Additional Opportunities for Gaining College 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 work force 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.
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