Student Resources


Please make an appointment if you need advising help.
Contact the Advising Center at: 217-718-5003

Academic Calendar

2012-2013 A.B.L.E. Adult Accelerated Program Academic Calendar

Academic Schedule

2013 Spring Schedule

Records and Transcripts - Registrar

The responsibility of the Registrar's Office is the compilation and maintenance of permanent academic records for each student enrolled at Springfield College in Illinois/Benedictine University - the courses taken, grades received, grade point averages, academic standing, and the evaluation of external credit.

Functions of the Registrar's Office for A.B.L.E. Students

  • Process registration forms
  • Input of mid-term and final grades
  • Mailing final grade reports at the end of each semester (Associate degree only)
  • Evaluation of external credit (including military, CLEP and AP exams)
  • Certification of degrees
  • Enrollment certification for loan agencies, insurance companies, etc. (including Good Student Discount certifications)
  • Process transcript requests
  • Update student information

Request for Academic Transcript

(Official and Unofficial)

Benedictine University at Springfield complies with all federal regulations regarding the release of student educational records as established by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). An academic transcript is a complete records of all the courses the student's academic achievement.

A request for transcripts may be made in person, by mail or by fax. We must have a written signature to release your transcript; therefore, we are prohibited from accepting telephone or e-mail requests.

There are two types of transcripts: official and unofficial. An official transcript is printed on transcript paper and affixed with the college/university seal and stamped with the Registrar's signature stamp. An unofficial transcript is printed on plain white paper marked "Unofficial Transcript".

The following information is needed to process a transcript request:

  • Full name (maiden name if applicable)
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Address where the transcript is to be mailed
  • Dates of attendance (approximate)
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Student's handwritten signature
  • Transcript processing fee (checks not accepted)
Timing and Costs

Unofficial Transcripts - FREE

  • Walk-In Requests: Processed Same Day
  • Mail/Fax Requests: Processed within 24 Hours of Receipt

Official Transcripts - $5/ea

  • Walk-In Requests or Mail/Fax: *2-3 Business Days

Official Transcripts (RUSH) - $15/ea

  • Walk-In Requests: Same Day
  • Mail/Fax Requests: Processed within 24 Hours of Receipt

*NOTE: Transcripts (official and unofficial) will not be released to students who have a financial obligation to the college/university.

*During peak times (at the end of semesters) processing time is 7-10 business days.

Free Services for Benedictine University Students

  • The Pit - Campus Fitness Center (Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & Saturday 12-5 p.m.)
  • Resource Center (Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.)
  • Computers, Printing, Tutors, D2L Help
  • Career Services
  • SMARTHINKING.COM Online Tutoring 24/7
  • Wireless Internet in most areas on campus
  • Security Escorts
  • Campus Security available anytime after 6 p.m. to escort to your car - 306-8031

Alpha Sigma Lambda

ASL is a nationally recognized honor society for adult learners. ASL recognizes the outstanding work of adults by offering membership in the society. To be eligible for membership, students must:

  • Be at least 24 years old
  • Earn a min. of 24 credit hours (Adult Accelerated Associates)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.2
  • Be in the top 10% of their class
  • Be currently enrolled at the time of induction

When are students inducted? An annual ASL Induction Ceremony occurs every spring, usually in April. Students who meet the requirements and are selected for induction will receive a notification letter approximately one to two weeks before the date of the Induction Ceremony.

ASL Perks! Upon induction into ASL, you will receive a membership card and certificate. Graduates who participate in the May commencement ceremony will also receive a complimentary ASL tassel to wear. Inductees may purchase an ASL Honor Stole to wear with their graduation cap and gown as well. Induction into ASL is noted on your college transcripts and is a great thing to add to your resume too!

Academic Catalog 2011-12

View our 2011-12 catalog

Campus Directory and Important Extensions



  • A.B.L.E. Academic Advising
  • A.B.L.E. Admissions 217-718-5002
  • A.B.L.E. Adult Programs 217-718-5002
  • Academic Affairs 217-718-5012
  • Financial Aid 217-718-5005
  • Library Desk 217-718-5011
  • Registrar 217-718-5010
  • Resource Center 217-718-5007
  • Student Accounts 217-718-5006
  • Education Office 217-717-3660
  • Graduation 217-718-3489

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