Home Schooled Students

 
Benedictine University at Mesa is a private Catholic liberal arts university guided by the Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage. We welcome students who have had a home-schooled educational experience. Your education at Benedictine will be enhanced by a values-centered curriculum with experienced faculty, small class sizes, internships and research opportunities. As a home-schooled student, you may have questions about the college admissions process. Our admissions counselors are dedicated to helping you find the right university for you.

If you have additional questions, or if you would like to schedule a campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at (602) 888-5500.

 

Does Benedictine University admit home-school graduates?

Yes. We review all applications to Benedictine and admit students who meet our admissions criteria. This includes home-schooled students. We are interested in having well-qualified applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We encourage home-schooled students to apply for admission.

How many home-schoolers can be admitted each year?

There is no limit on how many home-schooled students can be admitted each year. The application of each student is reviewed on an individual basis.

What are your admission requirements for home-schooled applicants?

Home-schooled applicants are reviewed
the same as all freshmen applicants. All applicants must submit a completed
application, an application fee or fee waiver, official transcripts, official
ACT/SAT scores and a letter of recommendation to be considered.

When a home-school teacher submits a high school transcript, what else might prove helpful in the application review process?

We would like traditional information such a course titles, grades, credits, dates of completion and test scores. In addition, we may ask for course descriptions, a list of textbooks used and a list of the amount of time spent writing or conducting laboratory work.

Do you require a GED diploma or certificate?

No. We do not require a GED diploma or certificate, but it is accepted.

Would you accept a letter of recommendation from a parent when the parent is the primary instructor?

No. We request a letter to be sent from someone outside of the family who can speak to the student's character. We would accept a letter from a priest, pastor, employer or other educational provider.

What can home-schoolers do to strengthen their high school preparation?

Taking dual-credit courses or Advanced Placement exams can show how a student has prepared for college and may result in college credit. Students may also submit a personal statement, explaining their home-school experience and academic strengths.

Can home-schoolers compete successfully for academic scholarships?

All applicants for admission will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships. Cumulative grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are considered when awarding merit-based scholarships.

Are there any courses that Benedictine recommends as a part of the high school curriculum?

We require students have four years of English, three years of mathematics (for example: algebra, geometry and one course beyond geometry), three years of science (for example: biology, chemistry and physics), three years of social sciences and two years of a foreign language.

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Mesa Visiting Scholar Performance: Sarah E. Owens
Mesa Branch Campus
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Mesa Visiting Scholar Performance: Sarah E. Owens

Date: October 13

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Gillett Hall, Commuity Room

Contact: Anthony Cella    (480) 878-6702    acella@ben.edu

Event Description:

Sarah E. Owens is Professor of Spanish at College of Charleston. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and she specializes in the writings of colonial and early modern Spanish nuns. Her research has taken her to the archives of Mexico, Spain, Chile, and the Vatican. In 2009 she published an award-winning edition of a Spanish nun’s travel account called “Journey of Five Capuchin Nuns.” Her most recent book, “Women of the Iberian Atlantic” (2012), won the award for Best Collaborative Project from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. It is a co-edited collection of essays that explores the lives, places, and stories of women in the Iberian Atlantic between 1500 and 1800. Her current book project, “Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire,” is supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Her teaching interests include women writers of Latin America – from the colonial period to present day. She has taught several courses in the Masters of Education program, the Honor’s program and often teaches Introduction to Latin American Studies. Owens is passionate about study abroad and has led College of Charleston students to Spain and Chile.

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