Admissions

Transfer Students

outside Dawson Hall

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

  •  Apply to Benedictine University at Springfield (select a, b, or c)
    • Call the Admissions Office at (217) 525-1420 and we will mail an application to you.
  • 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 the address listed above.
  • Your admission representative may request additional materials if 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.
  • Once your completed application has been received and reviewed an admissions representative will personally contact you by phone with your admission status.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Benedictine University at Springfield’s admission philosophy is to select students who will perform successfully in the University’s academic programs and actively participate in University life.  We offer a rolling admission into all of our traditional undergraduate programs, meaning applications are accepted and admission decisions are made throughout the year without deadline restrictions.

Students transferring into Benedictine University at Springfield’s traditional undergraduate programs must have:

  • A minimum of 20 transferable hours (if a student has fewer than 20 semester hours of transfer credits, freshmen requirements apply)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or better from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • No previous academic probation or academic dismissal

Students who do not meet the above admission requirements are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to set up an appointment with a Transfer Admissions Representative to discuss the Admissions Committee review process.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADVISORS

We understand that when it comes to advising transfer students, community college advisors have many different roles to fill and many students to advise. Below you will find a page dedicated to providing quick links to the information you and your students need.

Our Transfer Admission Counselors are also happy to meet with potential transfer students to provide an unofficial evaluation of previous coursework and advice on course selection. Major checklists specific to a student’s intended major provide guidance on course selection prior to transfer.

Transfer students interested in applying can find information about the process.

In an effort to help facilitate transfer from area community colleges, Benedictine University  at Springfield has created Transfer Guides where courses are listed with Benedictine University course equivalents. Courses from colleges with whom we do not have transfer guides are evaluated based on criteria set forth by the Transfer Credit Policy.

The Academic Advising office strives to maintain accuracy, consistency and integrity during every transfer credit evaluation, and makes every effort to research the courses completed.

If you have questions regarding the transferability or equivalency of coursework completed at your college, please contact us directly at the numbers below or at (217) 525-1420, ext. 3249. Transfer Credit Evaluators are available for questions Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Emily Barnes, Academic Advisor
ebarnes@ben.edu
(217) 525-1420, ext. 3294

Britni Caruso, Academic Advisor
bcaruso@ben.edu
(217) 525-1420, ext. 3308

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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!

Freshmen
Travis McCurdy
Michelle Meyer
Hannah Torricelli
Alicia Harney

Transfer
Andrea Paul
Liz Parks

Adult Students
Janet Richter
Ian McKeithen