Adult Students

adult students

Selecting a university in which to start or finish your undergraduate degree is a very important decision and requires that you gather all the information that you can. No matter what the reason you have chosen to obtain a Bachelor’s degree, we will do our best to provide the answers that you need. Check out our BenU Advantage page and learn more about what separates us from other colleges and universities. Throughout our website we have provided information about academic programs, financial aid and campus resources that will help you identify the advantages of a Benedictine education.

We encourage you to see our advantages for yourself and schedule a one-on-one visit with an Admission Representative to learn more.  

Admissions Process

It is strongly recommended that you schedule a time to meet with an Admission Representative. An Admission Representative will assist you throughout the admission process, in addition to providing you with an unofficial evaluation of your current and future courses.

  1. Apply to Benedictine University
  2. Request all official college / university transcripts to be mailed to:
    Benedictine University at Springfield
    Admissions Office
    1500 N. 5th St,
    Springfield, IL  62702
    • If less than 20 transferable credits earned, request your official High School Transcripts, official ACT or SAT scores to Benedictine University at Springfield
    • If international credits earned, order an evaluation from ECE to be sent to Benedictine University at Springfield
  3. Your admission representative may request additional materials if it is requested by the department or you did not meet the minimum admission requirements.  You may be asked to submit:
    • A personal statement
    • Letter of reference by an academic or professional contact (required for all B.S.N. applicants)
  4. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an admission representative  will personally contact you by phone with your admission status


Our Benedictine University admissions philosophy is to select students who will perform successfully in the University's academic programs and be active members of the University community. We offer a rolling admission into all of our undergraduate programs, meaning, applications are accepted and admissions decisions are made throughout the year without deadline restrictions. However, keep in mind that the programs are taught in a Learning Team format and they do reach capacity on a first come, first serve basis so it is suggested your submit your materials early.

Students entering Benedictine University at Springfield’s  adult undergraduate programs must meet the following requirements:

A.A.B.A. Associate of Arts in Business Administration
High School diploma or GED, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.A.M. Bachelor of Arts in Management
Minimum 36 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.A. PSYCH Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minimum 36 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.B.A. (MOB) Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior
Minimum 60 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0/ 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Minimum 55 transferable credit hours including Writing 101, Cumulative GPA 2.5 / 4.0 from any college level  coursework, Valid Illinois R.N. license, Demonstration of computer literacy

Students who do not meet the above admissions requirements are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to set up an appointment with one of our adult admission representatives to discuss the Admission Committee review process

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5 Easy Steps to Attending Benedictine University at Springfield
  1. Campus Visit
  2. Apply and send transcripts
  3. Submit Financial Aid - FAFSA (001767)
  4. Become a Bulldog and Submit Deposit
  5. Register for classes