Application Process | Benedictine College

Apply to Benedictine

Undergraduates may apply here or with The Common Application.

Benedictine has three application periods:

  1. Early Action: The Early Action period is for students who have a strong interest in attending Benedictine College and believe they can present a complete application during the first semester of their senior year. The deadline to apply Early Action is November 15. The key benefit to applying Early Action is to receive the earliest possible admit decision and scholarship notification. Early Action is a non-binding application process; students are free to apply to other institutions.
  2. Regular Admission: The Regular Admission Deadline is December 1. Regular Admission is similar to Early Action but offers a slightly later time frame. Regular Admission is a non-binding application process.
  3. Rolling Admission: Any application received after December 1 falls into our rolling admission cycle. This application process allows students to apply within a larger window of time and add seventh semester grades to their admission record.

Standard Application Plan

We will notify you typically within two weeks after we receive your application along with your test score and high school transcript. The standard application plan allows students to submit official or self-reported test scores and official or unofficial high school transcripts.

  • For admission purposes, Benedictine College will accept an official report or a self-reported score. An official score report may be submitted directly from ACT (1444), SAT (6056), or CLT. Score reports may also be mailed or sent through a secure website (eg. Naviance or College Board) or directly from your high school.
  • An Official High School Transcript(s) (showing six semesters of grades) from all secondary schools you have attended. Home-educated students must submit Official Transcripts from a primary educator.

Benedictine College will accept self-reported test scores for admission purposes. Applicants may list their test scores on their application for admission or they may complete TEST SCORE FORM on their ADMISSION PORTAL.

All freshmen who are admitted and ultimately enroll at Benedictine will need to submit official test scores prior to their entry term, e.g. Fall 2021. Score reports may be sent directly from the testing agency, on an official transcript, or sent from a school counselor.

Unofficial High School Transcripts

Because of the school closures related to Novel Coronavirus, Benedictine College will accept unofficial transcripts for admission purposes. Applicants may submit a screenshot or an emailed copy of the high school transcript to ravenmail@benedictine.edu or to their admission counselor.

All freshmen who are admitted and ultimately enroll at Benedictine will need to submit an official high school transcript prior to their entry term, e.g. Fall 2021.

Student athletes may use this option for acceptance to Benedictine College. However, student athletes must complete the NAIA eligibility forms, which require an official high school transcript.

Test Optional

Benedictine College is offering a test optional application plan because of the cancellations of the ACT and SAT test dates.

Applicants with above a 2.75 GPA will be eligible to apply as a test optional candidate. We will use the highest grade point average reported on the high school transcript.

Applicants with a 2.74 or below are eligible to apply as a test optional candidate. In addition to the high school transcript, these candidates will be required to interview with a faculty team.

Student athletes may use this option for acceptance to Benedictine College.

All freshmen who are admitted and ultimately enroll at Benedictine will need to submit an official high school transcript prior to their entry term, e.g. Fall 2021.

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