Freshmen
FAQ

Students are the lifeblood of any university. Through the collaborative efforts of our various offices, we help students make informed choices about continuing their education. We provide a welcoming atmosphere that reflects the best of the Benedictine values of hospitality and a concern for the development of each individual.

Do all students have to live on campus?
Students are not required to live on campus. If you choose to, please submit your housing application by the priority deadline to Residence Life.

What is the application deadline?
Benedictine has a rolling admissions policy. There is no final deadline. We suggest submitting your application during the first semester of your senior year in high school. Download the application.

How can I get a job on campus?
All on campus jobs are posted on the website. You can also contact the head of a department for more information about student work. View the available campus jobs.

Does Benedictine University offer scholarships?
Benedictine offers merit-based and other scholarships. Once accepted, students receive an award letter detailing their merit-based scholarship. View the available scholarships at Benedictine University.

Does Benedictine University accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit?
Yes. Benedictine University accepts AP credit based upon test scores. View information about AP credit.

I have a learning disability and had special accommodations in high school. Will I receive the same assistance at Benedictine?
The Student Success Center provides academic support and accommodations for students with disabilities.

What if I do not meet Benedictine’s admissions requirements?
We advise all students interested in attending Benedictine to set up an appointment with their Admissions Counselor to go over the admissions process.

What are the ACT, SAT and FAFSA codes for Benedictine?
Our ACT code is 1132, our SAT code is 1707, and our FAFSA code is 001767.

Do I have to declare a major in my freshman year?
No. During your freshman year, you will work with an Academic Advisor, at the New Student Advising Center, who will assist you with course selection and mentor you while decide on a major.

What level does Benedictine compete at athletically?
The Benedictine Eagles compete in NCAA Division III (athletic scholarships are not offered at this level).

Do I have to be Catholic to attend Benedictine?
No. Benedictine is a very diverse campus with students from many different faiths. Benedictine was ranked 11th for “Campus Diversity” in the Midwest by US News & World Report for 2009.

Does Benedictine offer internship programs?
Yes. The Career Development Center has developed relationships with employers throughout the Chicago area. Advisors and faculty members are also great sources for potential internships.

Do I have an opportunity to study abroad?
The International Studies office has information on all study abroad opportunities.

How can I receive more information about Benedictine University?
Submit an information request form online or call the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300.

How can I learn if Benedictine University offers an academic area in which I am interested?
Visit our academics homepage or call the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300

How can I schedule a campus visit?
Call the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 and ask to speak with an Admissions Counselor, who will arrange a visit.

Where is Benedictine located- how long does it take to get to campus?
There are directions to Benedictine. Also be sure to check the over-night accommodations.

When is the housing application due?
Due to high housing demand, we encourage you to place an application and housing deposit on file no later than February.

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