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A Step-by-Step Guide from Application to Graduation

Here’s your one-stop shop full of valuable resources and helpful information to walk you through each stage of the journey as a Regent Royal – from your application to graduation.

We encourage you to bookmark this page to access these resources quickly and take your next steps.

Start here! This is the first step in your exciting journey to earning a degree. Begin your application, view Regent’s beautiful campus, and schedule a visit.

Questions? Contact our admissions counselors today:

Take the first step in your journey and submit your application.

Schedule a personalized visit, join a housing tour, or register for one of our campus visits. Learn more about Regent’s Virginia Beach campus. Experience Regent for yourself!

Once you’ve submitted your application, it’s time to complete your questionnaire, start on your FAFSA and submit any required documents for your degree program.

Move forward by completing your Admissions Questionnaire. After you submit your application, you will receive an email with the questionnaire you need to complete for your specific degree program. You can also find your Admissions Questionnaire using the tool below.

To help you understand the financial aid process better and get you the most money toward your degree, learn these top 5 financial aid tips:

Get Your STeps to aid checklist

View the Steps to Aid Checklist and follow the steps to apply for financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA

Take the time to complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today using Regent University’s FAFSA school code 030913. This is the best first step in identifying aid options available to you. It can be completed entirely online and takes most applicants 30 minutes or less to complete.

Financial Aid resources

View these resources from Federal Student Aid for more help with your FAFSA:

Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Some programs have additional admissions requirements. Find your program to view your admissions requirements.

Look how far you’ve come! As a new Regent Royal, it’s time to get ready for your first set of courses.

Keep an eye on your text messages and email. At this stage in your journey, and depending on your program requirements, you will either receive a PTR text message and email offering for our team to register you for your first courses, or you will submit your enrollment deposit and be registered for your first courses.

If you receive the PTR survey and choose yes, a Docusign form will be emailed to you allowing Regent to request your official transcripts.

You’re almost there! Gaining a better understanding of the student portal is the next step in your journey. You’ll be accessing Genisys in your MyRegent Portal regularly as you navigate your courses and maintain a financial plan.

You should have received an email by now with information on how to set up your student email. If you haven’t already done this, now is the time! If you need help contact IT at

What is Genisys?

Genisys is the self-service student portal where you can accept loan offers, view account summaries and balances, register for classes, enroll in direct deposit, and update personal and demographic information.

How to create your Genisys account?

Watch this video to learn how to access your account in Genisys for the first time.

How to access financial aid in genisys?

View How to Access Financial Aid Information in Genisys for information on where to access Genisys.

Verify Requirements

Take the time to verify requirements and get familiar with everything Genisys has to offer.

Watch Finding Your Financial Aid Requirements to learn how to find your financial aid requirements in Genisys, through your MyRegent Portal.

Watch this video to learn how to accept your awards in your MyRegent Portal through Genisys.

To make sure you’re ready for classes, you’ll complete the required Semester Check-In (SCI) each semester to verify/confirm your course registration, view your account summary, review important dates, learn how to order your textbooks, and complete any financial obligations.

Order books

Order your books at least two weeks before your classes start to ensure a timely arrival and to avoid overnight shipping fees.

Visit the Gift Shop

Shop at the Regent Gift Shop to show your school spirit!

Upcoming regent webinars

Visit to view the complete list of upcoming Regent webinars. Regent webinars will cover navigating your courses, registration workshops, financial aid, the Semester Check-In and more!

Financial Aid webinar

Watch this video to learn important information – including how to determine final costs and where to access awards in Genisys.

Traditional Undergraduate Student Financial Aid

Roadmap to regent webinar

Watch this video to ensure that you are proactively prepared to succeed academically and financially as you begin your path as a future Regent Royal.

You’ve made it! As a Regent Royal student, we are committed to supporting you along your journey. Here you’ll find resources that will keep you on track toward graduation.

Blackboard is your course management tool where you can access all your courses, communicate with faculty and classmates, view your grades, and more.

Watch these videos to learn more about Degree Works, your primary tool for navigating your degree requirements and planning your academic journey through to graduation.

Introduction to Degree Works

It is our goal to help you understand each section of your custom plan and give you the tools you need to complete your degree successfully.

Account Overview

  • Navigate to Degree Works
  • Review current degree requirements
  • Confirm catalog year – the term you began or updated your current program
  • Verify program/major/minor/concentrations
  • View academic holds
  • Review completed credit hours
  • Evaluate your academic standing and cumulative GPA

Degree Information

Explore your degree program requirements and outstanding courses.

General Education Courses (Undergraduate) – Core Courses (Graduate)

  • Undergraduate programs share the general education courses for most majors – this section highlights those specific courses so you can stay on track.
  • Review completed, still needed and in-progress courses here.
  • Completed courses will display the term taken and earned grade.

Major Requirements

  • Number of credits required for your major
  • List of specific courses required to complete this major
  • Number of credits completed to-date within the major
  • Major specific GPA calculation – not cumulative

Required Electives

  • Displays the number of available electives based on your specific degree requirements.
  • Transfer credits often populate here if the credits transferred do not apply to general education or major credits.
  • Choose from a list of available electives (comma separated)


  • If you have selected a concentration, specific courses and credit hours for that requirement will display in this section.
  • Not all students have a concentration as part of their degree program.

Courses Not Successfully Completed

  • In addition to the academic records located in Genisys, students can find information about courses taken that may need to be repeated.
  • This section of Degree Works will keep track of courses you may need to repeat in order to meet graduation requirements.
  • This view is helpful for students to see what may have been taken already but is still keeping them from graduation clearance/approval.


  • Course substitutions or other special academic exceptions to degree requirements will be recorded here.
  • Not all students will have an exception section.
  • Note updates to Degree Works in this section can take several weeks even after approval of course substitution or exceptions have been made.
  • This section requires manual correction by staff after all approvals have been processed and uploaded to the student record.

Courses in Excess – Over the Limit

  • Courses will display in this section if a course taken does not meet a requirement for your current degree.
  • Sometimes this happens when you change majors/minors.
  • If your account has an “Over the Limit” section, you should work closely with your academic advising team to ensure you do not take additional courses that do not meet graduation requirements.
  • If you have exceeded the maximum credit hour limit within your degree program, you may have federal financial aid limitations and should work closely with your academic advising team for registration planning.

Watch this video to learn about the Course Planning Tool and take charge of your educational journey. You can map out your degree program by determining which courses will be offered each semester. Use this tool alongside Degree Works each semester prior to open registration.

Watch MyRegent Portal Video: Self-Registration to learn how to adjust your course registration.

Office of advising

Regent’s Office of Advising is here to assist you with understanding your degree requirements, financial aid and academic standing. Make sure to view and explore the full list of Academic Resources.

academic calendar

View the Academic Calendar for key dates and deadlines.

The Center for Student Happiness (CSH) facilitates new student orientations, success coaching, the writing lab, the math lab, webinars, and other valuable resources.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Academic Advising at