We know that people thinking about earning their bachelor’s degree online have many questions. This page offers answers to the most common questions we receive regarding details about application and admission, as well as what it’s like to be an online student. For other questions, please call (866) 295-3104 and a Program Manager can answer them.
How many credits are required to complete each program?
The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program requires 120 credits each.
Can I transfer credits into the program?
The BA in Organizational Leadership allows you to transfer up to 90 credits to help you complete your degree sooner, saving you time and money.
What kinds of credit can I use to transfer?
You can earn credit for previous coursework, as well as up to 18 college credits for work experience, which you could use toward three quarters of electives. You may also get credit for military training.
Work experience/prior learning assessment (PLA) credits require the creation of a portfolio to demonstrate content mastery.
Once you are enrolled at Benedictine University, you will not be eligible to transfer course credits from a two-year institution.
Does Benedictine offer career advising to online students?
Yes, you can take advantage of lifetime career assistance. Unlike other schools, you will have access to a career adviser the day you start class.
Are there any tuition discounts for members of the military and their spouses?
Yes. Active service members, their spouses and veterans receive a 10 percent tuition reduction.
How does online learning work?
Benedictine students use a learning management system called Engage. This highly interactive system is designed to simulate the on campus student experience. You can instant message, Skype and email classmates and faculty. Course materials may include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, case studies and videos.
Is Benedictine accredited?
Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
What are the admissions requirements to the undergraduate programs?
To apply, please submit:
- A completed application
- A copy of your resume
- A personal statement
- Transcript Request Forms for every school you’ve ever attended after high school
- Two professional letters of recommendation
- A $40 application fee, which can be waived if all of the above documents are completed within seven calendar days
In addition, you must be 22 years of age to be admitted to Benedictine’s online undergraduate programs.
How long on average does it take students to complete each program?
Depending on how many credits, the bachelor’s programs can be completed in 10 to 36 months.
What type of support is available to online students?
You will have access to tech support (24/7), learning specialists to help you with coursework, a concierge-style Student Services Coordinator, an Academic Advisor, our online library and a Program Manager who will help you during the admissions process.
Make your goal a reality. Call a Program Manager at (866) 295-3104 today to get started.