International Students


Selecting a university abroad 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 study in the United States, 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, campus resources, financial aid and student life that will help you identify the advantages of a Benedictine education.

We encourage you to contact the Admissions Office to learn more.


It is strongly recommended that you schedule a time to meet with an Admission Representative. Admission Representatives 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. Fifth 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 counselor 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
    • Proof of English Proficiency (test score requirements: TOEFL PBT 500, TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 5.5)

Benedictine University at Springfield has a student-to-teacher ratio of 15:1, which means that you will receive personal attention and develop close relationships with your teachers. You will not be just another number. More than 80 percent of full-time faculty have the highest degrees in their field. You will learn from experts, not teaching assistants.

The Staff
Benedictine has a friendly and supportive staff that will provide you with advice, assistance and academic support services. The Resource Center provides tutoring for math, history, science and writing.

Internship Opportunities
Students have access to many and varied internship and research opportunities. These experiences provide students with the knowledge and skills they will need when they enter the workforce.

Home away from Home
Benedictine’s closely-nestled campus and small student body create a home-like community. The 25-acre campus features 11 buildings, 3 of which are classrooms.  The traditional undergraduate population for the 2010-2011 academic year was 600.

Transfer Transition
Benedictine makes transferring easy. We have transfer students from two- and four-year colleges from throughout the country. Our representatives are familiar with course offerings from other schools and are ready to assist you. If you are thinking about Benedictine, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our Admission Representatives and they can help you choose classes that transfer to the major of your choice.

Flexible Admission
We offer a rolling admission policy, which means you can become an admitted, registered student prior to the start of our Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Benedictine’s Springfield campus is located on the north end of Springifeld. Benedictine has a  seven-days-per-week campus police department which functions not to “police” our students, but to facilitate a safe environment for learning, growing and socializing.

Benedictine University at Springfield is located in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown.  Springfield is the state capitol and is easily accessby by I-55, I-72, Amtrak and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. 

Abraham Lincoln Intensive English Program (IEP)

Benedictine University offers a full-time intensive English program for undergraduate and graduate students who need to improve their English language proficiency before beginning traditional coursework.  Contact Catelin Schone for details at



5 Easy Steps to Attending Benedictine University at Springfield
  1. Campus Visit
  2. Apply (send transcripts)
  3. Health Form
  4. Submit Financial Aid - FAFSA
  5. Register for classes
Admissions Counselors

Send an email to your representative by clicking their name below!

Travis McCurdy
Michelle Meyer
Hannah Torricelli
Alicia Harney

Andrea Paul
Liz Parks

Adult Students
Janet Richter
Ian McKeithen