Admissions Process

Students are the lifeblood of any university. Through the collaborative efforts of our various offices, we help students make informed choices about continuing their education. We provide a welcoming atmosphere that reflects the best of the Benedictine values of hospitality and a concern for the development of each individual.

It is strongly recommended that you schedule a time to meet with an Admission Counselor. Admission Counselors 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
    1. Apply online
    2. Download a hard copy
      1. Undergraduate Degree Programs Application
      2. Graduate Degree Programs Application

    3. Call the Enrollment Center  at (630) 829-6300 and we will mail you an application

  2. Request all official college / university transcripts to be mailed to Benedictine University (5700 College Rd. Lisle, IL 60532)
    1. If less than 20 transferable credits earned, request your official High School Transcripts, official ACT or SAT scores to Benedictine University
    2. If international credits earned, order an evaluation from ECE to be sent to Benedictine University

  3. Complete the International Admissions Application Questionnaire.

  4. 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:
    1. A personal statement
    2. Letter of reference

  5. Once your completed application has been received and reviewed, an admission counselor will personally contact you by phone with your admission status.
  6. International Student Check List

    International Student Application for Admission

    Application Fee of $40 USD (non-refundable)

    Photocopy of passport

    Official TOEFL/IELTS test score

    Official bank statement (must match the information on the "International Student Financial Support Form" section of the application)

    Letters of reference (two, three or four depending on program and must be from people who have worked with you in an academic or professional manner)

    Personal Statement (please state why you want to attend Benedictine, why you believe you will be successful at Benedictine, and discuss your academic and career goals)

    International Student Health form

    Housing Preference form

    Proof of Health Insurance

    Undergraduate/Bachelor's Degree Applicants

    Official ACT/SAT test scores

    Official high school transcripts in a sealed envelope directly from institution

    Official and sealed transcripts from ALL colleges in which you previously enrolled bearing the signature of the registrar and the institutional seal

    Foreign credit must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) at

    • High school students need a "General Analysis"
    • Transfer students need a "Subject Analysis"

    Graduate/Master's Degree Applicants

    Official and sealed transcripts from ALL colleges at which you were previously enrolled bearing the signature of the registrar and the institutional seal

    Foreign credit must be evaluated by ECE at  A "Course by Course" evaluation is required.

    Resume may be required

    Graduate level entrance exam (see application for specific program exam)

    Autobiographical statement (only required for Clinical Psychology)

    Other documents as requested by academic program.  There are different requirements for each graduate program, and interested students should contact the Enrollment Center to get more specific information on these requirements.


    Semester Calendar Dates

    • Fall - June 1
    • Spring - October 1
    • Spring - January 1
    • Summer – March

    Quarter Calendar Dates

    • Fall - August 1
    • Winter - November 1

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