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Application Process - Educational Technology & Online Learning (Ed.D)

Scroll down to review each portion of the application process, or use the links below to go directly to a specific step.

Step 1: Application and Application Fee

For your convenience you may apply online or download an application. You may pay the $50 non-refundable application fee online via credit card, by check or by money order.

Submit Application

Pay $50 application fee

  • Pay Online or
  • Mail your $50 application fee to the address below

Mailing Address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Community Life Form

In an effort to help you understand more about Regent University community life, please review the Community Life Form at the following link and check whether you agree or disagree or sign the downloadable form.

Community Life Form

To download the form, you must have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. Visit the Adobe site to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader.

Step 3: GRE Scores

Arrange to have official GRE scores (no more than five years old) sent directly to Regent University. Regent ETS code: 5135.

  • For more information or to register for the GRE visit

Step 4: Official Transcripts

An official transcript from each institution you have attended is required.

We are excited to offer you the service of requesting your transcripts on your behalf. Please follow the guidelines below in order to help us request your transcripts. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 757-352-4847 or toll free at 888-713-1595.

* Please be aware that it usually takes about one month to process a Transcript Request Form and receive a transcript from the issuing institution. However, it may take longer in some situations. It is ultimately the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all transcripts are received by Regent University. With this timeline in mind, we do not suggest using this service within one (1) month of a term start date unless you have submitted unofficial transcripts in addition to your Transcript Request Form.


  • Print out the Transcript Request Form (use multiple forms if needed).
  • Fill out the form(s) completely.
  • Sign the form(s).
  • Return the form(s) to the School of Education Admissions Office via email or fax.
    Scan and email to:
    Fax: 757-352-4725, attention: Charles Hanley
  • Regent will forward the form(s) to the institution(s) listed and pay the transcript fee if applicable.

Note: Regent University is unable to request a transcript under some conditions such as those listed below. If an issue occurs in the processing of your transcript request, you will be notified.

  • School will not accept credit card payment for transcripts
  • Applicant has a balance due at a previous college
  • Transcript is from a school that is not regionally accredited and/or not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Transcript is from a school that no longer exists
  • International Transcripts
  • Official test scores such as GRE, Praxis, SAT, or other standardized tests cannot be requested via this method. These must be requested directly by the applicant.

Step 5: Recommendations

Please use the link below to provide us with contact information for each of your recommendations. We will use this information to contact each recommender and provide them with the appropriate recommendation form.

Access the School of Education Online Recommendation Forms here.

Step 6: Current Résumé

Provide us with a professional résumé of employment and accomplishments, including copies of published materials.

  • Email résumé to
  • Fax résumé to 757.352.4381 or
  • Mail résumé to the address below:
    Regent University
    Enrollment Support Services
    1000 Regent University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Step 7: Writing Samples

Educational/Professional Paper

Doctoral applicants are required to submit a sample of their master’s level work, a paper of at least five pages in length. Individuals that can no longer access their master’s level work may submit a professional writing sample of the same length or may compose an academic paper on an educational topic.

Educational/professional papers should be emailed to

400-word Writing Sample

In addition, Doctoral applicants must submit a second writing sample which will be evaluated using the ETS Criterion Service. Please submit your second writing sample using the directions below.

  1. Start at the following webpage:
  2. Click “Go to Criterion Student Website” (in blue at the bottom of the page).
  3. Click “Register (I am a new user)” and enter your access ID and password.
    • Access ID: Semester and year you are applying (no spaces, no capitalization). For example “fall2010”
    • Password: education
  4. Click “Continue”.
  5. Create a User Name and Password.
  6. Click “Create Registration”. You will then be redirected to your home page.
  7. Choose one of the three writing sample topics provided. You will be provided with the question pertaining to the topic you choose once you begin the timer for the essay.
  8. Read the instructions for submitting your essay. Please keep in mind that you have 40 minutes to complete your writing sample. You will receive a warning when there are 10 minutes remaining on the timer.
  9. Click “Continue” and begin typing your writing sample.

***The font used by ETS is different than that used by word. Some functions, such as the Tab, are disabled. If a function is disabled just continue with your essay. Do not try to compensate for the disabled function or your essay will be marked with errors by ETS (i.e.: do not press the space bar 5 times for a Tab, just don’t Tab).***

Step 8: Admissions Interview

If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on-campus or over the phone and typically takes about an hour.