Nondegree / Professional Development Admissions Requirements

Learn new skills to advance your career by taking a few classes. As a nondegree student, you must maintain a 3.0 GPA and are allowed to take a maximum of 18 credits. Nondegree courses are not eligible for financial aid.


A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.

Priority Application Deadlines

  • January Start: December 1 Deadline
  • May Start: April 15 Deadline
  • August Start: August 15 Deadline


Admissions Process

Step 1: Application

Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Application Fee

Option 1: Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payment Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Communication & the Arts information sessions (on campus, online or travel location) to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee. For event information, please contact our graduate admissions office at 757.352.4750 or

Meet us in your area | Traveling conferences | Traveling Graduate school fairs


Nov. 7-15: COGIC International Holy Convocation, St. Louis, MO

Nov. 17-19: Virginia Association of Science Teachers Conference, Williamsburg, VA

Nov. 17-20: National Youth Workers Convention, Cincinnati, OH


Dec. 3: Hollydazzle Community Event, Newport News, VA

Dec. 4-6: Virginia Society for Technology in Education Conference, Virginia Beach, VA

Dec. 6: NACAC Visual & Performing Arts Education Fair | Washington, D.C.

Online Information Sessions | M.A. in Theatre | Mfa in acting

Nov. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT


TBA – Regent Spring Preview

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts

Regent’s Office of the Registrar is requesting your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution. We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript in order to gain you an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to using the subject line: SCA Nondegree Application Pieces.

Step 4: List of Courses

Please submit a list of the course(s) you desire to take and your reason for taking them. This may be in email format, sent to using the subject line: SCA Nondegree Application Pieces.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.


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