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.
  • Official transcripts  from all high schools (secondary schools) attended, secondary school leaving certificates, exit exam results and other academic credentials.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (see accepted exams below)
  • Standardized test scores from either the SAT or ACT are highly recommended but are not required. The results of these test will be used in determining scholarship eligibility.


Exchange Students (One Semester or One Year)



International Transfer


  • Complete the international online application or The Common Application.
  • Copy of your passport picture page or national ID card.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (see accepted exams below)
  • 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

All international applicants must prove English language proficiency by at least one of the following:

  • TOEFL or comparable instrument: Minimum TOEFL score is 533 paper-based, 72 internet-based
  • A minimum of 6.0 IELTS
  • A minimum of a 450 on the verbal component of the SAT
  • A minimum of a 18 on the English and Reading components of the ACT

Standardized test scores are used for admission purposes only and do not determine the course placement of a student. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be eligible for admission to Benedictine College through the English as a Second Language program


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




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