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Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students often satisfy the Basic Skills and Distribution Requirements at the institutions they attended before coming to Benedictine. Many courses taken prior to attending Benedictine will also satisfy the Global and/or Sustainability requirement(s).

Once at Benedictine, major and IDS courses will satisfy the Writing Intensive, Global and Sustainability designations, and usually the Learning Community/Engaged Learning requirement. Each of these designations can be searched for in MyBenU.

General Education Requirements for Transfer and Adult Students:

  1. Transfer students who complete their A.A. or A.S. degree at a participating IAI school, have previously not attended Benedictine University, and meet admission requirements will have met the Benedictine University General Education degree requirements with the exception of the Interdisciplinary Seminar Courses (IDS 2201-2204 and IDS 3301-3304) and the co-curricular requirements (Learning Community/Engaged Learning, and courses designated as Sustainable and Global).
     
  2. Transfer students who complete the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum prior to transfer without an A.A. or A.S. degree, have previously not attended Benedictine University, and meet admission requirements will also have met the Benedictine University General Education degree requirements with the exception of the Interdisciplinary Seminar Courses (IDS 2201-2204 and IDS 3301-3304) and the co-curricular requirements (Learning Community/Engaged Learning, and courses designated as Sustainable and Global).
     
  3. Transfer students who transfer 20+ credit hours and all adult program students will meet the General Education requirements by satisfying the following, along with the Interdisciplinary Seminar Courses (IDS 2201-2204 and IDS 3301-3304) and the co-curricular requirements (Learning Community/Engaged Learning and courses designated as Sustainable and Global):
    1. Communications: transferable WRIT 1101, 1102 and COMM 1110 (Grade of “C” or better)
       
    2. Mathematics: transferable MATH 1105, 1108, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1115, 1131, 1150, 1170, or any 2000 or 3000 level Mathematics courses, MGT 1150, NRHL 2250, PSYC 2250, SOCL 2250, CJUS 2250, or other approved GECC transfer course (Grade of “C” or better in MATH 1105, 1108, 1110, 1112; or passing grade in the other listed courses.)
       
    3. Sciences: 2 transferable courses in the Sciences Distribution Requirements for QLS and QPS (totaling 6 credit hours)
       
    4. Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 transferable courses in two of the Humanities and Fine Arts Distribution Requirements for QCA, QHT, QLR, QPL, QRT (totaling 9 credit hours)
       
    5. Social Sciences: 3 transferable courses in two of the Social Sciences Distribution Requirements for QIO and QPE (totaling 9 credit hours) 

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses:

WI courses are designed to emphasize the writing process and writing development through a sequence of designated classes taken at different points in a student’s career at Benedictine University. All undergraduates are required to take three designated WI courses as follows:

  1. IDS 2201-2204 WI, Catholic and Benedictine Intellectual Traditions.
  2. WI designated course in the major.
  3. One additional WI designated course.

Transfer students who have completed all distribution requirements (with the exception of the IDS seminars and the LC/EL co-curricular requirements) will be exempt from the third WI course requirement but must complete IDS 2201/2202/2203 or 2204 WI and the required WI in the major.

Transfer students who have credit for the equivalent of the required WI course in the major will not be required to retake that WI course in the major but must complete IDS 2201/2202/2203 or 2204 WI and a second additional WI course of their choice.

Transfer students who have completed all distribution requirements (with the exception of the IDS seminars and the LC/EL co-curricular requirements) AND taken the transfer equivalent of the WI in the major must still take IDS 2201/2202/2203 or 2204 WI and one additional WI course of their choice.

General Education Curriculum
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