New Student Advising Center

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.

Welcome to the New Student Advising Center website at Benedictine University!

Thank you for visiting. Our office is here to provide quality advising services as well as offer resources to new Freshman and Transfer students.

INCOMING STUDENTS:

Students who will be starting at Benedictine University this coming Summer and Fall 2014 will be assigned an academic advisor from the New Student Advising Center. Once you have tested and paid your tuition deposit, an academic advisor will contact you by phone or email to schedule an advising appointment. We look forward to working with you.

All incoming freshmen are required to complete our summer reading program. Learn about the summer reading assignment and how to access the book here.

CURRENT STUDENTS:

All current freshmen will be assigned faculty advisors this semester. In order to facilitate this, advisors in the New Student Advising Center will be contacting you to confirm your major to ensure that you are assigned a faculty advisor relating to your particular major. Once you confirm your major with your NSAC advisor, you will be informed of your new faculty advisor assignment. You must then contact your faculty advisor to schedule advising appointments in preparation for Fall 2014 registration.

IMPORTANT: Fall 2014 Registration Information for Current Students

Statement on Academic Advising

At Benedictine University academic advising is grounded in Benedictine values and the University mission. It is an interactive process between the advisor and student and is supported by technology. The goal is to promote each student's academic, career and personal development.

Faculty and staff are committed to creating a decision-making framework through which students can identify and realize their educational goals. Although academic advising is a collaborative function of both student and advisor, the final responsibility for satisfying University and major requirements rests with the student.

The student actively participates in the educational decision-making process.

Students will:

  • Become knowledgeable of all the University's academic requirements, policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain a plan for a course of study
  • Keep an accurate record of academic activities and documents
  • Value the role of the advisor by preparing for and keeping advising appointments
  • Initiate and maintain open and honest communication with the advisor
  • Access additional University resources to facilitate the decision-making process

The advisor listens to and guides the student through the educational decision-making process.

Advisors will:

  • Foster the student's sense of responsibility for his/her academic progress
  • Help the student obtain accurate information about educational and career options, academic requirements, policies and procedures
  • Help the student plan and monitor an educational program consistent with individual interests and abilities
  • Assist the student in maintaining an accurate record of course registrations and completions
  • Be available on a scheduled basis for academic consultation and advice
  • Refer the student to appropriate University resources
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