Distance Education allows you to take courses at your own pace and in your own environment while you continue other aspects of your calling.
How it works
The courses are recordings of actual live classes held here on campus. You hear the same faculty lectures, and typically receive the same instructional materials, as were given in an on-campus version of the course.
The courses are available in a variety of formats including CD, MP3, DVD, and iTunes U.
All you have to do is:
- listen to the lectures on your audio device
- read the material
- connect online with your professor or tutor, and with students from all over the world
- submit your course work electronically
Distance Education self-directed courses are individually paced, and you can register at any time during the year. You then have six months to complete the course.
As we move from a self-directed to a cohort model for Distance Education classes, we hope to offer the following courses in the cohort model in September 2013: BIBL 502 New Testament Foundations, BIBL 580 Biblical Theology, BIBL 628 Isaiah, HIST 650/THEO 650 Anglican History and Theology, INDS 578/SPIR 578 Everyday Spirituality, and THEO 608 History of Christian Doctrine.
In the cohort model, you will work through lectures and be required to submit online assignments on a week—by—week basis during the term dates (September to December / January to April / May to August).
Registration for the fall cohort courses will open on August 1, 2013. The registration and payment deadline is September 6. Registration for the summer cohort courses is closed.
Please see the course syllabi for further information on specific courses. Syllabi may be requested via email.
Contact Michael Ebbers with any questions.
Courses can be taken for credit or for audit (no assignments).
- For-credit courses range from $440 to $1,320 per course effective May 1, 2012.
- Audited courses range from $300 to $900 per course effective May 1, 2012.
2013–2014 (Summer Term Onwards)
- For-credit courses range from $450 to $1,350 per course effective May 1, 2013.*
- Audited courses range from $300 to $900 per course effective May 1, 2013.*
There are a number of tuition discounts available for distance education courses.
50% Distance education re-entry benefit
The purpose of this benefit is to encourage students who have not completed their degree to return to complete it, and can be used for a maximum of three distance education courses. You qualify for this benefit if:
- you have not registered for a credit course in the last two years
- you have been formally admitted to a Regent degree program (and not completed it)
- you have not exceeded your distance education credit limit or your transfer credit limit
Parachurch Youth Organization Tuition Benefit
Regent College will grant a 50% reduction in tuition fees (for up to 30 credit hours) for students currently working full-time for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Canada and USA), Young Life (Canada), or the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES).
This benefit is offered only to students admitted to Regent College. A completed Parachurch Tuition Benefit Form must accompany each term’s registration form together with payment of applicable fees. Application must be made each term that benefits are sought. The Parachurch benefit can be used for a maximum of 30 credit hours. Guided studies, courses offered off-campus, and courses taken for audit are not eligible for this benefit.
Distance Education Registration Form and do one of the following:
- Fax it to 604.224.3097
- Scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail it to Distance Education, Regent College, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2E4
- Drop it off in-person at Student Services
Limits on courses taken through distance education
If you're enrolled in a graduate program, please note that there are limits to how many courses you can take through distance education. These limits are as follows:
Contact us to request more information.