Benedictine University has rolling admissions and does not have a deadline for accepting new applications for the fall semester. We encourage traditional undergraduate students to apply within their first semester of their senior year of high school. The application review process takes approximately one week. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an Admissions counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status. Prospective freshmen should accept the offer of admission and pay the tuition deposit no later than May 1 to secure their spot for the incoming freshman class.
To establish English proficiency international students may submit an TOEFL or IELTS test score instead of an ACT or SAT score. At least one test score is required: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS. All test scores must be official.
If students do not meet minimum admission requirements, they are encouraged to submit a minimum one-page personal statement. The topic of this personal statement is "What are your academic strengths and how will they help you at Benedictine?". The personal statement is meant to be a reflection of past academic coursework as well as your writing ability. It is necessary that you provide all relevant information about your academic performance and high school experience.
The Admission Committee meets weekly to review applications for prospective students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements. The Admission Committee looks for well-rounded students who will be successful and contribute to the Benedictine University community.
If you have any specific questions about admission requirements, your personal statement or the Admission Committee, please contact your Admissions counselor.