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Degree Clearance

A $25 late fee will be assessed on all first time graduation applications submitted past the deadline. Please wait 2 to 3 business days after submission of your application, then pay the appropriate fee either in Genisys or in person at the Business Office. Failure to pay the fee will prevent Regent from releasing transcripts or ordering a diploma/certificate.

ATTENTION Graduates: In addition to outstanding balances, failure to complete Student Loan Exit Counseling will also prevent Regent from releasing transcripts or ordering diplomas.

For questions regarding degree clearance, please contact your advisor. Once your advisor has completed your preliminary degree clearance audit, s/he will send your paperwork to your school for approval and notify you via email. Once your school reviews your paperwork, it is sent to the Registrar's Office. If all your requirements are complete, the Registrar's Office will post your degree and you will receive an automatic email notification at your Regent email account to let you know that it has been posted. You will also be able to see your degree awarded on your unofficial transcript in Genisys. Degrees are usually posted within 7 business days of receipt from the schools. The Registrar's Office is aware that many students have deadlines for job applications, licensure, raises, etc. and we work to process degree paperwork as quickly as possible. For questions regarding degree clearance, please contact your advisor.

Students earning a degree will have a complimentary degree-posted transcript sent to the address on file with Regent. This transcript is intended for your records and will not be sent to someone other than the graduate.

Diplomas and certificates are ordered from the printer at the end of each month (bi-monthly during high volume times) and generally arrive within 6 to 8 weeks. You will receive an email when the diploma and/or certificate is mailed so that you have a better idea of when to expect delivery.

For important information concerning graduation requirements, please note the Regent University Graduation Policy, as described in the university catalog.

  • The official date of graduation or certificate completion is based on the completion of degree/certificate requirements for each student and is determined by the semester in which the student completes all degree program requirements. The official graduation date is NOT based on when the student participates in commencement.
  • There is one official university conferral date per semester. Students who complete their degree requirements (dissertations, theses, and portfolios must be Accepted via ProQuest) anytime within a semester will be given the official degree clearance date for that semester. Degrees are posted on or after the official university degree date for the semester. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific dates. The official degree conferral dates for 2016 are: May 7 for spring graduates, August 13 for summer graduates, and December 10 for fall graduates.
  • Diplomas and certificates will be issued only after all graduation requirements have been met. This includes clearing any outstanding balance, library fine and/or parking fine.
  • If a student is not cleared in the term for which the graduation application is filed, a new graduation application must be submitted for the subsequent term in which all requirements are met. The graduation fee, however, is only paid once.

*If you are an on-campus F-1 student visa holder, you must submit the F-1 Student Program Completion Form to the Office of International Student Services (OISS) at least 45 days prior to your graduation date.  That form can be found here:  For more information, contact the director of International Student Services at 352-4130.

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Latin Honors

Effective with the December 2007 graduating class, baccalaureate degrees with honors are conferred in accordance with the following cumulative grade point averages on work attempted at Regent University. GPAs are NOT rounded up:

Summa Cum Laude: 4.00 cumulative GPA

Magna Cum Laude: 3.95-3.99 cumulative GPA

Cum Laude: 3.85-3.94 cumulative GPA

The cum laude designations apply only to undergraduate candidates who have completed 50% or more of their coursework at Regent University. Candidates for Latin Honors will be designated in the Commencement and Commissioning programs according to final grades submitted by March 15. Official designations will be determined after all courses have been completed and grades submitted for the degree. These designations will be noted on the awardees' official academic transcripts and diplomas.

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  • Regent University diplomas and certificates will be issued and posted on transcripts only after all graduation requirements have been met. This includes clearing any outstanding balance, library fine and/or parking fine.
  • One complimentary copy of your transcript will be sent to you when your degree is posted.
  • Graduates must report any errors on their diploma within thirty days of receiving the diploma. If errors are not reported within this timeframe, graduates will be charged a replacement fee (see below).
  • If your diploma has been lost or damaged, you may order a replacement diploma by submitting a Diploma Replacement Form to the Registrar's Office. The fee is $30 for diplomas issued after July 1, 2006 and $50 for replacement of a diploma issued prior to July 2006.
  • Fees may be paid online through the Business Office website by selecting "Transcript Payment" under "Miscellaneous Payments" or by check or money order payable to:

    Regent University
    Registrar's Office, SC 218
    1000 Regent University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464

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