Transfer & Degree Completion

Schedule a Degree Transfer Workshop below.

Transfer / Degree Completion

Schedule a Degree Transfer Workshop below.

Complete Your Degree at BenU

Welcome to BenU, where we understand that each student’s pathway to higher education is unique.

No matter where you started your educational journey, we stand ready to be your ultimate destination for completing your degree.


Easy Transfer Process

A streamlined transfer process means you can get to work on finishing your degree as quickly as possible.

Personalized Support

Our dedicated admissions support professionals are here to help you navigate each step of your journey to BenU.

Academic Excellence

BenU is consistently recognized as one of the best private Catholic universities in the Midwest.

Transfer Process


Meet with an Admissions Representative

Learn the ins and outs of the transfer degree completion process. Contact [email protected] to get started.



Submit your application and request to have all of your official transcripts be sent electronically to [email protected].


Once Admitted

File your FAFSA using BenU’s school code 001767 so that we can provide you with a full financial aid breakdown! We will also be working on your official transfer credit evaluation so you can understand how your completed courses will be accepted to Benedictine University and apply towards your major of choice!


Ready to Join the Benedictine Community and finish your degree?

Take the next steps to confirm your enrollment! Once submitted, your Admissions Counselor will connect with you on additional action items to ensure a seamless transition to our Advising Center.  


Complete your pre-registration Survey

This Transfer Specific Survey is used to help your advisor prepare and create your schedule during your advising appointment and once completed, we will help you book an advising appointment to get enrolled in classes!


Sign up for Online Math Placement Testing

Only needed if you have not completed a 100-level college math course. Sign up for placement testing


Interesting in Living On-campus?

Submit a housing application through our portal to start the residence life process.

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Maximizing Your Transfer Credits

BenU is committed to honoring your efforts by maximizing the transfer of your hard-earned credits toward your degree.

BenU is part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative
Use Transferology + TES to determine unofficial transfer credit course equivalencies
Get a transfer credit evaluation to learn which previously completed credits will be accepted by BenU
Learn about AP, CLEP, IB, and foreign credit transfers

BenU Academic Offerings

Chart Your Path: Find The Major You Need To Build the Future You Want

With 130+ programs of study in STEM, Business, the Liberal Arts, and Education, BenU has something for everyone.

RN to BSN Degree

Tailored for licensed RNs, BenU’s RN to BSN program enhances the expertise of practitioners, broadens career opportunities, and elevates the nursing profession through an emphasis on advanced knowledge, leadership skills, and a commitment to evidence-based practice.

Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a GPA requirement for transferring to BenU?

A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for Transfer Student Admissions into Benedictine University.

What is the transfer credit evaluation procedure?

Once you have been admitted and the evaluation team receives your official transcripts, your coursework will be articulated. You will receive a detailed breakdown of how your credit is accepted at Benedictine. A checklist can be used to see exactly how this credit will fit into your desired degree.

Do I need an associate degree to transfer?

No, students can transfer to Benedictine University with any amount of coursework; an associate degree is not required.

What if I have an associate degree?

A conferred Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree from an Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) institution satisfies the Distribution Requirements/Modes of Inquiry and Writing Intensive co-curricular component.

Where do I send my Advanced Placement (AP) scores?

Official AP test scores must be sent from the College Board to Benedictine University. Use code 1707. You may transfer in a maximum of 30 semester credit hours of AP credit.

I have completed a bachelor’s degree at another university. How will my coursework transfer to BenU?

The institution must hold regional accreditation at time coursework was completed. College-level coursework is transferred to fulfill the basic skills, inquiry general education and co-curricular requirements. All second bachelor’s degree students must complete an IDS 200 level course in addition to their major requirements.

How do I know if an institution is regionally accredited?

Generally, you can find accreditation information about an institution in its academic catalog and website. Regional accreditation is indicated by affiliation with one of the following associations: Middle States, New England, North Central, Northwest, Southern and Western. If you cannot locate this information, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

I have received my transfer credit evaluation and have specific questions. Who can I contact?

You can contact the Transfer Credit Evaluation team by email at [email protected] or contact a specific transfer credit evaluator.

What is a course syllabus and how do I submit it?

A course syllabus is a document provided by your instructor/professor, which includes the course policies, learning outcomes, required texts and a schedule of assignments. You can submit course syllabi to [email protected] for further review of potential transfer credit.

Does BenU accept military or international credits?

Benedictine University will award credit for military education as part of an external credit program and based on the American Council of Education recommendations. Credit from international institutions must be evaluated by Education Perspectives, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., or World Education Services before submitting to Benedictine University for review. Credit for international coursework is subject to Benedictine University’s transfer credit criteria.

What are the residency requirements?

At least 54 of the 120 semester credit hours for graduation must be completed at a four-year regionally accredited college and at least 30 semester credit hours must be completed at Benedictine University, including at least 12 semester credit hours at the 200 level or above in the major. Courses completed at Benedictine prior to formal admission to degree status may not be used to fulfill this academic residency requirement. Such credit may fulfill other graduation requirements with the approval of the department and division chairpersons.

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Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available for qualifying students.

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