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Registration Information

This page is the hub for all registration questions and there are multiple video tutorials to guide you through the process.

How to Self-Register for Classes

How to Identify Account Holds

Important Registration Considerations

Your grades, which are posted on your transcript, are a direct result of the registration actions you take each semester. The registration processing (adds/drops/swaps) at Benedictine is based on Academic Calendar policy. Please pay close attention to all registration deadlines.

For instance, if you drop a course after the “End of Add/Drop Period for SEM (semester) classes,” a “W” (Withdrawal) is posted to your transcript to reflect that drop date. The academic history on a transcript must remain accurate and will not be adjusted once posted.

Whenever you complete any registration adjustments, always review your class schedule to make sure your online processing is accurately done. If not, the transcript grades will reflect registration errors. For example, you may attempt to drop a course. If not successfully dropped, your name will remain on the instructor’s Class Roster, and he/she is required to post an “F” grade for non-participation in the course.

If you are not successfully registered for a class even though you attended class sessions, your name will not be on the instructor’s Grade Roster and he/she will not be able to submit a grade. The instructor should not allow you to remain in a class unless you are officially registered and your name appears on the Class Roster.

If you have questions regarding registration policies or procedures, please contact any Office of the Registrar staff member at 630-829-6349 or stop by the office at Lownik 103. We will be glad to assist you with your course registration.

If you wish to work toward a degree on either a full- or part-time basis, you should contact the Enrollment Services Center at (630) 829-6300 as soon as possible. Upon admission, you will be assigned an academic advisor with whom you meet for advising and registration.

The graduation requirements you must meet are those in effect for the term of your admission to a degree program. These may be different from those in effect if you registered for classes as a Student-At-Large (SAL).

A Student-At-Large (SAL) is one who wishes to take courses for one’s own enrichment or enjoyment or while on leave from another college and who is not seeking a degree from Benedictine University. A new SAL should visit the Advising Center/Visiting Undergraduate Students webpage for more information and to fill out the form embedded in the page. You will then be contacted by someone from the Advising Center.

A SAL is not required to submit transcripts. Should you later decide to work toward a Benedictine University degree, your SAL courses may fulfill other graduation major requirements pending the approval of the department chair/program director. However, they ordinarily do not satisfy our residency requirement for earning a degree at Benedictine University. Regardless of status, all courses taken for credit appear on your transcript. It is the responsibility of the visiting student to verify that chosen courses will be accepted by his/her home institution.

SAL status is not available to students denied regular admission to Benedictine University or whom Benedictine University has already dropped for poor scholarship. SAL students are not eligible for financial aid.

The complete collection of course schedules can all be found in your myBenU or on the BenULive web page.

NOTE: All registration is done online through your myBenU account.

Variable Credit: If a course is listed as variable credit, you may register for the amount of credit in the designated range.

Meeting Days: M T W R F SA SU — Indicates the day of the week

General:

  • TBA – To be arranged; contact department or instructor
  • OL – Online course
  • WI – Writing intensive class
  • C – Core class
  • S – Skills class
  • TC – Teacher Education – Non-Western Culture

Scheduling:
Three credit-hour courses:

  • meet for two-and-a-half hours (excluding breaks) if once a week
  • meet for one-and-a-quarter hours if twice a week
  • meet for 50 minutes if three times a week.

Benedictine University reserves the right to close or cancel courses if they are over-or under-enrolled. The University also reserves the right to change course meeting days or times, course format, instructors, or room locations.

myBenU is Benedictine University’s online student information system where you can find all of your resources in your time with us at Benedictine. In addition to other features, students can use myBenU to self-register for classes. myBenU can be found on the top right corner of the website navigation. The following guidelines apply to registration using myBenU:

  • Students register based upon classification and number of earned hours.
  • Students are required to meet with an advisor and obtain their advisor’s approval prior to registering for courses.
  • All financial, library and health holds must be cleared before registration.
  • Students must observe all procedures with respect to course prerequisites, department consent designations, and PIN numbers.
  • Freshmen and transfers will need advisor approval for any schedule changes.
  • In order to protect personal identity information, students are strongly discouraged from sharing their identification and social security numbers with other students or allowing other students to register on their behalf. The University assumes no liability for consequences resulting from students voluntarily sharing such information.

Use these instructions to confirm your enrollment appointment using myBenU.

Please read and follow the “How to Register Using myBenU” directions carefully to learn how to enroll in classes using the new MyBenU system.

  • Appropriate prerequisites are listed in the course description. You are responsible for determining whether you have completed them or consulted with the department chair about a suitable equivalent.
  • Classroom assignments and other class changes will be posted on BenULive and myBenU.

The Audit (AUD) grade designation indicates that a student has registered for a course and was eligible to attend class sessions. Auditing a course does not necessarily reflect participation, nor does it indicate anything regarding completion of assignments. Auditors are entitled to participate in class activities to the extent the instructor permits. Audit registration requires the approval of the instructor.

A student may not change from credit to audit or audit to credit after the end of the add/drop period. If a course has stated enrollment limits, students taking the course for credit will be enrolled before students auditing the course. Lab courses may not be taken as an audit. When an AUD grade designation is posted on the transcript, it cannot be changed to a letter grade. Audited courses are not available for later credit or proficiency by examination.

NOTE: Students receive no credit for audited courses and no entry is made on permanent transcripts. Students may change to or from audit only during the first week of class. The tuition rate per hour is one-half the full tuition rate. Students may not seek credit for an audit course by later examination. Lab courses may not be audited.

Policy:

*This policy does not apply to classes in the School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education (SGAPE)

  • Intent of the Policy The primary intent of the Administrative Drop Policy is to ensure full enrollment in classes in which demand for seats exceeds supply. The purpose is to free up seats held by non-attending students in such classes so that students who wish to take the class may be able to do so.
  • Drop for Non-Attendance Undergraduate students may be dropped from a class for non-attendance by a departmental administrative drop by the end of the first week of the class.

Procedure:

  • To avoid being administratively withdrawn from a class, a student must request permission to remain in the course. Permission must be requested from the Department Chair (reference the Faculty/Staff Directory to find your Department Chair) prior to the first class meeting.
  • Such requests must be made in writing (by email using the student’s University email account) and must specify which dates during the first week of class would be missed and the reason for the proposed absence. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the request has been received.
  • Upon receipt of the request, the Department Chair (or instructor) shall notify the student as to whether the request has been granted. This notification will be made to the student’s University email address by the end of the first week of the class.
  • The Department Chair shall notify the Office of the Registrar of all administrative drops for his/her department prior to the end of the first week of the class.
  • The Office of the Registrar shall drop the student from the class and notify the student and the student’s academic advisor of the administrative drop. Notification will be made to the student’s University email address.

For courses taken at Benedictine University, undergraduate students – both degree-seeking and Students-At-Large (SAL) – may repeat a course in which they received grades of “W,” “D” or “F” no more than two times. Students may not repeat any course in which they receive a grade of “C” or better. When a course is repeated for credit, the earlier earned grade remains on the student’s permanent record and will appear on all transcripts. Only the last enrollment and earned grade will be used in computing the cumulative grade point average and awarding of credit.

If a student wishes to repeat a course originally taken at Benedictine University and in which an earned grade was received, the repeat must be a course at Benedictine University. A repeat may not be by independent study or by study at another institution. The Academic Standing Committee may provide exceptions to this policy. An earned grade is a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F.”

Students who have graduated may not repeat a course for credit in which they previously earned a grade of “A,” “B,” “C” or “D.” A student who has graduated may only audit a course in which they previously earned credit.

For information on payments and refunds, please visit Student Accounts.

Please note that students must be accepted in a degree-seeking program and enrolled for a minimum of six hours per semester to receive financial assistance. Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

Benedictine’s federal school code is 001767.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy*

Students who withdraw after the first week of the traditional term will receive a “W” on both the grade report and the transcript. Students may withdraw from a course before completion of 70% of the course. Students who do not withdraw properly will receive the letter grade of “F.”

  • Students may drop from a course up to seven calendar days after the first class meeting for a full refund.
  • Students may drop from a course 8-14 calendar days after the first class meeting for a 75 percent refund.
  • Students dropping from a course 15-21 calendar days after the first class meeting will receive a 50 percent refund.
  • Students dropping from a course 22 calendar days or more after the first class meeting will receive no refund.
  • Courses that have a condensed meeting schedule will have no refund available after the first class meeting.
  • All drops must be done using myBenU
    1. Notifying the instructor that you want to drop a course does not officially drop or withdraw a student from a course
    2. Non-attendance in a course will not constitute a drop or a withdrawal
    3. Students who do not officially drop a course will be financially responsible for the entire cost of the course.
  • The Adult Accelerated refund policy differs from traditional undergraduate. To view this policy, please visit student accounts.
  • For current billing information, visit the Business Office
  • Students enrolled with full-time tuition (12-18 hours) who make schedule changes during the add/drop period will receive a tuition adjustment only if their hours change to a different tuition category (part-time tuition is assessed for schedules with less than 12 hours; overload fees are assessed for schedules with more than 18 hours).
  • Recipients of federal financial aid who officially withdraw from the University will be subject to Federal Title IV refund guidelines.
  • Students who are expelled or suspended from the University during the course of an academic term are responsible for all financial obligations.
Important Registration Considerations

Your grades, which are posted on your transcript, are a direct result of the registration actions you take each semester. The registration processing (adds/drops/swaps) at Benedictine is based on Academic Calendar policy. Please pay close attention to all registration deadlines.

For instance, if you drop a course after the “End of Add/Drop Period for SEM (semester) classes,” a “W” (Withdrawal) is posted to your transcript to reflect that drop date. The academic history on a transcript must remain accurate and will not be adjusted once posted.

Whenever you complete any registration adjustments, always review your class schedule to make sure your online processing is accurately done. If not, the transcript grades will reflect registration errors. For example, you may attempt to drop a course. If not successfully dropped, your name will remain on the instructor’s Class Roster, and he/she is required to post an “F” grade for non-participation in the course.

If you are not successfully registered for a class even though you attended class sessions, your name will not be on the instructor’s Grade Roster and he/she will not be able to submit a grade. The instructor should not allow you to remain in a class unless you are officially registered and your name appears on the Class Roster.

If you have questions regarding registration policies or procedures, please contact any Office of the Registrar staff member at 630-829-6349 or stop by the office at Lownik 103. We will be glad to assist you with your course registration.

If you wish to work toward a degree on either a full- or part-time basis, you should contact the Enrollment Services Center at (630) 829-6300 as soon as possible. Upon admission, you will be assigned an academic advisor with whom you meet for advising and registration.

The graduation requirements you must meet are those in effect for the term of your admission to a degree program. These may be different from those in effect if you registered for classes as a Student-At-Large (SAL).

A Student-At-Large (SAL) is one who wishes to take courses for one’s own enrichment or enjoyment or while on leave from another college and who is not seeking a degree from Benedictine University. A new SAL should visit the Advising Center/Visiting Undergraduate Students webpage for more information and to fill out the form embedded in the page. You will then be contacted by someone from the Advising Center.

A SAL is not required to submit transcripts. Should you later decide to work toward a Benedictine University degree, your SAL courses may fulfill other graduation major requirements pending the approval of the department chair/program director. However, they ordinarily do not satisfy our residency requirement for earning a degree at Benedictine University. Regardless of status, all courses taken for credit appear on your transcript. It is the responsibility of the visiting student to verify that chosen courses will be accepted by his/her home institution.

SAL status is not available to students denied regular admission to Benedictine University or whom Benedictine University has already dropped for poor scholarship. SAL students are not eligible for financial aid.

The complete collection of course schedules can all be found in your myBenU or on the BenULive web page.

NOTE: All registration is done online through your myBenU account.

Variable Credit: If a course is listed as variable credit, you may register for the amount of credit in the designated range.

Meeting Days: M T W R F SA SU — Indicates the day of the week

General:

  • TBA – To be arranged; contact department or instructor
  • OL – Online course
  • WI – Writing intensive class
  • C – Core class
  • S – Skills class
  • TC – Teacher Education – Non-Western Culture

Scheduling:
Three credit-hour courses:

  • meet for two-and-a-half hours (excluding breaks) if once a week
  • meet for one-and-a-quarter hours if twice a week
  • meet for 50 minutes if three times a week.

Benedictine University reserves the right to close or cancel courses if they are over-or under-enrolled. The University also reserves the right to change course meeting days or times, course format, instructors, or room locations.

myBenU is Benedictine University’s online student information system where you can find all of your resources in your time with us at Benedictine. In addition to other features, students can use myBenU to self-register for classes. myBenU can be found on the top right corner of the website navigation. The following guidelines apply to registration using myBenU:

  • Students register based upon classification and number of earned hours.
  • Students are required to meet with an advisor and obtain their advisor’s approval prior to registering for courses.
  • All financial, library and health holds must be cleared before registration.
  • Students must observe all procedures with respect to course prerequisites, department consent designations, and PIN numbers.
  • Freshmen and transfers will need advisor approval for any schedule changes.
  • In order to protect personal identity information, students are strongly discouraged from sharing their identification and social security numbers with other students or allowing other students to register on their behalf. The University assumes no liability for consequences resulting from students voluntarily sharing such information.

Use these instructions to confirm your enrollment appointment using myBenU.

Please read and follow the “How to Register Using myBenU” directions carefully to learn how to enroll in classes using the new MyBenU system.

  • Appropriate prerequisites are listed in the course description. You are responsible for determining whether you have completed them or consulted with the department chair about a suitable equivalent.
  • Classroom assignments and other class changes will be posted on BenULive and myBenU.

The Audit (AUD) grade designation indicates that a student has registered for a course and was eligible to attend class sessions. Auditing a course does not necessarily reflect participation, nor does it indicate anything regarding completion of assignments. Auditors are entitled to participate in class activities to the extent the instructor permits. Audit registration requires the approval of the instructor.

A student may not change from credit to audit or audit to credit after the end of the add/drop period. If a course has stated enrollment limits, students taking the course for credit will be enrolled before students auditing the course. Lab courses may not be taken as an audit. When an AUD grade designation is posted on the transcript, it cannot be changed to a letter grade. Audited courses are not available for later credit or proficiency by examination.

NOTE: Students receive no credit for audited courses and no entry is made on permanent transcripts. Students may change to or from audit only during the first week of class. The tuition rate per hour is one-half the full tuition rate. Students may not seek credit for an audit course by later examination. Lab courses may not be audited.

Policy:

*This policy does not apply to classes in the School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education (SGAPE)

  • Intent of the Policy The primary intent of the Administrative Drop Policy is to ensure full enrollment in classes in which demand for seats exceeds supply. The purpose is to free up seats held by non-attending students in such classes so that students who wish to take the class may be able to do so.
  • Drop for Non-Attendance Undergraduate students may be dropped from a class for non-attendance by a departmental administrative drop by the end of the first week of the class.

Procedure:

  • To avoid being administratively withdrawn from a class, a student must request permission to remain in the course. Permission must be requested from the Department Chair (reference the Faculty/Staff Directory to find your Department Chair) prior to the first class meeting.
  • Such requests must be made in writing (by email using the student’s University email account) and must specify which dates during the first week of class would be missed and the reason for the proposed absence. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the request has been received.
  • Upon receipt of the request, the Department Chair (or instructor) shall notify the student as to whether the request has been granted. This notification will be made to the student’s University email address by the end of the first week of the class.
  • The Department Chair shall notify the Office of the Registrar of all administrative drops for his/her department prior to the end of the first week of the class.
  • The Office of the Registrar shall drop the student from the class and notify the student and the student’s academic advisor of the administrative drop. Notification will be made to the student’s University email address.

For courses taken at Benedictine University, undergraduate students – both degree-seeking and Students-At-Large (SAL) – may repeat a course in which they received grades of “W,” “D” or “F” no more than two times. Students may not repeat any course in which they receive a grade of “C” or better. When a course is repeated for credit, the earlier earned grade remains on the student’s permanent record and will appear on all transcripts. Only the last enrollment and earned grade will be used in computing the cumulative grade point average and awarding of credit.

If a student wishes to repeat a course originally taken at Benedictine University and in which an earned grade was received, the repeat must be a course at Benedictine University. A repeat may not be by independent study or by study at another institution. The Academic Standing Committee may provide exceptions to this policy. An earned grade is a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” and “F.”

Students who have graduated may not repeat a course for credit in which they previously earned a grade of “A,” “B,” “C” or “D.” A student who has graduated may only audit a course in which they previously earned credit.

For information on payments and refunds, please visit Student Accounts.

Please note that students must be accepted in a degree-seeking program and enrolled for a minimum of six hours per semester to receive financial assistance. Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply online at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

Benedictine’s federal school code is 001767.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy*

Students who withdraw after the first week of the traditional term will receive a “W” on both the grade report and the transcript. Students may withdraw from a course before completion of 70% of the course. Students who do not withdraw properly will receive the letter grade of “F.”

  • Students may drop from a course up to seven calendar days after the first class meeting for a full refund.
  • Students may drop from a course 8-14 calendar days after the first class meeting for a 75 percent refund.
  • Students dropping from a course 15-21 calendar days after the first class meeting will receive a 50 percent refund.
  • Students dropping from a course 22 calendar days or more after the first class meeting will receive no refund.
  • Courses that have a condensed meeting schedule will have no refund available after the first class meeting.
  • All drops must be done using myBenU
    1. Notifying the instructor that you want to drop a course does not officially drop or withdraw a student from a course
    2. Non-attendance in a course will not constitute a drop or a withdrawal
    3. Students who do not officially drop a course will be financially responsible for the entire cost of the course.
  • The Adult Accelerated refund policy differs from traditional undergraduate. To view this policy, please visit student accounts.
  • For current billing information, visit the Business Office
  • Students enrolled with full-time tuition (12-18 hours) who make schedule changes during the add/drop period will receive a tuition adjustment only if their hours change to a different tuition category (part-time tuition is assessed for schedules with less than 12 hours; overload fees are assessed for schedules with more than 18 hours).
  • Recipients of federal financial aid who officially withdraw from the University will be subject to Federal Title IV refund guidelines.
  • Students who are expelled or suspended from the University during the course of an academic term are responsible for all financial obligations.
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