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.
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.
For students with 15 or more transferable college credits.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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.
Graduate transfer students: 800.373.5504
Apply graduate-level credits completed at another college or university toward your degree at Regent University through transfer credit or advanced standing.
Up to 25% of the degree can be transferred.
Up to 49% of the degree can be transferred.
Criteria Guiding the Acceptability of Credit