Regent allows transfer students to transfer up to 90 credit hours.

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, for 8 consecutive years
  • Top military-friendly school
  • 12 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 apply@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.).

TRSC Natural Science
TRGS Global Studies
TRHI History
TRAR Fine Arts
TREL Elective Credit
TMEL Military Elective Credit
TMSS Military Service School Training

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 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.

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

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.

Virginia Community College Common Transfer Equivalencies

RSU Admissions Advisors
888.718.1222
Library Building

Business Office
757.352.4059
Administration Building

Financial Aid
757.352.4385
Metroplex

Housing
757.352.4661
Regent Commons Building

Office of Advising
757.352.4385
Library Building

Registrar
transfercredit@regent.edu
Student Center Building

Student Services
757.352.4187
Student Center Building

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.