Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Our Benedictine University admissions philosophy is to select students who will perform successfully in the University's academic programs and be active members of the University community. We offer a rolling admission into all of our undergraduate programs, meaning, applications are accepted and admissions decisions are made throughout the year without deadline restrictions. However, keep in mind that the programs are taught in a Learning Team format and they do reach capacity on a first come, first serve basis so it is suggested your submit your materials early.

Chicago and Suburbs

Program Requirements

Associate of Arts in Business Administration (A.A.B.A.)

High School diploma or GED, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

Bachelor of Arts in Management (B.A.M.) and Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (B.A.O.L.)

Minimum 36 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree conferred by a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A minimum of two significant years of work experience in business, industry, public service, military service or other professional employment.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's professional work experience.
  • A one-page statement of educational and career goals.
  • A resume which includes chronological work history.
  • Applicants who have not completed college algebra within the past seven years may be required to demonstrate math proficiency or participate in a math refresher course, MBA 400 Math Review.
  • GMAT or GRE score submission may be waived due to GPA, previous coursework, or passing grades in MBA 520 and MBA 541 upon advisement.
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading and Literacy
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree conferred by a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's professional work experience.
  • A one-page statement of educational and career goals.
  • A copy of the applicant's current IL Professional Educator License (PEL).

Students who do not meet the above admissions requirements are encouraged to contact the Adult Accelerated Enrollment office to set up an appointment with one of our adult admission counselors to discuss the Admission Committee review process.

Central Illinois

Students entering Benedictine University at Springfield’s adult undergraduate programs must meet the following requirements:

A.A.B.A. Associate of Arts in Business Administration
High School diploma or GED, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.A.M. Bachelor of Arts in Management
Minimum 36 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.A. PSYCH Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minimum 36 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0 / 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.B.A. (MOB) Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior
Minimum 60 transferable credit hours, Cumulative GPA 2.0/ 4.0 from any college level coursework, 22 years of age or older, two years of work experience

B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Minimum 55 transferable credit hours including Writing 101, Cumulative GPA 2.5 / 4.0 from any college level  coursework, Valid Illinois R.N. license, Demonstration of computer literacy

Students who do not meet the above admissions requirements are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office to set up an appointment with one of our adult admission representatives to discuss the Admission Committee review process.

Southwest Arizona
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree conferred by a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • A minimum of five significant years of work experience in business, industry, public service, military service or other professional employment.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's professional work experience.
  • A one-page statement of educational and career goals.
  • A resume which includes chronological work history.
  • Applicants who have not completed college algebra within the past seven years may be required to demonstrate math proficiency or participate in a math refresher course, MBA 400 Math Review.
  • GMAT or GRE score submission may be waived due to GPA, previous coursework, or passing grades in MBA 520 and MBA 541 upon advisement.

Students who do not meet the above admissions requirements are encouraged to contact the Adult Accelerated Enrollment office to set up an appointment with one of our adult admission counselors to discuss the Admission Committee review process.

Online

An application can be sent to you by contacting an Admissions Advisor at (866) 295-3104. After contacting an Admissions Advisor and submitting your application, please select your area of study and complete the steps required for admission.

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