Welcome to the Advising Center’s Freshman student page. If you have previously attended a SOAR event, take some time to log into and set up the following accounts:
The best way to explain this would be to look at a sample class on a schedule and break it down:
Each sport has its own schedule your schedule will try to accommodate. Please consult with your coach to find out the specific times and dates of practice before you choose your classes. They will do their best to adjust accordingly and work around potential scheduling issues.
This can be due to several possibilities. Please consult your academic advisor with any questions you have about your schedule changing. The following is a list of some, but not all of the reasons:
These classes are a requirement for every major at Benedictine. The General Education Curriculum represents the different approaches to knowledge that form essential components of a liberal arts education. Rather than having students choose their General Education electives from traditional disciplinary categories such as Religious Studies or Mathematics, the Benedictine University system allows all undergraduates to select from a system of courses that embody the key practices and categories of a range of professions and fields. Visit the General Education website to learn more.
In order to graduate, you must have at least 120 semester credit hours (with a minimum GPA of a 2.000 from Benedictine University).
The student’s final grade is determined by the instructor. The system of grading is as follows (quality points are in parenthesis):
For more information on grading, please visit the Office of the Registrar.
Summer registration at Benedictine is traditionally broken up into sessions in June and July. Summer registration starts early March. Keep an eye out for the summer course schedule so you can be up to date on the exact registration date. You can register without having to meet with your advisor.
Many students will take classes at a community college. In order to make sure your credits transfer, please look at our Transfer Guides to community colleges. Transfer Guides are designed to assist students in selecting courses that are transferable to Benedictine University. Before you sign up for a class at a community college, please always talk to your advisor to sign the Approval for Transfer Credit form to make sure your classes will transfer. You can find pre-evaluated transfer courses using the Transfer Evaluation System (TES).
Support may be arranged for students with documented disabilities, attention disorders, and physical and psychological disabilities. Students who do not have current documentation or suspect they may have a learning disability may arrange for evaluation services through the Academic and Career Enrichment Center. Students are responsible for contacting Jennifer Golminas, coordinator of Special Services, for more information. Golminas can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In general, students are able to double major at Benedictine and graduate in four years, although we do not guarantee this. There are some factors that may affect a student’s ability to graduate in four years. Among the factors are credit requirements for both majors, the ability to fit all required coursework for both majors into each semester, and how well the student plans out each semester. Your academic advisor can assist you in this process.
You will meet with an advisor from the Advising Center prior to registering for classes. You will work with us until the middle of your first semester at Benedictine before you are assigned a new faculty advisor from your major department. You must contact your new faculty advisor to set up your future advising appointment.
Some tips to be prepared for your meeting are:
Step-by-step instructions for registering and details about account holds can also be found in the following videos: