Welcome to the Advising Center’s Incoming Transfer student page. If you have previously attended a SOAR event, take some time to log into and set up the following accounts:
The best way to explain this would be to look at a sample class on a schedule and break it down:
Each sport has its own schedule your schedule will try to accommodate. Please consult with your coach to find out the specific times and dates of practice before you choose your classes. They will do their best to adjust accordingly and work around potential scheduling issues.
This can be due to several possibilities. Please consult your academic advisor with any questions you have about your schedule changing. The following is a list of some, but not all of the reasons:
Your Advising Center advisor is located within Lownik Hall. Once you have committed, and your transcripts have been evaluated, your file will be transferred to your advisor within the Advising Center. Your advisor will reach out to you via phone or email to schedule an initial advising appointment. Depending on your major and course completion, you will be transferred over to your departmental advisor within the first few months of the semester. You can find your new advisor’s contact information in the “Student Center” of your MyBenU account, or you can utilize the campus directory.
Benedictine University accepts course credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities if the courses are deemed to be comparable in scope and level of difficulty to courses offered at Benedictine. Credit identified as developmental or pre-college in level of study may be used as a basis for placement but will not be accepted in transfer. Students may be required to submit course syllabi/additional documentation for review before certain courses can be evaluated.
There is no limit to the number of credit hours you can transfer to Benedictine University, however, you need to be aware of residency requirements. Refer to your checklist for the requirements that apply to you.
If you have completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree through a college within the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), the General Education Curriculum requirements are usually satisfied on your major checklist. However, due state regulations, some majors still require you to complete General Education Curriculum classes. Refer to your checklist and check with your advisor to be sure.
Not necessarily. The number of credits transferring over does not indicate the amount of time you have left, it depends solely on your major and how many credits you have transferring over that can be applied to that major. Refer to your evaluated checklist to see how many credits are remaining, and always take into consideration the residency requirements.
Courses that are transferrable but do not satisfy the Basic Skills, General Education Curriculum, or a major or cognate requirement will not be listed on your checklist but will count as general elective credit toward the overall 120 semester hours required for graduation.
A course completed with a grade of “D” will not be accepted if required for your major, a Basic Skills requirement or other requirements as stated in the University catalog.
No, only courses taken at Benedictine University will be included in the GPA at Benedictine.
In most cases, the “extra semester hour” will count as general elective credit toward the overall 120 semester hours required for graduation.
These classes are a requirement for every major at Benedictine. The General Education Curriculum represents the different approaches to knowledge that form essential components of a liberal arts education. Rather than having students choose their General Education electives from traditional disciplinary categories such as Religious Studies or Mathematics, the Benedictine University system allows all undergraduates to select from a system of courses that embody the key practices and categories of a range of professions and fields. Visit the General Education website to learn more.
The Interdisciplinary Seminars courses are Benedictine-specific courses that cannot be transferred in or out. IDS 201 is taken when you are at least a sophomore and IDS 301 is taken when you are at least a junior.
Most colleges should have a prominent “Accreditation Statement” in their catalog or website. The following organizations grant regional accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU).
Benedictine University operates on the semester system and grants credits in semester hours. The academic year consists of two 15-week semesters, fall and spring. There is also a summer term consisting of two five-week sessions.
One quarter-hour equals two-thirds of a semester hour. Divide the number of quarter hours by three and multiply by two. Here is a breakdown of the conversion:
Credit for non-traditional experiences, including military education, will be considered based upon American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations. Military education credit is considered as an external credit program.
Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans.
To have your credit evaluated, request your military transcripts by visiting the Joint Services Transcript system.
An evaluation first needs to be completed by Educational Credential Evaluators. Once Benedictine University receives an official ECE evaluation, transfer credit is then evaluated according to the Transfer Credit Policy. Syllabi may be requested.
You will meet with an advisor from the Advising Center prior to registering for classes. You will work with us until the middle of your first semester at Benedictine before you are assigned a new faculty advisor from your major department. You must contact your new faculty advisor to set up your future advising appointment.
Some tips to be prepared for your meeting are:
Step-by-step instructions for registering and details about account holds can also be found in the following videos: