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

Incoming Students:

We are very excited to welcome our new Fall 2015 freshman to the New Student Advising Center. Fall registration for these students begins March 2nd. During the initial advising appointment these new students will learn more about their major, plan out their fall schedule and discuss various campus resources. Advisors from the New Student Advising Center will contact incoming students to schedule their respective advising appointments.

Current Students:

All current freshman have been transitioned over to the department for faculty advisement. Please check MyBenU to see who your new advisor is by March 23rd. You will need to schedule an appointment with them to discuss summer and fall registration. Fall registration begins on March 30th.

All current students should start contacting their faculty advisors to plan ahead and schedule their advising appointments in preparation for Fall 2015 registration. Advisor information can be located in each student's MyBenU account.

Summer school registration is also open. All current students can register for any courses they wish by visiting MyBenU.

Registration for our current Benedictine students will begin on March 30th. Seniors who have earned 90 hours or more will be able to register on this day. More information regarding registration and class offerings can be located at http://www.ben.edu/benulive.  Students can also log into their MyBenU account to locate available classes and to confirm their specific enrollment dates.

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