International Students - Admission

Benedictine College accepts applications all year. Students should apply as early as possible. It may take more than a month to process a student visa application. Suggested application deadlines are April 1 for August admission and October 1 for January admission.

 

International Freshmen

 

  • Complete the international online application or The Common Application.  
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Three months of statements from your parent or sponsor’s bank showing  $38,950 – the cost of one year of studying at Benedictine College. Statements must be in English or English translation, list the account holder's name, must have the name of the bank on them, and may not be more than three months old.
  • Official transcripts  from all high schools (secondary schools) attended, secondary school leaving certificates, exit exam results and other academic credentials.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (optional). Students who do not have scores may be accepted conditionally and will take a placement test upon arrival at Benedictine College. The results of this test will determine the classes they can take in their first semester.  Students who score below a certain level on the placement test will be required to take ESL classes.
  • Students who graduated from high school in the United States or Canada are required to submit ACT, SAT, TOEFL or IELTS scores.

 

Exchange Students (One Semester or One Year)

 

  • Complete the international online application or The Common Application.
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Three months of statements from your parent or sponsor’s bank showing $38,950 – the cost of one year of studying at Benedictine College. Statements must be in English or English translation, list the account holder's name, must have the name of the bank on them, and may not be more than three months old.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (optional). Students from non-English speaking countries who do not have TOEFL or IELTS scores may be accepted conditionally and will take a placement test upon arrival at Benedictine College. The results of this test will determine the classes they can take their first semester.  Students who score below a certain level on the placement test will be required to take ESL classes.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools.

 

International Transfer

 

  • Complete the international online application or The Common Application.
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Three months of statements from your parent or sponsor’s bank showing  $38,950 – the cost of one year of studying at Benedictine College. Statements must be in English or English translation, list the account holder's name, must have the name of the bank on them, and may not be more than three months old.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (optional). Students who do not have scores may be accepted conditionally and will take a placement test upon arrival at Benedictine College. The results of this test will determine the classes they can take their first semester. Students who score below a certain level on the placement test will be required to take ESL classes.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary schools attended. In order to receive transfer credits from foreign institutions, you must have all post-secondary transcripts professionally evaluated. We recommend Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).
  • If you transfer fewer than 24 university credits, we also need official transcripts from all high schools attended, as well as secondary school leaving certificates and exit exams.

 

Standardized Test Scores

 

Benedictine College must receive all standardized test scores directly from the governing test center for international freshmen and transfer applications. ACT Code: 1444, SAT/TOEFL Code: 6056

 

English Requirements

 

International students with TOEFL iBT score of 72 or IELTS score of 6 will be regularly admitted to the college. International students with lower scores will be considered for conditional admittance. Standardized test scores are used for admission purposes only and do not determine the course placement of a student. 

 

MBA Admission

 

If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration, you may do so on a course-by-course basis while still pursuing an undergraduate degree or by taking the Traditional MBA Program after completing your undergraduate degree. More information about MBA

 

The basic requirements for admission to the Traditional MBA Program are:

  

  1. A bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited institution.

  2. An indication of the capability to perform graduate course work, based on a combination of undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores The formula for admission is: 250 times the undergraduate GPA plus the GMAT score must equal 1100

  3. International students must have completed the TOEFL with a minimum score of 550

  4. Successful completion of undergraduate courses in the following subjects:  Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics

 

Contact

 

Questions? Contact Anne Faucett, Director of International Admission and Services.

 

How to Send Documents

Please have all official academic documents sent directly to Benedictine College from your foreign institution.

 

Benedictine College

International Admissions

1020 N. Second St.

Atchison, KS 66002-1499

USA