy, visit our first-year applicant page.

Test Optional FAQs

At Bentley, we’re committed to a caring and holistic review of every application, one that considers everything that makes you the person you are today. The entire application process at Bentley is about you and finding the best fit for your college experience.

Our students come from a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and cultures — aspects that are important to a rich educational experience and your success in college and beyond. Of course, we review the rigor of your curriculum and your achievements in the classroom, but beyond academics, we consider other attributes that define you. We want to know the way you navigated your high school years, your involvement in your community and your commitment to your interests.

Our admission team will give your application the attention it deserves, because you deserve nothing less. So, if you think Bentley might be a good fit for you, please let us know how we can help.

First-year students

If you're a high school senior or this is your first time in college, your Bentley University journey starts here. 

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Transfer students

If you've completed at least one semester of college and are interested in transferring to Bentley, apply here. 

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Women's Leadership Program application

This program gives promising young women the tools they need to lead. Students who apply to this program also need to complete the common application. 

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