Student Life

Resource Center

The Benedictine University at Springfield Resource Center's mission is to advance academic excellence and professional development by leading progressive initiatives aimed at cultivating active campus engagement. Academic and professional engagement goals include the following:

  • To promote the advancement of academic and professional objectives by providing teaching-and-learning, tutoring, and professional-development services in a comfortable, accessible, and supportive environment;
  • To offer guidance and direction in developing professional goals, targeting lifelong learning desires, and pursuing service activities;
  • To bolster academic engagement and pedagogical enrichment by offering resources, professional development, best-practices strategies, and research-driven direction; and
  • To enhance and support the development of curricular, departmental, and campus pursuits. 

Ordering Textbooks

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What is a Learning Success Plan (LSP)?

A Learning Success Program is more than tutoring. The LSP covers academic subjects, social, and study skills. Students who would like to have recurring learning appointments with our experienced tutors and/or Learning Specialists may self identify for an LSP.

Who is eligible to participate at the LSP?

The LSP is for any student who wants to improve performance and mine hidden potential.

Why should I join the LSP?

A Learning Success Program will give you unlimited
improvement on your academic performance, as well as time management and organizational skills. As a student, you will work closely with our designated tutors and/or Learning Specialists to design and plan your learning success plan.

How will the LSP work?

Students who are interested to participate in LSP will bring their class schedules to the Resource Center (lower level of Becker Library). A designated tutor and/or Learning Specialist will schedule weekly appointments through the semester. Our tutors/Learning Specialist will also work closely with professors regarding any topics related to students' learning process.

Call the Resource Center at 217-718-500 for more information

CLEP Testing
How-to Guide for CLEP Exams
Students wishing to take a CLEP Exam should consult this guide for information about how to proceed with scheduling and preparations.

BU CLEP Equivalency List
This document provides a list of CLEP Exams and the corresponding Benedictine University courses for which credit may be granted to candidates who have passed a subject-specific exam.

College-Success Workshops
Note Taking, Test-anxiety Management, Organization and Time Management, Study Skills (MS PowerPoint file), Using Computer Programs
Stress Management, etc.

APA and MLA Citation

Walk-ins are always welcome anytime the Resource Center is open. Tutors are on duty nearly every hour the Center is open and are happy to assist walk-ins, though priority is given to those who have scheduled appointments.

  • Tutoring Schedule
  • One-on-one Tutoring
  • Group Tutoring

Click on the schedule link to find out when a tutor is available for the subject(s) with which you need assistance. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you may call 217-718-500; visit the Resource Center in person; or send an email request to

Email Tutor Scheduling Request
Your email request should include the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Course name for which you are seeking help
  • Two to three possible tutoring appointment times that work for you
  • A phone number where you may be reached in order to confirm
    one of your preferred meeting times

Benedictine University at Springfield strives to provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in educational programs, activities and services.   Students with a documented permanent or temporary disability requiring accommodations should contact Disability Services as early in the semester as possible.

Accommodations are based on each individual’s documentation and circumstances.  Some of the more common services granted are:

  • Extended Testing Time
  • Separate and Quiet Testing Room
  • Note Taker
  • Alternative Text

Disability Services works with students, faculty and other campus personnel in a cooperative and confidential effort to find appropriate solutions to each individual’s special needs. 

To request an appointment or for further information please contact Disability Services at   217-717-9253 or email



  • Request a Test to be Proctored

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Located in Becker Library - Lower Level