Registration Information

Registration Tips

  • Be sure to confirm your enrollment appointment using MyBenU.
  • To view your enrollment appointment, use the following navigation in MyBenU: SA Self-Service > Learner Services > Academics > View Enrollment Appointment

Important registration considerations

To All Benedictine Students,

Your grades, which are posted on your transcript, are a direct result of the registration actions you take each semester. The registration processing (adds/drops/swaps) at Benedictine is based on Academic Calendar policy. Please pay close attention to all registration deadlines. For instance, if you drop a course after the "End of Add/Drop Period for SEM classes," a "W" (Withdrawal) is posted to your transcript to reflect that drop date. The academic history on a transcript must remain accurate and will not be adjusted once posted.

Whenever you complete any registration adjustments, always review your class schedule to make sure your on-line processing is accurately done. If not, the transcript grades will reflect registration errors. For example, you may attempt to drop a course. If not successfully dropped, your name will remain on the instructor's Class Roster, and he/she is required to post an "F" grade for non-participation in the course. If you are not successfully registered for a class even though you attended class sessions, your name will not be on the instructor's Grade Roster and he/she will not be able to submit a grade. The instructor should not allow you to remain in a class unless you are officially registered and your name appears on the Class Roster.

If you have questions regarding registration policies or procedures, please contact any Registrar's Office staff member. They will be glad to assist you to complete accurate course registration.

How-to-Register Videos

Registering For Classes
Accessing MyBenU From Off Campus
Account Holds

Course Schedule

The complete collection of course schedules are all hosted on the BenULive web page.

NOTE: All registration is done online through your MyBenU account. 

Course Schedule Explanation

Variable Credit

If a course is listed as variable credit, you may register for the amount of credit in the designated range.

Meeting Days

M T W R F SA SU — Indicates the day of the week

  • TBA – To be arranged; contact department or instructor
  • OL – Online course
  • WI – Writing intensive class
  • C – Core class
  • S – Skills class
  • TC – Teacher Education - Non-Western Culture

Three credit-hour courses usually meet for two-and-a-half hours (excluding breaks) if once a week, for one-and-a-quarter hours if twice a week, and for 50 minutes if three times a week. Benedictine University reserves the right to close or cancel courses if they are over- or under-enrolled. The University also reserves the right to change course meeting days or times, instructor or room locations.

Registration Information


The Audit (AUD) grade designation indicates that a student has registered for a course and was eligible to attend class sessions. Auditing a course does not necessarily reflect participation, nor does it indicate anything regarding completion of assignments. Auditors are entitled to participate in class activities to the extent the instructor permits. Audit registration requires the approval of the instructor. A student may not change from credit to audit or audit to credit after the end of the add/drop period. If a course has stated enrollment limits, students taking the course for credit will be enrolled before students auditing the course. Lab courses may not be taken as an audit. When an AUD grade designation is posted on the transcript, it cannot be changed to a letter grade. Audited courses are not available for later credit or proficiency by examination.

NOTE: Students receive no credit for audited courses and no entry is made on permanent transcripts. Students may change to or from audit only during the first week of class. The tuition rate per hour is one-half the full tuition rate. Students may not seek credit for an audit course by later examination. Lab courses may not be audited.

  • Appropriate prerequisites are listed in the course description. It is your responsibility to determine that you have completed them or consulted with the department chair about a suitable equivalent.
  • Classroom assignments and other class changes will be posted on BenULive (

Registration Procedures

Registration by Seniority
  • You will be assigned a date to register using MyBenU on a seniority system of credit hours earned. Students may not access registration in MyBenU prior to their assigned time. (NOTE:After the registration date is assigned, it will not be adjusted based on any additional posting to the transcript of transfer credits, AP credits, etc.)
  • If you cannot register at your assigned time slot, you may register at a later time.
  • You should verify your enrollment appointment on MyBenU.
  • There will be no excused absences from class to register for a future term. Please plan accordingly.
  • All holds (financial, health, library) must be cleared prior to registration.
  • **You must see your advisor prior to your registration date for advising or you will be unable to register**
Department/Instructor Consent Instructions

Consent/approval is granted by a permission number (PIN). This PIN is available only through the instructor/department.

Procedures for Waitlisted Classes
  1. Students may place themselves on a course waitlist through MyBenU using BenUConnect (there is no need to provide contact information).
  2. If a seat becomes available, the students who are highest on the list will be auto-enrolled and notified via their Benedictine University email account. Hence, students on waitlist(s) should check their Benedictine email account regularly to see if they have been auto-enrolled in the course. This is a University-wide policy applicable to all academic departments.
  • (No guarantees) Being on a waitlist does NOT guarantee that students will get into a course; rather, the waitlist merely establishes the order that students will be auto-enrolled if a seat becomes available. Do not negotiate with a department for a higher position on a waitlist, nor for a PIN when a waitlist is in place. Additionally, do not ask to be placed on a waitlist when it is at capacity.
  • (Prerequisites) Students who do not meet the stated prerequisites for a course will not be allowed to put themselves on the waitlist for that course.
  • (Time conflicts) If students on a waitlist are enrolled in a different class that meets at the same time as the waitlisted class, then the system will NOT auto enroll them when a seat becomes available. The system will skip over that student and auto-enroll the next student on the waitlist. The first student will, however, retain his/her position on the waitlist.
  • (Multiple sections) Students who are waitlisted for a different section(s) of a course in which they are already enrolled will NOT be auto-enrolled when a seat becomes available in the waitlisted section. Students will retain their position on the waitlist, but will be skipped over by the system. Similarly, if a student is waitlisted for multiple sections of a course in which they are not enrolled, then upon being auto enrolled in the course, they will be auto removed from the waitlists of all the other sections of the course.
  • (18 hour limit) If auto-enrolling will put the student over the 18 credit-hour limit, the system will NOT auto-enroll the student. Students must get their record updated to allow them to register for more than 18 credit hours. Once the record is updated with a new limit, students can be auto-enrolled in the course if doing so keeps them within the new limit. (Students should talk to their advisors for required signatures approvals.)
  • (Four hour limit) Students can waitlist themselves in courses up to a maximum of four credit-hours total.
  • (Checkbox) Some students on a waitlist will NOT be auto-enrolled unless their advising record is updated by their advisor. Students who are new freshmen, on academic probation or new transfer students (first-term transfer) must receive advisor approval so the "Eligible to Enroll" box is checked each time in their advising record before the system will auto-enroll them from a waitlist.
  • (Changing your mind) Students on a waitlist who change their mind and no longer wish to take a course should remove themselves from the waitlist using MyBenU.
  • (Checking your status) Rather than calling the department, students should use MyBenU to determine their current position on the waitlist.
  • (Responsibility) Students who use the waitlist option are responsible for monitoring their schedules.
  • (Add/Drop week) Effective the first day of the term, the waitlist option and auto enroll will be frozen. Use of PIN numbers will continue to be recognized through the first week of classes only.

Administrative Drop Policy*

*This policy does not apply to classes in the School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education.

  • Drop for Non-Attendance: Undergraduate students may be dropped from a class for non-attendance by a departmental administrative drop by the end of the first week of the class.
  • Intent of the Policy: The primary intent of the Administrative Drop Policy is to ensure full enrollment in classes in which demand for seats exceeds supply. The purpose is to free seats held by non-attending students in such classes so that students who wish to take the class may be able to do so.
  • To avoid being administratively withdrawn from a class, a student must request permission to remain in the course. Permission must be requested from the Department Chair (reference the Faculty/Staff Directory on the website at to find your Department Chair) prior to the first class meeting.
  • Such requests must be made in writing (by email using the student's University email account) and must specify which dates during the first week of class would be missed and the reason for the proposed absence. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the request has been received.
  • Upon receipt of the request, the Department Chair (or instructor) shall notify the student as to whether the request has been granted. This notification will be made to the student's University email address by the end of the first week of the class.
  • The Department Chair shall notify the Registrar of all administrative drops for his/her department prior to the end of the first week of the class.
  • The Registrar shall drop the student from the class and notify the student and the student's academic advisor of the administrative drop. Notification will be made to the student's University email address.

Academic Repeat Policy

For courses taken at Benedictine University, undergraduate students – both degree-seeking and Students-At-Large (SAL) – may repeat a course in which they received grades of "W," "D" or "F" no more than two times. Students may not repeat any course in which they receive a grade of "C" or better. When a course is repeated for credit, the earlier earned grade remains on the student's permanent record and will appear on all transcripts. Only the last enrollment and earned grade will be used in computing the cumulative grade point average and awarding of credit. If a student wishes to repeat a course originally taken at Benedictine University and in which an earned grade was received, the repeat must be a course at Benedictine University. A repeat may not be by independent study or by study at another institution. The Academic Standing Committee may provide exceptions to this policy. An earned grade is a grade of "A," "B," "C," "D" and "F."

Students who have graduated may not repeat a course for credit in which they previously earned a grade of "A," "B," "C" or "D." A student who has graduated may only audit a course in which they previously earned credit.

For New Students

Degree Seeking

If you wish to work toward a degree on either a full- or part-time basis, you should contact the Enrollment Services Center at (630) 829-6300 as soon as possible. Upon admission you will be assigned an academic advisor with whom you meet for advising and registration. 

The graduation requirements you must meet are those in effect at the time of your admission to degree status, which may be different from those in effect if you registered for classes as a Student-At-Large (SAL).

Non-degree Seeking (Student-At-Large)

A Student-At-Large (SAL) is one who wishes to take courses for one's own enrichment or enjoyment or while on leave from another college and who is not seeking a degree from Benedictine University. A new SAL should contact the Advising Center at (630) 829-1120. 

A SAL is not required to submit transcripts. Should you later decide to work toward a Benedictine University degree, your SAL courses may satisfy some of our graduation requirements. However, they ordinarily do not satisfy our residency requirement for earning a degree at Benedictine University. Regardless of status, all courses taken for credit appear on your transcript. It is the responsibility of the visiting student to verify that chosen courses will be accepted by his/her home institution.

SAL status is not available to students denied regular admission to Benedictine University or whom Benedictine University has already dropped for poor scholarship. SAL students are not eligible for financial aid.

Self-Registration Using MyBenU

MyBenU ( is Benedictine University's online student information system. In addition to other features, students can use MyBenU to self-register for classes. MyBenU can be found from the BenUConnect link on the University website. The following guidelines apply to registration using MyBenU:

  • Students register based upon classification and number of earned hours.
  • Students are required to meet with an advisor and obtain their advisor's approval prior to registering for courses.
  • All financial, library and health holds must be cleared before registration.
  • Students must observe all procedures with respect to course prerequisites, department consent designations and PIN numbers.
  • Freshmen and transfers will need advisor approval for any schedule changes.
  • In order to protect personal identity information, students are strongly discouraged from sharing their identification and social security numbers with other students or allowing other students to register on their behalf. The University assumes no liability for consequences resulting from students voluntarily sharing such information.

Self-Registration Questions and Answers

What is MyBenU?

MyBenU is Benedictine University's online student information system. You can also use MyBenU to add and drop classes; view and print unofficial transcripts; view any financial/health holds; make a payment; view your financial aid account; search for assigned advisors; and verify demographic information. More functions will be available in the future.

Who can use MyBenU?

Traditional undergraduate, adult accelerated undergraduate, graduate, new freshmen and transfer students may all register through MyBenU.

Is the system easy to use?

Yes. All you need is a user name, password and your pertinent registration information such as department, course number, course title, credit, day and time.

Will help be available when I register?

The Office of the Registrar will be available to assist undergraduate students Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Krasa 030 or by calling (630) 829-6349. We can assist graduate student registration Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Krasa 030 or by calling (630) 829-6535. If you are receiving an error message, please refer to the error glossary prior to seeking assistance.

Can I register prior to my assigned time?

No. The computer will not permit you to register early, but you may register anytime after your assigned time.

Do I still need to meet with an advisor?

Yes. All traditional undergraduate students must meet with their advisor prior to each new registration. Your advisor will enter an electronic signature into MyBenU that will allow you to register. You will not be able to register using MyBenU without your advisor's electronic signature.

How do I reset my password?

Passwords are set to expire every 90 days. If you cannot access your account, click on the student password reset link located on the MyBenU and BenUConnect home pages.

What should I do if I am having trouble using the system?

If you are having trouble accessing the system, you may call the Information Technology Helpdesk at (630) 829-6684. Please have your student ID number handy. MyBenU will not allow you to register if there are financial or health holds on your account or if you have not seen your advisor. If you have questions about possible holds on your account, check MyBenU. If you still are having trouble, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (630) 829-6535 prior to your registration date.

Can I register from home or off-campus?

Yes. MyBenU is available on-campus via the Internet using BenUConnect (see link above). This site should be used for students attempting to access MyBenU from off-campus.

How to Register Using MyBenU

  1. If you are a traditional undergraduate student, you must meet with your advisor as the first step of the registration process. Your advisor will enter an electronic signature into MyBenU that will allow you to register. You will not be able to access registration using MyBenU without your advisor's electronic signature.
  2. Have the necessary course information and your student ID number available. Write down the four-digit numbers, the names and other pertinent information about the courses you want to take (including instructor or department permission numbers if they are required to register for a course) on a registration worksheet to assist you when entering your registration request. Remember, do not share your personal information with anyone. As the MyBenU information system is expanded, anyone with whom you share your ID number will have access to your personal information.
  3. Once you have logged into the MyBenU system, the homepage will appear. Click on the link called "Self Service." The Self Service page will open.
  4. On the Self Service page, select the "Student Center" link. Your Student Center homepage will open.
  5. On your Student Center homepage, select the "Enroll" link under the "Academics" header. The Add Classes Select Term page will open.
  6. On the Add Classes Select Term page, select the term for which you want to add classes by clicking on the appropriate radial button. Then, click the "Continue" button. The Add Classes 1 Select Class to Add page will open.
  7. On the Add Classes 1 Select Class to Add page, you have two options.
    • Option 1: Class number is known. If you know the four-digit class number, type that number in the "Enter Class Number" box. Then, click on the "enter" button. (NOTE: If concurrent registration in a related class is required, the Related Class section page will open next. On this page, select the appropriate related class section using the radial button and click on the "next" button.) This will open the Enrollment Preferences page. On this page, you may place yourself on the class waitlist if the class is closed by clicking on the "Wait if class is full" checkbox; enter the six-digit pin number in the "Permission nbr" box if a pin number is required for registration; enter the number of credit hours you wish to register for in a variable credit course. Once you have entered the needed information, click on the "next" button. This will add the selected class to your "Shopping Cart" and return you to the Add Classes 1 Select Class to Add page.
    • Option 2: Class number is not known. If you do not know the four-digit class number, click on the "search" button under "Find Classes." This will open the Enter Search Criteria page. Select at least two criteria from the given choices and click on the "Search" button. (NOTE: if you click on the "Additional Search Criteria" link, you see that you may search on class days, class meeting times, instructors, as well as other options.) This will open the Search Results page. On the Search Results page, select the class you wish to add by clicking on the "select class" button that corresponds to that particular class. (NOTE: If concurrent registration in a related class is required, the Related Class section page will open next. On this page, select the appropriate related class section using the radial button and click on the "next" button.) This will open the Enrollment Preferences page. On this page, you may place yourself on the class waitlist if the class is closed by clicking on the "Wait if class is full" checkbox; enter the six-digit pin number in the "Permission nbr" box if a pin number is required for registration; and enter the number of credit hours you wish to register for in a variable credit course. Once you have entered the needed information, click on the "next" button. This will add the selected class to your "Shopping Cart" and return you to the Add Classes 1 Select Class to Add page.
  8. On the Add Classes 1 Select Class to Add page, you will see that the class(es) you selected has(have) been added to your "Shopping Cart". Repeat the steps outlined in step 5 above until all classes have been selected. When you are done selecting the classes you want to add, click on the "Proceed to Step 2 of 3" button. This will open the Add Classes 2 Confirm Classes page.
  9. On the Add Classes 2 Confirm Classes page, all the classes in your shopping cart are listed. This step is a confirmation step. Make sure that the displayed classes and all related information are correct. If yes, click on "Finish Enrolling" button. This will open the Add Classes 3 View Results page.
  10. On the Add Classes 3 View Results page, you may view your enrollment confirmations and errors. "Success" - If a check mark appears, then that class has been successfully added (either classes enrolled in and/or waitlisted). "Error" - If an "X" mark appears, then that class has not been added. Refer to the message displayed by the class and act accordingly.
  11. For security reasons, log out of the system by clicking the "Sign Out" icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Tools for Advising and Registration

The Undergraduate Catalog

Located on the University's website at, the Undergraduate Catalog serves as the paramount document for all graduation and major program requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to read and become familiar with the catalog tied to the year of their admittance to the University. Critical items include:

  • Graduation and core curricular requirements
  • Requirements for academic majors, minors and concentrations
  • Course descriptions
  • Academic policies
Major Checklists

Checklists for all academic majors (including concentrations and teaching certification information) are available through the Major Sheets/Checklists page. These checklists are linked to the Catalog in place at the time of the student's admittance to the University and can be used to track academic progress toward graduation.


MyBenU is the University's self-service information and registration system and is located at Students have access to MyBenU using their student technology log-in. MyBenU can be used for self-registration, to add/drop classes, view and print unofficial transcripts, view financial and health holds, make a payment and verify demographic information.

Academic Major Sheets

The academic major sheets ( include information about the academic discipline as well as information about occupations related to the field of study. In addition, the major sheets include recommended four-year schedules of courses to guide students through the course selection process. However, the sheets should not be used as a substitute for working with an advisor.

Applying for Financial Aid

Please note that students must be accepted in a degree-seeking program and enrolled for a minimum of six hours per semester to receive financial assistance. To apply for financial aid complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at Benedictine's federal school code is 001767.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy*

Students who withdraw after the first week of the term will receive a "W" on both the grade report and the transcript. Students may withdraw from a course before completion of 80 percent of the course. Students who do not withdraw properly will receive the letter grade of "F."

  • Students may drop from a course up to seven calendar days after the first class meeting for a full refund.
  • Students may drop from a course 8-14 calendar days after the first class meeting for a 75 percent refund.
  • Students dropping from a course 15-21 calendar days after the first class meeting will receive a 50 percent refund.
  • Students dropping from a course 22 calendar days or more after the first class meeting will receive no refund.
  • Courses that have a condensed meeting schedule will have no refund available after the first class meeting.
  • All drops must be done using MyBenU or in person at Enrollment Services (Ben Central).
    1. Notifying the instructor that you want to drop a course does not officially withdraw a student from a course.
    2. Non-attendance in a course will not constitute a drop.
    3. Students who do not officially drop a course will be financially responsible for the entire cost of the course.
  • The Adult Accelerated refund policy differs from traditional undergraduate. To view this policy, please visit
  • For current billing information, visit the Business Office
  • Students enrolled with full-time tuition (12-18 hours) who make schedule changes during the add/drop period will receive a tuition adjustment only if their hours change to a different tuition category (part-time tuition is assessed for schedules with less than 12 hours; overload fees are assessed for schedules with more than 18 hours).
  • Recipients of federal financial aid who officially withdraw from the University will be subject to Federal Title IV refund guidelines.
  • Students who are expelled or suspended from the University during the course of an academic term are responsible for all financial obligations.
  • Tuition credit for complete withdrawal will be made only after the proper withdrawal notification has been submitted to the Student Success Center located in Krasa, room 012. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for a refund schedule.

Payment Information

How to make a payment using MyBenU
  1. Log in to MyBenU. Go to from any on-campus computer or access MyBenU via BenUConnect,, from off-campus. When you log in to MyBenU, the MyBenU homepage appears.
  2. Click on "Self Service." A page will appear with options for self-service.
  3. Click on "Capus Finances." 
  4. Click on "Account Inquiry." 
  5. Click on "Make a Payment." 
  6. You'll be re-directed to the payment options website - TouchNet.
  7. To Make a Payment from this page, click on "Make Payment" button, you will automatically be taken to an "Account Payment" page.
  8. You can now select payment options for your current, past, orfuture amount due by checking on th corresponding boxes per term.
  9. Click continue and a payment option page will load for you to enter in the method of payment.
  10. Follow the prompts to make your payment and log out when it is completed..
  11. You will receive a receipt via your Benedictine Student E-mail.
Refund Process:

Student refunds are processed by Bank Mobile. Students can select their preferred refund method using their Refund Selection kit and personal code. The personal code is mailed, in a green envelope, to the student's home address on file with Benedictine University. Once the code is activated, you can select your refund preference (Bank Mobile Vibe card or electronic transfer to another bank of your choice). To learn more about the process, visit If you have any further questions regarding billing and refunds, please contact the Business Office at 630-829-6503.

Academic Procedures

Add/Drop Procedure

During fall and spring semesters, you may add or drop a course by the final day of the first week of the term. Traditional freshmen, new transfer students and students on academic probation need their advisor's approval but other students do not. If you drop a course after the first full week, you will receive a "W" on your transcript. Dropping and adding classes after the first full week may result in overload tuition fees and additional finance processing fees. You can withdraw from a class before completion of 80 percent of the class. The last day to drop a 15-week course is listed in the Academic Calendar. From the Benedictine University Web page, select the Academic Calendar link, and then choose the Traditional Undergraduate Semester Programs for this calendar date.


Advisors are assigned to all students to help with academic choices and requirements, and should be seen during each registration period. Most departments offer a choice of advisors. See your Department Chair if you wish to change your advisor. Students must obtain an advisor's approval to register for courses.

Change of Grades

Grade changes are permitted only for clerical errors. Once the instructor has submitted a final grade, a final exam may not be retaken or paper rewritten, etc. If you have a question about your grades, please contact the instructor for a review of the exam. For best results, you should contact your instructor as soon as possible. Grade appeal procedures are listed in the Student Handbook.

Early Warning Notices

Early warning notices are to warn the student of poor performance. They are usually issued when a student remains on a class list without attendance or stops attending without reason; the student has failed to turn in assignments; a "D" or "F" is issued on a major test or assignment; or whenever else the instructor thinks it is advisable. Check the remarks section to identify the problem and the recommended action.

Final Exams

Please pay close attention to common exams, which will be announced in classes.

Payments and Financial Arrangements

Tuition is incurred at the time of registration. Payment in full or payment arrangements are due within seven calendar days of the start of the semester.

Official Final Grades

Official final grades are available to students via MyBenU.


Incompletes are issued sparingly after initiation by a student having at least a "C" in the course, who is not on academic probation, and who has a clearly defined program for completion with dates noted on the form. They must be approved by the instructor, the department chair and the registrar, and be arranged before the final exam. If the course is not completed within 180 days from the end of the semester, the grade automatically becomes an "F."

Leave of Absence (LOA)

A degree-seeking student may request a LOA for up to four consecutive semesters. Upon return, the student does not need to be readmitted and original graduation requirements remain the same. You are required to conduct an exit interview with an academic advisor in the Student Success Center. If you leave without LOA status and wish later to return, you must meet the graduation requirements in effect upon your return. LOA status is not available if you are on academic probation.

Student Records and Disclosure

Benedictine University maintains an educational record for each student who is or has been enrolled. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, all student rights as covered by the Act are described in the Catalog under the Student Records and Disclosure section. Each of these rights is explained in the University's policy statement available at Current students may prohibit general disclosure of Directory Information by notifying the Registrar in writing (form on file) within 10 calendar days after the first scheduled class day of each term. It will be assumed that failure on the part of a student to request the withholding of Directory Information indicates the student's consent to disclosure.

Student Right-To-Know Act

In accordance with the Student Right-To-Know Act, effective July 1, 1993, graduation and completion rates are available from the Office of Institutional Research.

Transfer Course Approval

Once admitted to degree status, students should get prior approval before taking courses at another college during summer school, while on leave or at other times. If this process is not followed, the student risks problems associated with the course credit not transferring as intended and/or academic rules pertaining to graduation. For details, contact your advisor or the Office of the Registrar at (630) 829-6349. Transfer Articulation Guides for many of the colleges are located at The Approval of Transfer Courses form can be found here.

Office of the Registrar

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