Undergraduate Transfer Credit

Finish Your Degree at Regent!

Whether transferring from a community college, military career, or other regionally accredited institution, Regent can help you maximize your qualifying transfer credits and finish your degree much faster. With our flexible transfer options, we accept credit from a variety of sources and count them toward your degree.

Waive your General Education requirements with an approved A.S. or A.A. Degree!

Transfer students who have earned the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Arts & Sciences (A.A.&S.) degree from a regionally accredited institution (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 subject to normal transfer credit policy. Without exception, all transfer students must take GENE 100 – The Making of the Christian Mind and GENE 402 – The Making of a Christian Leader, which are courses specific to the mission of Regent University. Students who are admitted to Regent with a qualifying regionally accredited A.A., A.S., or A.A.&S will have other general education requirements waived except general education courses specified by their major, or required as prerequisites for courses in their major. Regardless of whether the student holds an associate’s degree, no more than ninety (90) semester hours may be transferred from other colleges and universities for the bachelor’s degree.
Other flexible General Education transfer options

Regent also offers flexible general education options for transfer students who may not have a completed A.A. or A.S. degree. For example:

Regent’s General Education (GE) requirement: Can be satisfied by transfer of:
Philosophy –> Any approved Philosophy transfer course
Global Studies –> Any approved World History, Sociology, Social Science, Cross-Cultural, or foreign language transfer course
Western Literature or Shakespeare –> Any approved Literature transfer course
Arts & Culture –> Any approved Arts or Humanities transfer course
U.S. History –> Any approved U.S. or regional History transfer course

Other appropriate course and requirement substitutions may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Ask us today.

Regent University will also consider transfer credits from the following sources:

  • Direct equivalent courses from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) pursuant to our VCCS Transfer Guides
  • 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

Online T.E.D.

To find out how your courses will transfer to Regent, use the Online Transfer Evaluation Database (Online T.E.D.). Online T.E.D. provides the student with information on how credits might transfer from various colleges across the country.

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Process

Once a student has been admitted to Regent University, the Registrar’s Office will evaluate official college transcripts for possible transfer credit. For course credit from another college/university to be accepted, the final grade for the course should be no less than a “C” (2.0 on a 4-point scale). To ensure that Regent University reviews your college transcript, make sure you have all official college transcripts sent to the following address:

Regent University
Metroplex – Transcripts
1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Transfer credit will be based on individual evaluation of the coursework to determine whether the course is equivalent to a Regent course.  Students can transfer a maximum of 90 credits toward their bachelor’s degree, requiring the student to complete at least 30 credits at Regent. For students wishing to complete the associate’s degree, the total transfer credits may not exceed 48 credits.

When transferring credits, it is important to note that only the credit for the accepted course transfers; grades do not. You will be notified by the Registrar’s Office once this process has been completed.

International Transfer Credit Evaluations

All transcripts that are not from an American institution must be evaluated. A course-by-course or detailed evaluation is required, and the transcript must be converted to the American Grade Point Average system.  Transcripts in a language other than English must also include an official English translation.  See our admissions process at the International Admissions Page, for a list of recommended transcript evaluation agencies.

Additional Opportunities for Gaining College Credit

For information on AP, CLEP, IB and Dantes credit, please visit http://www.regent.edu/admin/registrar/additionaltransfer.cfm.

Accepted Accreditations

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

Articulation Agreements

Guaranteed Admissions Agreement 

Virginia Community College Common Transfer Equivalencies

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the transfer credit process, you can email us at transfercredit@regent.edu.