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E-mail
adultenrollment@ben.edu

Phone (Toll Free)
(877) 353-9622
Bellwood (Main)
(708) 649-3411
Moser (Main)
(630) 829-2277

Bellwood Fax
(708) 649-3094
Moser Fax
(630) 829-6371

Adult Accelerated Enrollment
FAQ

When is the application deadline?

Benedictine University has a rolling admission. Students can apply at any time. Contact your Admissions Counselor for admissions and registration deadlines for your program.

Can I have an unofficial evaluation done of my previous credits?

Yes. This can be completed by your Admissions Counselor.

Is there an age requirement for the Adult Accelerated Learning Team programs?

Yes. The Adult Accelerated Learning Team programs are designed for the adult learner, therefore we look for students to be a minimum of 22 years old and have two years of significant work experience. If you don't meet these requirements, please speak to your Admissions Counselor.       

How long will it take me to earn my degree?

Most students complete the undergraduate coursework in just two years or less, depending on the program.

How soon can I begin classes?

Adult Accelerated Learning Team programs form and start year-round in multiple locations. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information on programs offered in your preferred location.

Can I earn credit for what I learned outside the formal classroom setting?

Yes, a student can receive credit toward graduation for prior credit-level learning at the baccalaureate level. This includes assessment of credit through the development of a prior-learning portfolio and training courses that have been reviewed by the American Council on Education. You can also speak to your advisor about the College Level Examination Program and/or DANTES college credit-by-exam.

Can I afford going back to school?

Benedictine University realizes that cost is an important factor to consider when evaluating a degree program, especially for adult students returning to school. Adult Accelerated Learning Team program tuition is offered at competitive, lower rates than traditional programs. Adult students are classified as full-time students and have the option to apply for financial aid to finance their education. Students are encouraged to seek outside scholarship opportunities, and can speak to an Admissions Counselor about financial aid and other payment options, including payment plans with tuition reimbursement.

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