Graduate School / Law School Enrollment Status for Admissions
Applicants who intend to obtain a graduate degree from Regent University are defined as regular students. All regular students seeking graduate school admissions are eligible for all forms of financial aid, unless otherwise specified below. This is contingent upon successfully meeting other eligibility criteria of the individual financial aid programs. Upon acceptance, some grad school students may be subclassified as provisional or conditional, if they have not met all admission requirements.
If the graduate school admissions committee believes the applicant has the potential for success in the degree program to which admission is sought, it may accept the applicant into the graduate program on a provisional basis. Students accepted on a provisional basis may be considered for need-based assistance grants and student employment but will not be considered for scholarships until the provisional designation is removed.
The student on provisional enrollment basis must meet the following requirements to no longer be classified as provisional.
- Law School: Students admitted to the J.D. program on a provisional basis must register for a minimum of 10 credits the first semester and must receive a grade point average of 2.00 for the courses taken that term. If a student does not earn a grade point average or 2.00 or better for courses taken the first semester, the student will be placed on academic probation. All provisions of the Academic Probation and Dismissal policy will then apply. After completing a minimum of 14 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better the student will no longer be considered provisional.
- Other Degree Programs: Students accepted on a provisional enrollment basis in all other graduate-degree programs are limited to a maximum of 12 credits the first semester of enrollment. Each school may establish specific course requirements for the provisional student's first term of enrollment. After completing a minimum of nine credits with a grade point average of 3.00 or better and meeting the course requirements set by the school, the provisional designation will be removed. Graduate school students entering Regent on a provisional basis who do not achieve a 3.00 grade point average for the first term of enrollment are subject to immediate dismissal. All provisions of the Academic Probation and Dismissal policy will then apply.
Applicants who have submitted all graduate school application materials except test results, an official transcript or a letter of reference may be admitted to Regent University on a conditional enrollment status. Those on conditional status have one semester to submit all of the required admissions materials. The student will not be eligible to register for a second term until the school removal of the conditional designation. Any request for an exception to this registration block must be submitted to the dean of the grad school through an academic petition.
Applicants desiring to enroll in graduate-level courses at Regent University who do not intend to obtain a degree may be accepted on nondegree status. Graduate admission requirements for nondegree students are specified in the Admission Criteria policy #2:02:01.