New Student Checklist Information and resources for incoming freshman and transfers.

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Welcome to Benedictine College!

As you prepare for your arrival on campus in August, be sure to check this page for resources, information and checklists that will help you to get everything ready.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

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Admission

  • Submit All Official Documents.*
    • Freshmen: final high school transcript(s) with month and year of graduation; final college transcripts; dual-credit, IB transcripts, and score reports from AP, ACT, SAT or CLT
    • Transfers: final college transcripts; AP scores; and when applicable, test scores, and final high school transcripts.
  • Complete the Disability Form if you have a physical, psychological, attention or learning disability that you wish to request accommodations for while in college. Documentation required.
  • Need to change a class? Beginning freshmen may submit an online change request form by August 1 or meet with an advisor during ROC Week. Transfers may contact their assigned advisor.

* All documents and health form(s) must be received at Benedictine College or you will be placed on academic hold, i.e., you will be blocked from enrolling in future classes.

Financial Aid

  • Send proof of outside scholarships to the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible. These funds are applied directly to your student billing account upon receipt of the funds.
  • Sign and submit your Financial Aid Offer Letter via your RavenZone account.
  • Complete your Financial Aid checklist via RavenZone.
  • If you intend to utilize federal student loans, complete Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note for Federal Direct Loans after June 1.
  • Apply for an Alternative/Private Loan if parents will not be utilizing the PLUS Loan.

Business Office

  • Complete the Electronic Authorization Agreement when initially accessing TouchNet through your RavenZone account. TouchNet is a provider of secure online student tuition billing, payments, and electronic refunds.
  • Once you are registered in classes, view your bill and account activity through RavenZone.
  • Enroll in a semester Installment Payment Plan after July 1; or pay your bill in full through your RavenZone account by August 1.
  • Set up Authorized Users. An authorized user can be a parent, grandparent, or anyone you give permission to see your account activity and who helps you understand your financial situation at Benedictine College.
  • Are you anticipating a refund from your student loans? Enroll in electronic Student Refunds (eRefund) through your RavenZone account, and have the credit balance direct-deposited to your bank account. If you prefer, a paper check refund will be mailed to the home address on your student account.
  • Purchase Raven Bucks through RavenZone.

Miscellaneous

  • Download and complete required Health Form(s) with medical and immunization history. Proof of insurance (copy of front and back of insurance card) is strongly recommended but not required.

    Student-Athletes must also complete a physical. Please mail or email all documents to the Director of Student Health Services:

    Janet Adrian, RN, BSN
    1201 N. 2nd St.
    Atchison, KS 66002
    jadrian@benedictine.edu.

  • Order textbooks online beginning mid-July through the virtual bookstore. Textbooks are not sold on campus.
  • Order a parking pass online after August 1.
  • Sign up for Raven Alerts.

Communication Note

Your student email account, which is activated on June 1, is the primary method of communication between Benedictine and you – please read all information to stay informed, even during the months class is not in session.

International Students

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Admission

  • Apply for F-1 student visa
  • Pay SEVIS fee and retain receipt for visa interview
  • Submit all college, dual-credit, and IB transcripts and AP scores to the Office of Admission
    • Transfer International students, submit credit evaluation for all foreign university courses taken. Please contact Avery Miller with any questions.

Financial Aid

Business Office

  • Complete the Electronic Authorization Agreement when initially accessing Touchnet* through your RavenZone account
    *Benedictine College partners with Touchnet, a leading provider of secure online software for student billing
  • Pay your bill by August 1 (fall semester) or January 1 (spring semester) with one of these options:
    • Students can login to RavenZone and pay using a debit/credit card.
    • Students can use Flywire. Students will need to create an account on Flywire. Before submitting payment, students will need to use their RavenZone account to check the amount owed to the college. Go to the Flywire website, follow the directions to select the method of payment and the currency you will be using to pay your bill.
  • Purchase Raven Bucks for fall semester

Miscellaneous

  • Submit required Health form by August arrival. Please review the link for the Student Health Form and required immunization history. The form can be emailed to Janet Adrian at jadrian@benedictine.edu.
  • Order Textbooks online beginning mid-July at the virtual bookstore. Textbooks are not sold on campus.
  • Purchase your airplane ticket to arrive at the Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Please check the International Student Calendar for your arrival date. Complete the airport shuttle form.

Parents

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Move-In Dates

  • August 8

    New Honors Students, some returning and transfer Fall Athletes (Football, Volleyball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer)

    • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      Move into Residence Halls
    • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Student check-in at the Murphy Recreation Center
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Welcome Mass in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium
    • 5:15 p.m.
      Goodbyes
  • August 14

    Freshman fall athletes (Football, Volleyball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer), All other athletes (Cross Country, Cheer, Dance, Band)

    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Move into Residence Halls
    • 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Student check-in at the Murphy Recreation Center
    • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      Family BBQ - Sponsored by BCPA (Raven Memorial Park and St. John Paul II Student Center)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Send-off Mass in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium
    • 5:15 p.m.
      Goodbyes
  • August 15

    All other new students

    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Move into Residence Halls
    • 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      Student check-in at the Murphy Recreation Center
    • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      Family BBQ - Sponsored by BCPA (Raven Memorial Park and St. John Paul II Student Center)
    • 4:00 p.m.
      Send-off Mass in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium
    • 5:15 p.m.
      Goodbyes

2020 Move-in Week Notes

PLEASE NOTE: To help reduce the density of people on campus, you are only allowed to have three (3) people accompany you to help move in.

For August 8:

  • Honors check-in is located in the Haverty Center (temperature checks will take place here). Returning and transfer athletes should check with Patrick Hodapp.

For August 14-15:

  • All traffic must come to campus on Division Street or on 2nd Street from the south.
  • There will be a symptom and temperature check BEFORE the entrance to campus.
    • Please do not come if you have any of the following symptoms:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
    • If you do have any symptoms, you will be directed to the Student Health Office for evaluation before entering campus.
  • All coming to campus must wear a mask. Please bring your own, if possible. We will ask you to practice physical distancing throughout the day.
  • You will be given the option whether or not you would like help from our student leader staff with unloading your vehicle and carrying items to your room.
  • All students will need to go to the Murphy Recreation Center to take student ID Pictures.
  • Rocky’s Copies will be open for package pick-up on all move-in dates from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Office of Financial Aid
    913-360-7484
  • Office of Admission
    913-360-7476
  • Business Office
    913-360-7403
  • Student Life Office
    913-360-7500
  • Student Success Center
    913-360-7576
  • Student Health Office
    913-360-7117

Admission Counselors

Caroline Weis
Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.7004
cweis@benedictine.edu

Catherine Kluempers
Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.0288
ckluempers@benedictine.edu

Monica Nelson
Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.7577
mnelson@benedictine.edu

Will Burenheide
Associate Director of Admission
913.360.7780
wburenheide@benedictine.edu

Sam Smeltzer
Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.7468
ssmeltzer@benedictine.edu

Avery Miller
Assistant Director of Admission - International
913.360.7538
amiller@benedictine.edu

Jon Krebsbach
Director of Transfer Enrollment
913.360.7483
jkrebsbach@benedictine.edu

Megan Fassero
Homeschool Outreach Coordinator
913.360.7967
megan.fassero@benedictine.edu

Becca Caudle
Director of Admission
913.360.7469
bcaudle@benedictine.edu

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