For a two-week period, beginning on the first day of the university-defined term or the start of each 8-week session, students may add or drop classes and receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
Please save or print the receipt that you receive when you submit your registration request. This is confirmation that you have successfully submitted the request.
Auditors are students who enroll for a credit course on a noncredit basis. They must enroll through regular admission procedures. Audited courses appear on transcripts without credit.
Students auditing a course will pay half of the tuition fees and financial aid will not be applied to such courses. Students taking courses for credit shall be given enrollment priority over auditors.
Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
1417 43rd Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0293
Cross-registration permits students at any Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) institution to take courses at any other VTC institution (host institution) yet earn credit for the courses at the student’s home institution.
Cross-registration by Regent University students is subject to the following regulations:
To register for a course in VTC, a student must follow these steps:
When necessary, the student must certify that he/she has met course prerequisites.
Any eligible student wishing to enroll in a course that has reached its authorized capacity may add him/herself to the waitlist for one or more sections of that course via the Genisys registration module. Students with administrative or academic holds should contact their Academic Advisor for registration assistance.
Regent University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The clearinghouse can be contacted by:
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
Please wait 2 to 3 business days submitting your application, then pay the fee either in Genisys or in person at the Business Office. The following will prevent Regent from releasing transcripts or ordering a diploma/certificate:
A $25 late fee will be assessed on all first-time graduation applications submitted past the deadline.
For questions regarding degree clearance, please contact your advisor. Once your advisor has completed your preliminary degree clearance audit, s/he will send your paperwork to your school for approval and notify you via email. After your school reviews your paperwork, it is sent to the Registrar’s Office. If all your requirements are complete, the Registrar’s Office will post your degree and you will receive an automatic email notification at your Regent email account to let you know that it has been posted. You will also be able to see your degree awarded on your unofficial transcript in Genisys.
Degrees are usually posted within 7 business days of receipt from the schools. The Registrar’s Office is aware that many students have deadlines for job applications, licensure, raises, etc. and we work to process degree paperwork as quickly as possible.
Students earning a degree will have a complimentary degree-posted transcript sent to the address on file with Regent. This transcript is intended for your records and will not be sent to someone other than the graduate.
Diplomas and certificates are ordered from the printer at the end of each month (bi-monthly during high volume times) and generally arrive within 6 to 8 weeks. You will receive an email when the diploma and/or certificate is mailed so that you have a better idea of when to expect delivery.
For important information concerning graduation requirements, please note the Regent University Graduation Policy, as described in the university catalog.
Regent University diplomas and certificates will be issued and posted on transcripts only after all graduation requirements have been met. This includes clearing any outstanding balance, library fine and/or parking fine. One complimentary copy of your transcript will be sent to you when your degree is posted.
Regent University Registrar’s Office
1000 Regent University Drive, SC 218
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Final, official grades may be viewed in Genisys via your personal student account. They may be available in Genisys but cannot be guaranteed before the published due dates.
Grades posted in Blackboard are not official and are not an indication that your grades have been posted to your official transcript.
Instructors enter their own grades. If you are missing any grades, please contact your instructor and/or dean’s office.
Grade changes may only be made at the discretion of the instructor/dean. Grade change forms are not available online.
Grade changes must be submitted by the instructor to the dean’s office. The school then sends the approved grade change form to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Grade changes are processed in the Registrar’s Office within 1-2 business days once received.
For assistance and/or information concerning your grade change, please contact your school.
Please refer to the Commencement website often for the latest and most accurate information on graduation-related activities and ceremonies. For additional information, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Deadline: September 15 for fall graduates; December 1 for spring and summer graduates.
Late Fee: $25 on first-time applications submitted past the deadline.
Wondering when your degree will be posted? Access information about the degree clearance process. For information regarding your specific paperwork, please contact University Advising.
If you are graduating from your degree program and utilized federal student loans, you must complete Loan Exit Counseling before you can receive your final official transcript and diploma. Loan Exit Counseling can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov. You can also attend an on-campus exit counseling group session at the end of the semester.
Commencement 2018 will be held on the Regent University campus in Virginia Beach on Saturday, May 12, 2018. In the past, the processional has begun promptly at 9:15 a.m. and the ceremony ended approximately at noon. Commissioning Services vary by school.
Regent students can use the Degree Works web tool to track their progress towards degree/certificate completion. To access it, follow these simple steps:
Please note: Degree Works is designed to enhance academic advising; it does not replace personal consultations with your academic advisor.
Using National Student Clearinghouse Student Self‐Service, you can print enrollment verification certificates, order transcripts, or view your enrollment history. You can access National Student Clearinghouse Student Self‐Service here.
For students who cannot use student self-service for enrollment certifications, please fill out the Certification of Enrollment Request to have a certification of current enrollment sent to you or a third party. Processing the form takes 3-5 business days.
Please Note: Only certifications for past or present enrollment will be issued. Certifications for future terms cannot be issued regardless of registration status for any future term.
Loan Deferment forms from your lender may also be mailed or faxed to the Registrar’s Office for processing. Please refer to the introduction of this page for contact details. Processing forms takes 3-5 business days.
For more information on loan deferment, refer to the Loan Deferment FAQ section of Resources.
Most forms require Adobe Acrobat to view and print, and must have the appropriate signatures for authorization. We are currently unable to accept digital, electronic, or cursive font signatures.
You can submit completed forms through email, fax, mail (please clearly mark your return address on the carrier envelope) or by dropping them off at the Registrar’s Office. The introduction of this page contains all contact details.
What is an In School Loan Deferment?
An “In School Loan Deferment” is for those students who took out loans in their undergrad or at a previous school and now want to defer (put off) paying those loans back until they are finished with graduate school.
How do I know if I qualify for an In School Loan Deferment?
If you are registered at least half-time in a degree-seeking program, you are more than likely eligible for an In School Loan Deferment. The best way to find out is to contact your lender and ask them for their specific requirements.
I have my In School Loan Deferment Request form. Now what?
Now that you have your form, all you need to do is verify your address, sign it, date it, and turn it into the Registrar’s Office. We will verify your status and send it on for you.
What exactly is the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)?
The National Student Clearinghouse is an organization that Regent University utilizes to report students’ status to participating lenders. Regent University electronically files a report of each student’s status with the NSC three times per semester. Lenders in turn access the NSC records and update their borrower’s information and statuses.
My lender wants a letter from the University, stating that I’m a student. Where can I request such a letter?
When the lender requires more than the In School Loan Deferment request form, the Registrar’s Office is here to help. We have certification of enrollment request forms available in our office, as well as on the Registrar’s Office website. Simply fill out the form, turn it in, and the Registrar’s staff will have the letter out on your behalf as soon as possible. These letters can be used for a variety of other purposes as well. Some common needs are for insurance purposes or to receive discounts from car dealerships.
This has been great, but I still have other questions. Whom can I contact about my specific needs?
The Registrar’s Office is here to help you. Please contact us at 757.352.4094 for more specific questions you may have.
Degree Audit Assistant
Student Records Specialist/Office Manager
Outgoing Regent Transcripts, Deferment Forms, Enrollment Certifications, Change of Major/Field of Study
Assistant Registrar – Degree Specialist
Degree Works, Graduate Degree Clearance Lead
Associate Registrar for Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Petitions, Add/Drops, Tuition Exchange, Undergraduate Degree Clearance Lead
Records & Operations Manager
International Student Records, Student Record Updates, Operational Processes & Procedures
Student Records Processor
Record Updates, Change of Major/Field of Study, Status Changes
Front Desk Assistant
Breann Savage Lyon
Interim University Registrar
Graduate Petitions, Add/Drops, Curriculum, Commencement Planning
Student Records Processor
Record Updates, Change of Major/Field of Study, Status Changes
Front Desk Assistant
Regent University and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) have provided helpful information to enable VCCS students to experience a smooth transition to Regent. Learn all about Virginia community college common transfer equivalencies.
Regent University participates in several tuition waiver exchange programs, which are open to full-time employees, their spouses and eligible dependents (based upon the IRS definition of dependent), after one full year of employment at Regent.
CIC-TEP provides the opportunity for eligible faculty and staff or their family members to receive undergraduate and/or graduate scholarships at one of the nearly 400 participating member institutions.
CCCU-TWEP is open to undergraduate dependents of full-time faculty, staff and/or administrators who have been at the sending institution for one full year prior to TWEP participation, or according to guidelines defined by each of the participating CCCU member institutions. Graduate programs are not eligible for this benefit.
Keep in mind that these are scholarship programs, and not an employee benefit. The deadline for Regent staff to submit applications for any program is October 15th for enrollment in the fall semester of the following year.
Under TWEP, modeled after the CCCU‘s TWEP program, Regent has established individual agreements with a number of other Christian colleges and universities whereby we have agreed to provide reciprocal tuition waivers to students on a “balance sheet“ basis.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).
FERPA rights apply once a student is considered “in attendance” by the institution. Regent University defines “in attendance” as being registered for at least one class at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of the student’s first term, as determined by the official University Academic Calendar.
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Students who want to review their educational records must make a written request to the Registrar’s Office listing the item(s) of interest.
Educational records include the files and their contents that are maintained by official units of the university. They do not include:
Students will be charged for these copies.
Students who believe that their educational records contain information that is inaccurate or misleading, or is otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights, may discuss their concerns with the registrar. If the registrar agrees with the students’ requests, the appropriate records will be amended. If the registrar does not agree, the students will be notified within 30 days that the records will not be amended and of their right to a hearing.
Student requests for a hearing must be made to the executive vice president in writing, specifically stating the nature of their disagreement with their educational records. The executive vice president will appoint a Hearing Committee and schedule a hearing. The Committee will include: a representative from Student Services, a representative from the Registrar’s Office and the student’s advisor or another faculty member from the school in which the student is enrolled. The executive vice president will inform the student of the time, date and place of the hearing. Students may present evidence relevant to the issues raised and may be assisted or represented at the hearing by one or more persons of their choice, including attorneys, at the student’s expense.
Decisions of the Hearing Committee will be final, based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing, will consist of written statements summarizing the evidence and stating the reasons for the decisions and will be delivered to all parties concerned. If the decision is in favor of the students, the educational records will be corrected or amended.
If the decision is unsatisfactory to the student, the student may submit a statement commenting on the information in his or her records, or statements setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the Hearing Committee’s decision. The statements will be placed in the education records, maintained as part of the students’ records, and released whenever the records in question are disclosed.
At the end of the fall add/drop period, the Registrar’s Office sends to students a notice of the student’s right not to have student directory information released . Students may, at any time, request that directory information not be released by submitting the Confidentiality of Student Records Request form to the Registrar’s Office. Information already published will not be affected by this request. Without such written request, the university may release directory information to outside parties if considered appropriate. Students may request in writing that future releases of directory information not be made.
Directory information includes: name, address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, photograph and participation in officially recognized activities. Only the Registrar’s Office should disseminate directory information. All inquiries for such information should be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office.
Student Services may distribute in-school directories to students if the school adheres to this policy. If additional information is added, the school must receive signed waivers from students whose names and other information will appear in the directory. Names or lists must not be released to outside parties.
The university maintains the confidentiality of student educational records and such non-directory information may be released only with the students’ written request. However, information may be released without prior written consent in the following instances:
Health and counseling records may be provided to physicians and licensed psychologists of the students’ choosing.
Legitimate Educational Interest: Faculty and staff access to student educational records for administrative reasons is allowed provided that such persons are properly identified and can demonstrate a legitimate educational interest in the material. Student workers may have access to appropriate information as designated by the dean or department head. If a breach of confidentiality occurs, appropriate formal disciplinary action will be taken up to and including dismissal from employment. In order to remind the Regent community of the confidentiality policy, the Registrar’s Office will transmit a computer broadcast message every fall and spring to all faculty, staff and students.
The definition of “Student” under FERPA refers to a person who either has reached the age of 18 or who is attending an institution of post-secondary education. At the post-secondary level parents have no inherent rights to inspect student records; this right is limited solely to the student. It is the University’s policy to release academic or financial information to parents and/or guardians of students (whether or not the student has reached the age of 18) only upon the student’s written authorization. The student may complete a “Student Information Release” (FERPA waiver), available in the Registrar’s Office or online, to grant this authorization.