Going back to school can seem like a daunting process. But with Benedictine University's A.B.L.E. program it doesn't have to be!
Many adults with busy lifestyles just like you are enrolled in our accelerated adult programs. If you have any specific questions about the programs or just want reassurance that you can succeed in Benedictine University's A.B.L.E. program, please Ask Away!
You are not alone. Many students who come here for the first time have similar feelings. Our adult programs help to put some of those fears to rest. Typically, the class size is smaller, so you will receive personalized attention from the instructors. We also encourage our students to utilize the free tutoring service in the Resource Center and our free 24/7 online tutoring service.
Our students in the adult program range in age from 24 to 65 or older. This makes for a very strong learning environment. Most of our adult students have work-life experiences to share; all the students benefit.
Accelerated is a word we use to describe the nature of the classes you will take. Since most of our sessions are between 5 to 10 weeks in length, the material covered in each textbook is at an accelerated format. For example, in an 8-week session, you will open the textbook, close it, and have everything due within that 8-week period.
Yes. Some of our students try taking one class to see how it goes. In most cases, they enjoy the classes so much, that they continue with additional courses.
Students can take one or two classes at a time, and each class only meets one night per week on the same night for the entire session.
No, you are not required to take entrance exams.
Yes. If you transfer in credits with an overall GPA of 2.0 or lower, we will accept you on a provisional basis and ask that you work hard in your first two classes to increase your grades.
Typically, if you owe money to other colleges, they will not release your official transcript, which is a necessary requirement for admittance to Benedictine University at Springfield.
Yes, so long as the credits are from an accredited institution. Also, we don't put a time limit on how old the credits are, even 30 years ago. Withdrawals, Incompletes and failed courses do not transfer.
No, we cannot accept occupational credits or credits for developmental courses.
Yes. The Higher Learning Commission a member of the North Central Association accredits Benedictine University at Springfield. However, each institution has its own regulations, so they may require you to take additional prerequisite courses in order to enter their programs.
As a rule' that is possible. You will need to contact your lender and discuss your options with them. As long as you are current with your loans, you are able to proceed with the admissions process here.
Tip: pick 3 or 4 from the list and work on those until you master them!
We ask that you the Benedictine University at Springfield code (001767).
Because calculating the financial aid for a learning team student is very complex, you will probably receive your Financial Aid Award Packet after you have started attending classes.
Please call the Financial Aid Office at Benedictine University at Springfield (800) 635-7289, Ext. 224 or 244. All financial aid forms should be sent to Springfield for processing (this includes all requests from the Lisle campus with instructions to return to Lisle.)
As a learning team student, your financial aid is calculated for an entire year versus a traditional student whose aid is calculated each semester. If you withdraw from or fail a course, your financial aid will have to be recalculated and it could possibly impact the amount of your financial aid. Before you make any changes to your Learning Team Registration Plan, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if it will impact your financial aid.
The Financial Aid Office may grant a qualifying student a leave of absence of up to 180 days in any 12-month period during which the student is considered on active status and no Title IV Return of Funds calculation is required. Time in excess of 180 days will not be approved. If you are considering requesting a Leave of Absence, please contact the Financial aid Office for additional information.
Now that you are in a year-round program, you will probably need to use your student loan to pay for some of the summer charges. Unfortunately, the State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant does not pay for summer courses. Students in a learning team program generally save their loan money to cover the cost of summer courses.
To be eligible for financial aid for courses taken at another school, you must be enrolled simultaneously at both schools. Combined enrollment must equal at least half-time status, and the course must be listed on your Learning Team Registration Form. A copy of your registration form for the prerequisite courses must be attached to a completed Benedictine University Consortium Agreement (available on website) and submitted to the Financial Aid Office in Springfield. This needs to be done every term you are enrolled in prerequisite courses.
No. You must pay off that loan in full, or make satisfactory arrangements to initiate payments again.