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Distance Education Restrictions Lifted Until August 2021

April 23, 2020
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"This change means that students can continue to work toward a degree or diploma regardless of where they are located."

Over the past month, Regent's staff and faculty have been considering how best to meet students' needs in the midst of this global crisis. This has led to some temporary adjustments to Regent's residency and distance education policies.

Regent's academic policies generally require students to complete most of a Regent degree or diploma on campus. Last week faculty voted to suspend this policy for a period of 16 months. This change means that students can continue to work toward a degree or diploma regardless of where they are located.

Regent remains committed to the importance of embodied formation and education. However, this is a time of considerable turmoil with wide-ranging implications for many students. The policy suspension will remain in place until August 2021, allowing students to continue working toward a degree or diploma even if circumstances prevent or delay their return to Vancouver.

Regent's staff and faculty have also been working to make classes available to students around the world. All of Regent College's 2020 Summer Programs will be offered as live online courses featuring real-time lectures and face-to-face interaction with instructors and classmates. The College is preparing a lineup of globally accessible courses for Fall 2020 (course list to be released in May) and Winter 2021. The regular Distance Education lineup (here) will carry on as planned. 

Students who are uncertain how to begin or complete a program in this time are encouraged to contact Academic Advisor Ann Zlindra at [email protected]

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