Upcoming Dates:
First day of classes: Monday, August 28
Last day of add/drop week: Sunday, September 3
Advising Check-In: Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Goodwin Lobby
  • Freshman Advisors- Amy Staffeldt and Chelsea Stephens
  • Please remember that Advising Check-In is mandatory for all new students!
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Freshmen beginning in Fall 2017

All new students who plan to register for fall 2017 will be contacted by your new 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.

Freshmen who began in Fall 2016
  • You can find your faculty advisor by going on your Self-Service page in MyBenU. You can then find your new advisor’s office location and email address in the faculty directory.
  • Check your enrollment date in MyBenU. Enrollment for freshmen will begin the second week of April. Be sure to contact your new advisor prior to your registration date, as your new advisor will not be reaching out to you.
  • Be sure to check on your holds early and get them resolved as soon as possible.
  • If you would like to take summer classes, please complete the Approval of Transfer Courses form from the Office of the Registrar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I read my schedule?

The best way to explain this would be to look at a sample class on a schedule and break it down: 

  • A: The title of your class.
  • B: Your status in the course (“Enrolled,” if registered, or “Waiting,” if waitlisted). 
  • C: How many credit hours (units) the class is worth. 
  • D: The outcome of the class. This will almost always be “Graded.” 
  • E: The class number entered into PeopleSoft. 
  • F: The specific section designated by letter that you are in. 
  • G: The type of class (Lecture, Discussion or Laboratory). 
  • H: The specific days and times the class will be meeting. 
  • I: The meeting room of the class. 
  • J: Who the current instructor is. 
  • K: The start and end dates for the class. Please note that some courses are only eight weeks long and will be listed differently on your schedule.
What if I am an athlete with afternoon classes?

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.

Why is my schedule different than the classes that I registered for originally?

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: 

  • The room assignments may have switched. 
  • The class you originally signed up for may have been cancelled. (Please note that if this happened, you will be notified by email at your student account.) 
  • The teacher for your section has changed. 
  • Your advisor has changed/dropped classes in your schedule due to circumstances regarding restrictions, athletics, etc. 
  • As stated earlier, your schedule can change due to a multitude of factors.

What are the General Education Curriculum classes?

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.

How many credits are needed to graduate?

In order to graduate, you must have at least 120 semester credit hours (with a minimum GPA of a 2.000 from Benedictine University).

What grading system is used at Benedictine?

The student’s final grade is determined by the instructor. The system of grading is as follows (quality points are in parenthesis):

  • A — Excellent (4.000) 
  • B — Good (3.000) 
  • C — Satisfactory (2.000) 
  • D — Passing (1.000) 
  • F — Failure (0.000) 
  • I — Incomplete* 
  • W — Withdrawal* 
  • P — Pass* 
  • X — Deferred* 
  • IP — In Progress* 
  • AUD – Audit* 

For more information on grading, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

How does summer registration work at Benedictine?

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.

Can I take classes at another institution while still being enrolled at BenU?

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).

What is the support for students with disabilities?

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 jgolminas@ben.edu.

Are double majors possible and can they be completed in four years?

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.

How do I prepare to register for the upcoming semester?

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: 

  • Know what you can take – This is your education and you should be willing and able to take control of it. We will give you some guidelines and we may even advise you to take specific courses. So take a look at what classes are available and come to our meeting with some of your favorite options. 
  • Explore your major – You will be spending a lot of time in your major over the next four years so you should know what you are getting into. We will give you all the information you need when we meet, but it never hurts to be prepared. And if you do not know what your major is, bring a list of possibilities and we will go through each and every one of them to give you a better understanding of your choices. 
  • Prepare questions for your advisor – Our goal is to help you, the student, perform to the best of your ability. One of the best ways we can do this is by working together with you as a team. Though we will give you all of the information we can, we still may not cover everything. That is why it is important to bring a list of questions with you to our meeting. Put everything you have a question about, big or small, on your list and we will cover it all. The more you ask, the better prepared you will be when school starts. Besides, we like a good challenge. 
  • Bring completed forms with you – These forms include your transfer credit evaluation checklist, FERPA form, health form, etc.

Step-by-step instructions for registering and details about account holds can also be found in the following videos:


Contact Us

Office locations vary by advisor. View specific location information on the Advising Staff page.
Center Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Advising Center
Benedictine University
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532




(630) 829-1120


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Advising Center
Benedictine University

5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-1120