Admissions Process and Requirements


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

  1. Apply to Benedictine University 
  2. U.S. Students:
    • Request official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended be mailed in.
    • If less than 20 transferable credits have been earned, request official high school transcripts, as well as official ACT or SAT scores mailed in.
    • Send to: School Code 1707; Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle IL 60532
  3. For International Students:
    • In order to allow enough time to review your application, it is recommended to complete your application and submit documents at least 3 months before the start of the term.
    • A foreign credit evaluation from either Educational Credential Evaluators or Educational Perspectives must be submitted for all colleges or universities attended.
    • If less than 20 transferable credits have been earned, official transcripts from all secondary schools attended must be submitted and evaluated.
    • English Proficiency: Official results from either ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS test scores.
    • Send to: School Code 1707; Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle IL 60532
  4. Your admission counselor may request additional materials if you did not meet the minimum admission requirements. You may be asked to submit:
    • A personal statement
    • A letter of reference by an academic or professional contact
  5. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an Admissions counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status.


Benedictine University's admissions 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 who do not meet the admission requirements are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Center to set up an appointment with one of our Transfer Counselors to discuss the Admission Committee review process.

Students transferring into Benedictine University's traditional undergraduate programs must have:

  • A minimum of 20 transferable semester hours (If a student has fewer than 20 semester hours of transfer credit, freshman 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
Additional International Student Requirements

To establish English proficiency, international students may submit either ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS test scores.

  • Minimum TOEFL: 79
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum SAT I Critical Reading: 500
  • Minimum ACT English: 22

Transfer Student Timeline


Apply during your office interview or online. Use application fee-waiver code BENUOI. Once you have applied and have sent your official transcripts your transfer counselor will contact you regarding your admission decision.


Once you are admitted to Benedictine University you will receive a phone call and email from your transfer admissions counselor. A transfer acceptance packet will also arrive to you in the mail with important information about BenU.

Official Transfer Evaluation

Upon acceptance your file will be sent to our Transfer Credit Evaluators (TCE) for an official transfer evaluation. Transfer evaluations can take one to three weeks to be completed based on your credits. The evaluators may ask you for additional information such as course syllabi to make determinations. Once your transfer evaluation is completed you will receive a copy via the mail.

Scholarship Award Letter

If you qualify for a transfer scholarship (based on cumulative GPA) you will be notified by your transfer counselor once your transfer credit evaluation is completed. A copy of your award letter will be sent to you via the mail.

Financial Aid Package

If you have your 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – – on record with BenU, our Office of Financial Aid will work on an award letter which you will receive via the mail. Financial Aid may request additional information from you such as tax information, proof of US citizenship, etc.

Accept Admissions Offer

Once you are accepted to BenU you will qualify for registration. This is the last step to becoming an official student, so if you have questions about  your transfer credits or tuition costs you should work with your transfer counselor to get the answers you need. Once you have made your final decision to register you should notify your transfer counselor either by phone call or email.

Register for Classes with NSAC

Upon accepting your admissions offer, your transfer counselor will send your file to our New Student Advising Center (NSAC). From there your NSAC Advisor will call you to set up your one-on-one appointment to select your first semester of classes.

Transfer Orientation

Attend Orientation on Thursday, August 18th | 10:00am to 1:00pm!

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Monday, August 29th – First day of classes!

Office of Admissions:
(630) 829-6300

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