Access REGENT’S GENEROUS POLICY FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
Whether transferring from a community college, other regionally accredited institution, or military career, Regent can help you maximize your transfer credits and enjoy a variety of benefits.
- Generous transfer policy — transfer up to 90 credit hours
- Transfer up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree or up to 49% of a graduate degree
- Ranked among Top National Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023
- #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 11 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report, 2023
- Top military-friendly school
- 12 prestigious credentials
- 150+ areas of study, both online and on campus, that integrate leadership training in a global context
- Up to $2,000 tuition grant for eligible transfer students from the Virginia Community College System
Graduate transfer students: 800.373.5504
TRANSFER YOUR COLLEGE CREDITS
Complete your undergraduate degree at Regent by transferring your college credits. Our generous transfer policy allows you to transfer up to 90 credits toward your bachelor’s degree and 48 credits toward your associate degree.
If you are admitted to Regent with a qualifying regionally accredited A.A., A.S., or A.A.&S degree, you will have general education requirements waived except general education courses specified by your major, or those required as prerequisites for courses in your major.
3 EASY STEPS TO TRANSFER
For students with 15 or more transferable college credits.
1. Fill out our online application.
2. Submit your unofficial transcripts.
Please submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items. Upon enrollment, the Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. Official college transcripts can be sent to the following address:
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
3. Government-issued ID (only for online transfer students)
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of your government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.
Credit review – Once all transcripts are received, an official evaluation of credit will be completed. Any accepted credit will be applied to your academic history and degree works. Our team will notify you via email when the review is complete. Please allow one week for the evaluation process.
APPROVED TRANSFER SOURCES
- Direct equivalent courses and credits from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS)
- College-level work completed at other regionally accredited colleges and universities
- Credit earned through approved entrance level examinations (i.e., AP/CLEP/DANTES)
- Military credit (see Military Partners for more information)
- Credits from non-regionally accredited institutions or other institutions of higher learning with whom Regent has an articulation agreement (credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
- A score of 3 or higher on high school Advanced Placement exams
- Experiential credit
- An OFFICIAL paper transcript is printed on special, watermarked paper. Official paper transcripts are sent in a sealed, signature-stamped envelope.
- An electronic transcript is considered OFFICIAL if the intended party is the direct email recipient. If emailed to the requestor, then forwarded, it is then considered UNOFFICIAL.
- An electronic transcript which is printed then re-scanned in an email is considered UNOFFICIAL. This includes a photographed or screen captured copy.
Discover how your Virginia community college courses could transfer to Regent University at Transfer Guides: VA Community Colleges.
See how your college credit could transfer to Regent University through our Online Transfer Evaluation Database (Online T.E.D.).
|Natural Science Elective
|Military Elective Credit
|Military Service School Training
|Military Vocational Credit
Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.
Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a detailed explanation of Regent University’s application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.
INFORMATION ON AP, CLEP, IB, AND DANTES CREDIT
In addition to transferring credit from another college or university, students may reduce their overall time spent in completing degree requirements, and gain academic credit applicable to their degree program. This is most commonly done through credit by examination. Students may apply credit earned through successful completion of approved credit-by-examination programs. A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be applied to the bachelor’s degree; 15 semester hours of credits may be applied to the associate’s degree program.
CLEP (Regent’s Institution code – 8266)
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) enables students to demonstrate proficiency in specific subject areas.
Advanced Placement (Regent’s Institution code – 4452)
Sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board, the Advanced Placement Program enables students who earn a score of three or higher to earn college credit applicable to the Regent University bachelor’s degree. The university awards credit equivalent to Regent courses, as determined by the academic departments.
Dantes Subject Standardized Tests
The DSST program is an extensive series of 37 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate courses. Students who earn scores equivalent to grades of “C” or better may have credit applied to associate and bachelor degrees at Regent University.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate Program is described as a “demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations; it is designed for highly motivated secondary school students and incorporates the best elements of national systems without being based on any one.” The IB exam has received extensive world-wide recognition for the quality of its programs as well as for its rigor. Its influence is growing in the United States and some educators consider the program to provide greater depth and intellectual challenge than the AP. Students who achieve a 5, 6, or 7, on an IB exam may receive transfer credit at Regent. As with all other exams, a maximum of 30 semester hours may be granted for IB exams.
Prior Learning Assessment
Regent University recognizes that important learning takes place outside of college classrooms. We have developed a way to assess this learning for the realization of undergraduate college credit. The College of Arts & Sciences offers college credit for demonstrable college level learning – either knowledge or skills – acquired through such sources as: training programs, seminars, workshops, non-credit courses, military service, licenses, certificates, and community activities.
ACE Corporate Credit Opportunities
Regent has also partnered with the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service to provide more opportunities for adult learners to earn college credit. Based on ACE credit recommendations, students may receive college-level credit for workforce and military training. By participating in the ACE CREDIT College and University Network, Regent may be able to provide credit for learning experiences that include apprenticeship programs, professional organizations, national examinations, and online education vendors. See if your organization or workplace is listed with ACE.
|Association for Biblical Higher Education
|American Council on Education
|Middle States Association
|North Central Association
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges
|Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
|Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Note: Due to recent federal decisions, Regent University plans to accept transfer credit until February 29, 2024 from institutions in which the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) served as their sole accreditor.
GUARANTEED ADMISSIONS AGREEMENT
Regent University (RU) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), recognizing the need to facilitate the transfer of students from the community college to RU, resolve to adopt a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAA). RU provides special opportunities to help VCCS students experience a smooth transition to RU.
“Transfer-oriented associate degrees” refers to VCCS Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts & Sciences degrees and General Studies associate degrees that have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) as transfer degrees according to the State Committee on Transfer (see website at https://www.schev.edu). RU does not recognize the Associate of Applied Science Degree as an approved transfer-oriented associate degree.
AS & AA DEGREES
Transfer students who have earned the Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts & Sciences (A.A.&S.) degree from VA or NC community colleges (or other institutions with whom Regent has an articulation agreement) and who meet the minimum requirements for admission to Regent University will receive transfer credit for all eligible courses taken from regionally accredited colleges and those institutions specifically identified by Regent University for transferability, recognized as direct transfer programs, subject to normal transfer credit policy. Such students must complete Regent’s required biblical Worldview cornerstone and capstone courses.
If you hold a valid industry certification through COMPtia or EC Council, you may be eligible to receive up to 9 free academic credits toward certain academic courses through our Cybersecurity program at Regent University.
In order to be eligible for possible academic credit, you must be enrolled in the relevant B.S. in Cybersecurity program.
Please submit proof of your passing test scores to regent.edu/items after being admitted or enrolled within your undergraduate level program. Please review the below certifications and corresponding undergraduate level courses at Regent below.
|ISYS 205 (3)
|ISYS 324 (3)
|CYBR 381 (1)
|CYBR 382 (1)
|EC Certified Ethical Hacker
|CYBR 383 (1)
*Please note that credits are only offered for chosen undergraduate level programs. No credit will be offered for graduate level coursework at this time.
Online Undergraduate Transfer Students
On-Campus Undergraduate Transfer Students
Graduate Transfer Students
Graduate transfer students: 800.373.5504
COMPLETE YOUR MASTER’S OR DOCTORAL DEGREE AT REGENT
Apply graduate-level credits completed at another college or university toward your degree at Regent University through transfer credit or advanced standing.
3 EASY STEPS TO TRANSFER CREDITS
1. Complete the application process
You need to complete the application process, be admitted to a degree program, and enroll in your coursework.
2. Complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form for Graduate Students
This eForm requires course descriptions as well as syllabi for any credits you are looking to transfer. If you have questions about obtaining that information, please reach out to the Registrar’s Office of your former institution.
3. Submit transcripts
On acceptance, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. If you wish to provide transcripts, please send them to:
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Please note: An official transcript must be on file for each proposed transfer course. Schools may establish other requirements for evaluating credit, such as a copy of course projects or thesis. Please allow one week for the evaluation process. Our team will notify you when the review is complete.
Up to 25% of the degree can be transferred.
- Up to 25% of the degree can be transferred.
- 5-year time limit on transfer credit.
- Maximum credit hours accepted:
- 9 credits for doctoral programs*
- 6 credits for master’s programs*
*Additional credit hours may be eligible for transfer, up to a maximum of 49% of the degree program. Our team will be happy to review for special consideration.
- Credit applied to another conferred degree may not be accepted.
Maximum credit hours accepted:
- 9 credits for all programs
- Up to 49% of the degree can be transferred.
- Up to 25% of the degree can be advanced standing.
- 10-year time limit on transfer credit accepted to most programs.
- Courses must be less than ten years old at time of degree conferral.
- Biblical language transfers accepted from ATS-accredited schools only.
Up to 49% of the degree can be transferred.
Criteria Guiding the Acceptability of Credit
- Currency of qualifications—Units undertaken more than ten years prior to the application are not recognized for transfer.
- Relevance of the credit/s—When a student can demonstrate that coursework reflects the curriculum, course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in Regent’s own graduate degree programs and assessment criteria of Regent University, the student may be granted credit toward the degree requirements at Regent.
- Accredited work—Coursework must have been taken from a regionally accredited institution or one approved by the Regent school in which the student is enrolled. When appropriate, Regent will consider awarding credit for military or workforce training that has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE), in accordance with ACE recommendation.
- Course grades—Courses with grades of B- and below (C- and below for the J.D. program) will not be considered.