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Students on the Virginia Beach campus of Regent, a premier Christian university that offers an Early College Program.

Early College Admissions


The Early College Program provides you the opportunity to study at Regent — one of the world’s premier Christian universities — and helps you start college with credits under your belt, giving you a strong advantage in your educational and professional career. Plus, you can enjoy a reduced tuition rate of $75 per credit hour!

Early College classes taken at Regent may be included on your high school transcript as part of your high school curriculum. When applying to another university or college, you will also need to provide that school with an official transcript from Regent. Regionally accredited, our courses should transfer to other colleges easily as long as you earned a “C” or above in those classes.

Contact Information: 757.352.4960 |


  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Completion of sophomore year or homeschool equivalent
  • “B” average in college prep curriculum


  1. Complete the Early College application. If you are currently a JROTC Student and interested in the Royals Leadership Challenge, please apply here.
    (Please Note: Parents are unable to complete this application on their child’s behalf. Applications must be submitted by the student.)
  2. Obtain approval of a parent or guardian using the Early College Parent Verification Form.
  3. Provide an unofficial copy of current high school or homeschool transcript.


The deadline for the completed application packet including all checklist items will be two weeks prior to the start of any session.

RequirementSpring –
Session C
Spring –
Session D
Summer –
Session E
Summer –
Session F
Fall –
Session A
Fall –
Session B
Application Deadline15-Dec-202323-Feb-202412-Apr-202424-May-202426-Jul-202427-Sep-2024
Registration Deadline22-Dec-20231-Mar-202426-Apr-20247-Jun-20249-Aug-202411-Oct-2024
Courses Begin8-Jan-202411-Mar-202411-May-202417-Jun-202419-Aug-202421-Oct-2024


Once you’ve submitted your completed Early College application and your high school or homeschool transcript, your application will be processed, and you will receive an acceptance email from our Enrollment Management Office. A day or two later, you will also receive an introductory email from your academic advisor with helpful information. The whole process from the receipt of your completed application to acceptance should take no more than a week.

For questions about any of the procedures described above, please contact 757.352.4960 or


Current high school and homeschool students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply as an Early College, non-degree student:

  • Successful completion of at least the sophomore year in high school or homeschool equivalent.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Maintained a “B” average in core high school or homeschool courses.
  • Have parental approval using the Early College Parent Verification Form.

A copy of the high school or homeschool transcript must be submitted to

It is recommended that all Early College students also complete the FERPA Waiver Form. By completing this form, the Early College student gives permission to Regent University to share information about tuition and grades to parents and high school or homeschool personnel.

  • Tuition is $155/credit hour $75/credit hour for classes in the online or on campus format. Books are not included in the per credit hour cost.
  • Financial aid is not available to non-degree students.
  • All semester fees are waived for Early College students.
  • Early College students are responsible for purchasing textbooks and any relevant course-specific fees.
  • Early College students are limited to taking a maximum of 30 credit hours at Regent University. Students may only take up to two early college courses per semester.  Students are encouraged to take any 100-200 level courses provided in our course catalog. If a student requests to take a 300-level course or higher, they must go through the process of appeals with Academic Advising. These petitions require a month of advanced notice and will not be considered for first-time students.
  • Acceptance as a non-degree student does not guarantee regular acceptance as a degree-seeking student. Nor does it guarantee availability of courses.
  • A non-degree student is required to maintain a GPA of 2.0.
  • Early College students come under the FERPA regulations for privacy. Therefore, college personnel are not permitted to share confidential academic information with parents or high school and homeschool personnel unless the student has granted permission for this action using the FERPA waiver form found on the MyRegent portal.
  • Students are required to determine how courses taken at Regent University will transfer to other institutions. Regent is NOT responsible for determining applicability of transfer credit or translation of college credit to high school or homeschool credit. Special consideration should be given when taking courses in religious studies as these courses are particularly prone to having difficulty with transferring credit. Math 101 may also have some limitations on transferability.
  • Students who plan to take math at Regent but have not completed Algebra II should NOT enroll in College Algebra unless they have excellent grades in Algebra I and Geometry. College Algebra is equivalent to taking AP Algebra II, NOT standard high school Algebra II. Students who wish to take Calculus I at Regent, should have completed pre-calculus with excellent grades or Algebra II with Trigonometry, again with excellent grades.
  • Regent University reserves the right to change or cancel courses, so please call 800.722.3680 or visit our website to confirm the location, date, and time of your course(s) prior to the first day of class.

We’re excited your student is considering beginning their college journey at Regent! Please watch this short Parent Welcome Video from Dr. Josh McMullen, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, for valuable insight about your student’s future Early College success.

Important Reminders:

  • Early College applications must be submitted by the student.
  • When your student registers for an Early College class at Regent, they are considered a Regent University student. That means that per the registration form, all correspondence will come to the student and they will be responsible to communicate with Regent staff and faculty directly. They must check their emails, remember their passwords, know their student ID numbers, and be responsible for timely payments.
  • If you would like to have access to their account, you must complete the FERPA application. Please note: FERPA allows information to be provided but any action on the account must be requested/approved by the student.