MESSAGE FROM THE
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT MARKETING
Phyllis L. Thompson, BS, MA
Thank you for taking the time to browse Benedict College’s website and the Admissions and Student Marketing webpage. Benedict College gives serious consideration to every applicant who has met his/her state requirements for a high school diploma or GED and who is committed to taking full advantage of the opportunities the College provides him/her to obtain a college education. Our mission is to help make the process of enrolling at Benedict College simple and to treat each application with respect and dignity. Students completing an application for admissions should follow the instructions below:
- Submit an application (online or paper)
- Review checklist on webpage
- Submit official transcript(s) – high school and/or college within 10 days of submitting an application
- Submit SAT/ACT scores (School Code: SAT -5056 or ACT - 3840)
- Submit the required application fee $25.00 or fee waiver from Guidance Office
Complete the following documents for financial aid (School Code 003420):
- Application for a PIN number (student and parent)
- FAFSA (www.FAFSA.ed.gov)
- Entrance Counseling Form
- Master Promissory Note (MPN) and
- PLUS Form
- Freshman Institute
Transfer students must be eligible to return to the last college or university attended and must provide Admissions and Student Marketing with an official copy of their academic record.
As a freshman or transfer student, you will receive valuable information from Admissions regarding documents needed to complete the admissions file. All new freshmen will receive additional information from the Freshman Institute regarding academic and social enrichment skills that will help you during your matriculation at Benedict College. The Freshman Institute’s slogan “BC Transformers: Enter with Pride - Exit with Power” is the legacy of Benedictines who are accomplished citizens in communities around the world. The Institute is dedicated to guiding you through your first year and each year thereafter for a successful transition into the workplace and/or graduate school.
You may contact the Office of Admissions and Student Marketing for questions regarding the application process at 803-705-4910 or Financial Aid regarding the process of applying for financial aid at 803-705-4418. We welcome all high schools, students, families, churches and community organizations to come and tour our beautiful campus or to attend Open House in the Fall or Spring semester. The Spring Open House will be held April 12, 2014.
Benedict College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commissions on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Benedict College. Eight (8) of our programs/majors are nationally accredited. Our faculty and staff strive to enrich our students’ lives and help enhance their personal and professional growth. We prepare our students to engage in public service, internships, and study abroad programs. The Office of Admissions and Student Marketing encourages you to explore our user friendly website (www.Benedict.edu – Admissions) to find answers to frequently asked questions.
Phyllis L. Thompson
Director of Admissions and Student Marketing