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Academic Advising

We are here to help you with any questions about choosing your courses, fulfilling your program requirements, transferring credits, or any other concerns related to your academic studies. 

Scheduling an Advising Appointment 

To schedule an advising appointment online, click here. You may also contact Ann Zlindra, Academic Advisor & Administrator, directly by e-mail or by phone, 1.800.663.8664 or 604.221.3302.

Types of advising available

Academic Advising

Our Academic Advisor will help you plan your studies from the very beginning. And she can serve you better if you come to your meeting prepared. The various policies related to your program of study are specified in the Academic Catalogue. Some of the key points are summarized on the Program Requirements and Policies page. It is your responsibility to be familiar with this content.

Faculty advising

Faculty members are available to meet with you to provide counsel on academic pursuits, personal development, professional goals, or spiritual matters. Questions about how to complete your program, however, including questions about exemptions and transfer credits, should be directed to the Academic Advisor


If you’re seeking help with more acute psychological issues, we encourage you to contact the Dean of Students and/or consult the information regarding the Counselling Service.

ESL Help Desk and Writing Centre

ESL Help Desk is available to foreign language students on Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 3 pm, and also on Thursdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Please click here to book either a Monday appointment with Sherah Bodie or a Thursday appointment with Stuart Campbell. Monday appointments meet in Room 14; Thursday appointments meet in the Library Seminar Room. You may bring any issues relating to your studies, and your questions will be answered or redirected. If the schedule is full, please email for an alternate appointment.

Please visit the Regent Writing Centre if you need help to discuss research, review grammar, cite sources, or review a rough draft. For the Winter 2017 semester, the Writing Centre will meet in the library seminar room at the back of Allison Library on Mondays (2:30–4:30 pm) and Thursdays (12:30–2:30 pm). Click here to sign up. If none of the Monday or Thursday times are convenient for you, please email Stuart at Bringing a rough draft is strongly encouraged. If you bring a rough draft fewer than 1,000 words, please sign up only for a 30-minute time slot. Please do not sign up for more than one hour total in a two-week period.


The following changes have been made to the various programs for 2016–2017. Even if you were admitted in an earlier year, you may take advantage of these changes.

MA in Theological Studies

1. Foundational Core Courses

For the History requirement in the Foundational Core courses, you may now take EITHER History of Christianity I (HIST 501) OR History of Christianity II (HIST 502). If you are in the History of Christianity, Spiritual Theology, or World Christianity concentration, you will still need both of these courses.

Also, note that Theology Overview (THEO 500) will not be offered in the Fall or Winter this year. So, for this year only, if you were planning to take Theology Overview, you may substitute EITHER Theology I (THEO 601) OR Theology II (THEO 602) in its place.

2. Spiritual Theology Concentration

There are now two courses entitled Classics of Christian Spirituality: Classics I (SPIR 670) and Classics II (SPIR 672). Classics I will be offered this Fall and Classics II in the Winter.

3. Marketplace Theology Concentration

Whereas normally there is an 8-month field immersion experience in the Marketplace Theology concentration (APPL 692), this year (as was the case last year) Paul Stevens will teach his Travelling Marketplace Immersion course (APPL 575), 3 credits in the Fall term only. This course can substitute for APPL 692.

Master of Divinity

The two courses, Pastoral Care & Ethics (APPL 550) and Gospel & Culture (INDS 610), have been replaced by the two courses, Pastoral Care (APPL 546) and Pastoral Ethics (THEO 630). Pastoral Care will be offered in the Fall and Pastoral Ethics in the Winter. Check the Pathways document to see where these have been scheduled in the 3- or 4-year MDiv plan.

Also, note that Missional Church (APPL 581) will not be offered on campus this Fall. If you were planning to take Missional Church this Fall, you have a couple of options: (i) swap it, and possibly Missional Leadership (APPL 615 in the Winter), for two courses in subsequent years according to the Pathways document; or (ii) take Missional Church via Distance Education in the Fall.

Master of Theology

In the thesis track, the seminar entitled Methods of Theological Research (INDS 725) has been replaced by a 3-credit elective. You must also take the non-credit course, Thesis Orientation (GENR 301).


Regent programs offer you a measure of flexibility. To help you plan your studies, choose your courses, and complete your degree in a timely manner, we've devised a set of pathways with recommended courses and timelines for each program. 

The Pathways document below will give you general information to help make your own study plan, and then it will provide more detailed information about the various programs and concentrations. If you have additional questions, please consult our Academic Advisor.


Course Planning Chart

Note: If you are an MCS or MDiv student who was admitted prior to Fall 2013, you may complete the program requirements in effect when you were admitted. See the FAQ below for commonly asked questions.

FAQ for MCS and MDiv Students Admitted Prior to 2013

Newly Admitted to Regent?

Twice a year, we offer an Introduction to Theological Language class. View the event page for more information.

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