Typical Admissions Timeline

This timetable applies to high school students. These guidelines are suggestions to help make your admission to Benedictine University smoother.

Junior or Senior Year

Visit us. Attend one of our many Open House events. We also recommend arranging a personal visit with an Admissions counselor and taking an official tour with one of our students. We can schedule a time that you can meet with a professor or students in your field. We can also arrange for you to stay overnight in the residence halls with a current student.

September - May of Senior Year

Apply for admission. Request a Benedictine University admission application from the Office of Admissions at or get it online. Return the application, high school/college transcripts, high school guidance counselor letter of recommendation, and official ACT/SAT report to the Admissions Office.

January - May Senior Year

Apply for financial aid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is a government form which determines your financial need. Remember to include Benedictine’s code: 001767. View the Financial Aid Office's website.

October - May Senior Year

Submit your residence hall application if you plan to live on campus. This application will arrive with your acceptance packet, or you can get one from Benedictine’s Residence Life Office website.

March 1

Registration for fall courses opens.

March 15

Priority deadline for FAFSA and financial aid.

May 1

Admissions priority deadline. Prospective freshmen should accept the offer of admission and pay the tuition deposit no later than May 1.

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