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2020-21 Trimester Program

Congratulations on your acceptance to Bentley University. We recognize how difficult this pandemic has made your college decision process and understand the need for additional flexibility in the year ahead. To that end, we are moving to a trimester schedule for the 2020-21 academic year which will allow you to take classes in the fall, spring and summer. And as part of our effort to help families through this crisis, for next year only, first-year students who enroll in the fall will be eligible to take full or partial course loads in the fall, spring and now summer semester of 2021, while only paying tuition for the fall and spring.

Program benefits

Continue Your Education, On Time

Avoid delaying your education and move forward on the timeline you were anticipating

More Time On Campus

Benefit from additional time on-campus experience next summer in the event there are academic adjustments in the fall semester

Smart Investment

This program will reduce the overall cost of tuition and allow you to graduate early and join the workforce or get a jump start on your graduate degree

Trimester Program Webinar

The Bentley Leadership Team hosted a special webinar to share additional details about this program and potential plans for returning to campus this fall.

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interactive, online learning

As students get into a routine with online coursework for the time being, we want to ensure that students aren't missing other parts of the on campus experience--those random interactions with other students on campus and the ability to drop in and ask a staff member a question. So Bentley developed a new initiative called the Bentley NEST Program to do what Bentley does best--create an environment where you can receive support from staff and each other no matter where you are in the world. 

One Community, One Team

More than 90 staff, from coaches to police officers, sign up as mentors to support remote students

Embarking on Virtual Field Trips

Professor’s “virtual field trips” give students a close-up look at marine life

How Students Job Search in an Online World

Zoom Meeting with an Employer? Check. The Pulsifer Career Development Center Supports Students Remotely