Transfer Credits

Avail 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
  • Ranked among Top National Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2019 and 2020
  • #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Top military-friendly school
  • 10 prestigious credentials
  • 135+ 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

College Credits & Associate Degree

CONTACT INFORMATION

Online undergraduate transfer students: apply@regent.edu | 800.373.5504

On-campus undergraduate transfer students: undergrad@regent.edu | 757.352.4960

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.

4 EASY STEPS TO TRANSFER

For students with 15 or more transferable college credits.

1. Fill out our online application.
$50 nonrefundable application fee applies.
2. Submit your unofficial transcripts.
Please submit your unofficial transcripts to our Admissions Office by emailing transcripts@regent.edu. Upon conditional acceptance, 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:
Regent University
Document Control
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
3. Complete admissions questionnaire.
This brief questionnaire is required for acceptance to your degree program. Please select the option that is relevant to you:
4. Government-issued ID (only for online transfer students)
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of your government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line “Government ID.”

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

Transfer Resources

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.).

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.

For information on AP, CLEP, IB and Dantes credit, please visit the Undergraduate Transfer Credit page.

 

ABHE Association for Biblical Higher Education
ACE American Council on Education
MSA Middle States Association
NCA North Central Association
NEASC New England Association of Schools and Colleges
NWACS Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
NWCC Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
SACS Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
TRACS Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
WASC Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Graduate Advanced Standing & Transfer Credit

CONTACT INFORMATION

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 would need to complete the application process and be admitted to a degree program.
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:
Regent University
Document Control
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 the course syllabus, projects, or thesis. Please allow one week for the evaluation process. Our team will notify you when the review is complete.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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
  • 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.

  • M.A. in Law:
    • Up to 49% of the degree can be transferred.
  • Juris Doctor:
    • A maximum of 32 semester credits (or 45 quarter credits) may be accepted for transfer.
    • Courses must be grades of “C” or better.

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.