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International Student Admissions Process and Requirements

Undergraduate International Admissions

For information on

  • Application Materials
  • Admissions Procedures
  • English Proficiency Policy TOEFL/IELTS Requirements
  • I-20 Transfer Policy
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Graduate International Admissions

For information on

  • Application Materials
  • Admissions Procedures
  • I-20 Transfer Policy
  • English Proficiency Policy
  • Overseas Credentials
  • Graduate Entrance Exams
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Why Benedictine University?

Benedictine’s broad-based liberal arts program creates well-rounded students because the University believes that even if students pursue a career in science, they should be able to read, write and speak well. Our graduates are CEOs, Ivy League professors, scientists, high school educators and pioneers in solving global issues.

Benedictine teachers are committed and accomplished. In our friendly environment where the average class size is 17 students, our faculty know you by your first name. Faculty frequently are honored with grants, fellowships, and awards. Academic advisors and career counselors help students develop academic plans, discuss internship opportunities and explore career possibilities.

Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

An international student pursing an undergraduate bachelor’s degree at Benedictine is reviewed for scholarships upon admittance and can be eligible for up to $20,000 in scholarships.  Your admission counselor will assist you to understand the breakdown on eligible financial aid received from Benedictine.

Foreign Credit Evaluation

Any student (permanent resident, green card holder, U.S. citizen, or student seeking or currently on a visa) with overseas or foreign credit, will need to have these credits evaluated. Foreign credit evaluations are required to determine a GPA, as well as the U.S. equivalent of credit hours and the degree earned in the home country, if applicable. The evaluation will assist the Office of Admissions in determining if the degree the student holds in their home country fulfills the requirement for the program to which they are applying.

Official evaluations must be submitted to Benedictine University’s Office of Admissions. In order for an evaluation to be considered official, it must be in the original sealed envelope from the evaluating agency. Benedictine University recommends students have one report mailed directly to Benedictine University from the agency and at least one other report mailed to them for personal records.

Benedictine University will take official foreign credit evaluations from Educational Perspectives (EP), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).

Undergraduate candidates should request a high school and university-level “Course by Course” evaluation of credit. Graduate candidates may request a “Course by Course” evaluation of credit. An official evaluation must be sent directly from ECE, EP or WES to Benedictine University. For more information, please contact your admissions representative.

Educational Perspectives

(312) 421-9300 [email protected]
edperspective.org/benedictine

Educational Perspectives
P.O. Box A3462
Chicago, IL 60690-3462

FOR COURIER SERVICE
Educational Perspectives
55 E. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 2175
Chicago, IL 60604

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

(414) 289-3400
[email protected]
ece.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203

FOR COURIER SERVICE
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
101 W. Pleasant St.
Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53212

World Education Services

wes.org

World Education Services
Attention: Documentation Center
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274

FOR COURIER SERVICE
World Education Services
Attention: Documentation Center
64 Beaver St. #146
New York, NY 10004

Include your reference number on all envelopes and documents delivered to WES

Short-Term Study and Exchange Program

Benedictine University has several agreements with institutions around the globe. Students interested in studying under terms stated in a formal agreement between Benedictine University and their home institution should work with the Office of International Programs and Services to determine the application requirements per the formal agreement. Students studying as short-term students are those students who are not intending to get a degree from Benedictine but would like to study for a short period of time.

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