If you've already completed theological studies at a graduate school that is accredited by a nationally-recognized body (i.e., equivalent to the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada), you may be granted transfer credit for that work.
We advise you to contact an Admissions Counsellor for an assessment of which courses may be granted transfer credit.
You will then need to submit all the application materials for the program you’re applying for, as per our admission requirements page.
Credit will be given only for courses considered relevant to Regent’s programs and of equivalent academic standard. Credit will not normally be granted for courses that are not theological in nature or have not been taught from a theological perspective.
The maximum amount of transfer credit varies according to each program:
- Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies: 6 credits
- Master of Arts in Christian Studies: 21 credits
- Master of Arts in Theological Studies: 30 credits
- Master of Arts in Leadership, Theology, and Society: 0 credits
- Master of Divinity: 45 credits
- Master of Theology: 0 credits
A minimum grade of B (or a Pass in a Pass/Fail course) is required for courses to be considered for transfer.
Since credits may be defined differently at different institutions, transfer credits from some institutions will be subject to a ratio to make them equal to credits taken at Regent. Transfer credit from non-accredited institutions is not normally given. Under no circumstances will transfer credit be awarded for work or life experience.
For more information and to download a Transfer Credit/Exemption Request Form, visit our transfer credits & exemptions page.