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Distance Education

Our Distance Education courses offer flexible options to help you complete your program.


We recognize that many students will be dealing with the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic for some time, so policies that normally limit the use of distance education credits (i) to meet the Residence Requirement, (ii) to fulfil the requirements of each program, or (iii) to meet eligibility for Regent College financial aid have been suspended until April 2023.

While you can still take Distance Education courses, Regent's regular courses in the 2022-23 academic year will also be accessible online until April 2023 due to COVID-19. 

How it works

As of Fall 2022, the format of DE courses is changing:

DE courses will be developed specifically for online learning. Through our Moodle platform and Zoom videoconferencing, you will learn from our highly qualified instructors through recordings and live interactions. You will need a computer and a reliable internet access. For some DE courses, you will also need the ability to participate in live online sessions.

DE courses will be completed within a 4-month timeframe, just like on-campus courses at Regent College. You can choose DE courses offered during the Fall term (Sept–Dec), Winter term (Jan–Apr), and Spring/Summer terms (May–Aug). Resources to complete course assignments can be easily accessed through our electronic library holdings.

In the 2022-23 academic year, DE courses will only be electives. Core foundational courses will be available through the hybrid format of our on-campus courses. The full listing of on-campus courses, all of which will be available online until April 2023, is on the Course Timetables page.

Like our regular courses, you can complete DE courses as credit towards a graduate degree or simply audited for personal enrichment. Students auditing courses are not required to complete assignments. For more information on the difference between credit and audit, visit our Choosing Courses page.

Download the Distance Education Student Handbook for more information on how to complete a Distance Education course in this format.


While every effort has been made to be accurate with the schedules below, please be advise that the list of courses are subject to change before the first day of registration of each term.

Fall 2022 Courses  

Registration opens on July 6, 2022. Classes start on September 6, 2022
Course Number Course Title Professor Credits Format
ARTS 590 The Art of Death & Theology of Hope Joy Clarkson 2 or 3 Live online sessions + pre-recorded lectures
BIBL 619 The Beginnings of Christology Joshua Coutts 2 or 3 Live online sessions + pre-recorded lectures
SPIR 635 / THEO 635 Conversion & Transformation Gordon T. Smith 2 or 3 Pre-recorded lectures only

Winter 2023 Courses  

Registration opens on November 2, 2022. Classes start on January 16, 2023
Course Number Course Title Professor Credits Format 
APPL 552 / MARK 552 Leadership for the Church in a Secular Age Gordon T. Smith 2 or 3  Live online sessions + pre-recorded lectures
HIST 536 Francis of Assisi and the Medieval Church Steven Watts 2 or 3  Live online sessions + pre-recorded lectures
THEO 645 Confessing the Trinity: Nicaea to Now Alex Fogleman 2 or 3  Pre-recorded lectures only

Registration & Payment

If you have a Regent Login, you can register online using our student registration system, REGIS. If you do NOT have a Regent Login, click on the following button and then "Request Regent Login"

Login to REGIS

For registration deadlines and other important information, visit the following pages:

  • Important Dates: registration and payment deadlines. Note: students who register late (any time after the Registration and Payment Deadline for the term) must obtain the instructor's permission to join the course.
  • Costs: current course rates
  • How to Pay: Regent College no longer accepts tuition payments via credit card. A number of other payment options are available.
  • Regent College Academic Catalogue: all academic policies
  • Admissions: information on admission, finances, and other matters related to beginning a program at Regent College
There is a tuition discount available for Distance Education courses: the Parachurch 50% Tuition Benefit. Visit the Tuition Discounts page for details.

Have questions about registration? Visit our Registration page, or contact the Registration Officer at [email protected] or 604.221.3370.

Credit Limits

Regent College places a high priority on face-to-face education. We make distance education courses available in order to provide some flexibility for our students; however, we do not permit students to complete a program through distance education.

In general, no more than one half of the total program credits can be taken by distance. For program-specific limits, visit our Graduate Programs pages.

Residents of the United States

IMPORTANT NOTE: Normally Regent College is not authorized to offer distance education courses to people in some states (please see the list below). Please contact DE office at [email protected] for more information.

Several American states impose legal barriers on distance education. Regent College has not been authorized to offer distance education courses to people in the following states:


New Mexico
New York

North Dakota
Rhode Island
West Virginia

If in the future you happen to reside in a state or country that is not subject to these legal restrictions, we would be happy to provide distance education courses to you.

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