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Transfer Credits & Exemptions

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.

Such 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:

GradDipCS 6 credits
MA Theo Studies 30 credits
MDiv 45 credits
ThM 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.

If you can show that a particular undergraduate course from an accredited institution has special relevance to your program at Regent, you may be granted transfer credit at a 3:2 ratio, provided you earned at least a B+ in it and provided the course was not used to satisfy the requirements of your undergraduate degree. First or second year undergraduate level courses will not normally be considered for transfer, with the exception of courses in biblical Hebrew or Greek which may be transferred at full credit value.

If you intend to transfer credits from another institution, you must plan carefully to ensure that you meet the Residency Requirement.

You must direct your transfer credit request to the Academic Advisor & Administrator. In addition to supplying an official transcript to Regent College, you may also be asked to provide a college catalogue or course syllabus that describes the course(s) you have taken.

You may also request exemption from specific required courses at Regent on the basis of undergraduate work you did at an accredited institution, whether it was part of your undergraduate degree or not. A minimum grade of B+ is required for exemption consideration. Exemption, however, does not entail transfer of credit; therefore, you must take other (normally more advanced) courses in the same discipline in order to make up the total number of credit hours required for a diploma or a degree. 

Appeals for exemptions from program requirements should be directed to the Academic Advisor & Administrator.

Requests for transfer credit and exemptions can now be made online through your REGIS student account.

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