International Freshman Students

Admissions Process and Requirements

Learn more below about application requirements for freshman admission, important deadlines, submitting your transcripts and English language proficiency. Any student who has completed a secondary degree from outside of the United States must apply for international admission into the undergraduate degree program.


Benedictine University reviews applications holistically. All required documents must be submitted in order for an applicant’s file to be considered complete and for an admission review.

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (iBT) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band Score of 6.5.
  • We will also accept an ACT Composite of 21 or the SAT Composite of 1060 in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • A foreign credit evaluation of your secondary school records from Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or World Education Services must be submitted.
  • Submit official transcripts from all U.S. high schools, colleges and/or universities attended (if applicable).
  • Provide evidence of financial support showing you have a minimum of $36,200 per year to cover tuition and living expenses. An official bank statement or letter of financial support issued by a financial institution must be submitted.
  • A photocopy of your identification page in your passport (valid 6 months into the future).


1.    Apply to Benedictine University Mesa

  • Apply Online using the Freshman Application or Common Application.
  • Submit $40 application fee
  • Contact Gianne Francisco, Admissions Counselor, at for more application information.

2.  Application Deadlines

  • It is strongly recommended that all required paperwork be submitted at least six (6) months in advance from the time you plan to enroll. To be guaranteed consideration for admission, ALL application materials must be received by:
    • Fall Semester: July 1 
    • Spring Semester: November 15

3. Transcripts and Test Scores for International Students

Learn More

Now that you are ready to take your first steps toward becoming a Redhawk, we need some basic information from you so that an admissions counselor can reach out to you to provide the best possible responses to your inquiry and discuss requirements and next steps. Please fill out the form below or contact us at (602) 888-5500 or

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Edible Book Fest
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Edible Book Fest

Date: April 09

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: BenU Mesa

Contact: Janet Forde    (480) 878-7514

Event Description:

Create a food dish based on your favorite book!


Judging will be at 12:00 p.m. in the South Lobby on April 9. Entries should be made from foodish materials, but don’t have to be edible at the time of judgement.


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Admitted Student Day
Mesa Branch Campus
9:30 AM - 1:45 PM
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Admitted Student Day

Date: April 13

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Doug Potter | Gianne Francisco    (480) 878-6709 | (602) 888-5508 |

Event Description:


9:00 a.m. – Check-in

9:30 a.m. – Welcome

  • Introduction to teams and team leaders
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10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Meet with Faculty and Advisors

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10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. – Meet with Student Services and Support Staff


Rotation 1 - 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

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Rotation 2 - 11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

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12:00 p.m. – Lunch

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