Our office is here to provide quality advising services as well as offer resources to new Freshman and Transfer students.

Incoming Students:

All new students who plan to register for Spring 2017 will be contacted by your academic advisor to set your individual advising appointment.  Your advisor will assist you with course planning and registration. If you have any questions, please contact the Advising Center at 630-829-1120.

Current Students:

Spring 2017 Registration will begin on Nov 7th. All students must meet with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes.  If you don't meet with your advisor, you will have an advising hold on your account which will prevent any registration activity. Group advising sessions for freshman will be held for certain majors. If you are in the following majors, please take note of your meeting times. If your major is not listed below, then you must set up an individual appointment with your academic advisor.

Group Advising Sessions for Freshman

Tuesday, Oct. 25th – College of Education and Health Services – 12:30-1:20pm, Goodwin 313

Tuesday, Oct. 25th – College of Science (last name A-L) – 12:30-1:20pm, Goodwin 110

Tuesday, Nov. 1st – College of Business – 12:30-1:20pm, Goodwin 317

Tuesday, Nov. 1st –College of Liberal Arts – 12:30-1:20pm, Birck 112

Tuesday, Nov 1st –College of Science (last name M-Z) – 12:30-1:20pm, Krasa Presentation Room

There will be advising workshops held for current students. These workshops are geared to help you get clarification on MI courses and to identify holds. Current students will still need to meet with their faculty advisors in order to be able to register for classes.

Advising Workshop for Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors

Tuesday, Oct. 18th – College of Science – 12:30-1:20pm, Birck 112

Tuesday, Oct. 18th – College of Education & Health Services – 12:30-1:20pm, Goodwin 110

Thursday, Oct. 20th – College of Liberal Arts – 12:30-1:20pm, Goodwin 110

Thursday, Oct. 27th – College of Business – 12:30-1:20pm, Goodwin 110

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd – All majors – 5-6pm, Goodwin 110

Don't forget to double check your MyBenU account to make sure that there are no holds on your student account.  A hold will prevent registration from taking place. Here are a list of holds and the specific offices offering assistance:

  • Financial Hold –contact Financial Aid at 630-829-6006 or visit them in Lownik Hall
  • Library Hold- contact Library Services located in Kindlon Hall
  • High School Transcript Hold- submit official High School transcripts to the Enrollment Center. This form indicates the student's official graduation date
  • Advisor Hold- see your advisor
  • Health Services Hold- contact Health Services located in Krasa Student Center

Please contact your advisor if you have any questions.

Here are some important reminders to prepare you for your upcoming registration. Click here for helpful information on your registration date, removing holds, class planning, etc.

Statement on Academic Advising

At Benedictine University academic advising is grounded in Benedictine values and the University mission. It is an interactive process between the advisor and student and is supported by technology. The goal is to promote each student's academic, career and personal development.

Faculty and staff are committed to creating a decision-making framework through which students can identify and realize their educational goals. Although academic advising is a collaborative function of both student and advisor, the final responsibility for satisfying University and major requirements rests with the student.

The student actively participates in the educational decision-making process.

Students will:
  • Become knowledgeable of all the University's academic requirements, policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain a plan for a course of study
  • Keep an accurate record of academic activities and documents
  • Value the role of the advisor by preparing for and keeping advising appointments
  • Initiate and maintain open and honest communication with the advisor
  • Access additional University resources to facilitate the decision-making process
  • The advisor listens to and guides the student through the educational decision-making process.
Advisors will:
  • Foster the student's sense of responsibility for his/her academic progress
  • Help the student obtain accurate information about educational and career options, academic requirements, policies and procedures
  • Help the student plan and monitor an educational program consistent with individual interests and abilities
  • Assist the student in maintaining an accurate record of course registrations and completions
  • Be available on a scheduled basis for academic consultation and advice
  • Refer the student to appropriate University resources
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