About Summer Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

This year, nearly all of Regent's summer courses will be accessible online. Below you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

  • How much does it cost to take a Summer Programs course?

    A complete outline of tuition and fees can be found in the Student Contract, here.

  • Are courses online or in person this summer?

    We are delighted to offer in-person courses this year! Most of our Summer 2022 courses will be hybrid, which means that they will be taught live on campus and will also be streamed online for those who need it.

    However, there are a few exceptions. Our En Route courses are available in person only. In addition, a small number of courses will be offered online only. This will be noted in the course description. When registering for a hybrid course, students should select which section (either online or in-person) they prefer.

    We know that circumstances in Vancouver and around the world are impacting students’ ability to join us on campus, so we have made accessibility a top priority this year. Every course in Summer 2022 will be available online. This means that you can participate in our courses from anywhere in the world.

  • What should I expect if I want to attend a course in person?

    If you are interested in attending class in person on campus, you must select the in-person course when registering. Students wishing to take the course in person should register early to guarantee their spot in the course, as in-person space is limited by the size of the classroom.

    In order to safeguard the health of all people using the College building, Regent has developed a number of safety protocols including mandatory masking and physical distancing. These protocols are subject to ongoing change as we respond to new data and shifting provincial regulations. For current information regarding Regent’s COVID-19 protocols, visit the College’s webpage.

    Those planning to travel to Vancouver should carefully monitor local and national travel advisories. The Canadian government has restricted travel into Canada in order to control the spread of COVID-19. It is your responsibility to be up-to-date on all travel requirements when planning to travel to Canada. You can find out more about travelling to Canada and eligibility on the Government of Canada’s website.

  • How do I access live online courses?

    Live online classes will be conducted through Zoom. Zoom allows for live, synchronous teaching, which means that you’ll be watching and interacting with your instructor and classmates in real time. Course materials, syllabi, and short readings will be available on Moodle. Please visit our Online Class site for all your technological questions about online courses.

  • Will I be able to talk to my instructor and classmates when taking courses online?

    Yes. Zoom allows for two-way interaction, which means that you will be able to interact with your instructor and classmates, ask questions, and participate in class discussion. Our classrooms are set up for hybrid instruction, allowing both online and in-person students to hear and be heard by all participants.

  • What if I’m in a different time zone?

    While we strongly encourage students to participate in the live online class, most of our 2022 summer courses will also be recorded. These recordings will be available on Moodle for 48 hours after each session. If you have questions about the content of the lectures, you may email questions to the course TA within 24 hours of the live lecture.

    Courses which will not be recorded include all intensive Hebrew and Greek courses as well as our 700-level seminar (LANG 510, 511, 550, & 550 and APPL/THEO 712). Students taking these courses must attend the live sessions.

  • How do I get the readings for my courses?

    Most books required for summer courses can be purchased online from the Regent Bookstore. Some are also available as e-resources through Regent’s Allison Library. Required readings consisting of articles or excerpts will be available on the Moodle page for each course. We encourage you to register early so you have plenty of time to review course materials and prepare before class begins.

  • What about Summer Events such as Chapels and Evening Public Lectures?

    Summer Events will continue with a mix of on campus, online, and hybrid (both on-campus and online) events. Tuesday chapels and most evening public lectures will be held on campus with live online access. Our usual summer lunches and ice cream floats have been suspended due to COVID-19.

    To learn more, please visit our Evening Public Lectures pageand our Summer Events page. These pages will be updated regularly throughout the spring and summer.

  • I’m a newly admitted student at Regent. Can I start my coursework in Summer Programs?

    Absolutely. Newly admitted students can take as many Summer Programs courses as they would like to, and all credits will go towards their degree.

  • I’m a current student at Regent. Do Summer Programs courses count towards my degree?

    Absolutely. Current students can take as many Summer Programs courses as they would like to, and all credits will go towards their degree.

  • Who can study at Regent for credit? Are there any requirements or prerequisites?

    Students studying for credit must fulfill one of the following requirements: have a bachelor’s degree OR be over 28 years old. If you fit either of these descriptions, you can take up to 6 credit hours in Summer Programs and up to 12 credit hours total. After you’ve taken 12 credit hours at Regent, you need to formally apply for a program at Regent to continue taking courses for credit. (Learn all about our programs on Regent’s Graduate Programs page..)

  • So if I'm 28 years old (or older) and don't have any post-secondary education, I can still register to study here?

    Yes! See question above.

  • Who can audit courses at Regent? Are there any requirements or prerequisites?

    Almost anyone can audit courses at Regent, provided that you are 23 years old or older. If you are under 23 years old, you can audit most courses at Regent if you have completed at least 50% of the credits required for a four-year undergraduate degree.

  • What’s the difference between regular Distance Education courses and live online courses?

    Live online courses take place in a digital classroom with real time instruction and opportunities for face-to-face interaction with your instructor and classmates. Classes run for 1–2 weeks (3 weeks for language courses). Students are encouraged to complete the course reading before classes begin. Most other coursework is completed after classes end, although some courses require students to complete daily assignments while classes are in session.

    Regent’s regular Distance Education (DE) courses consist of a series of pre-recorded lectures and online interaction. These courses do not typically include live interaction between the instructor and the class, but they do include online interaction via written text on a weekly basis. Assignment deadlines vary, but students generally have six months to complete the course. The exception to this in Summer 2022 is APPL 581: Missional Church which is a condensed DE course running for one week from June 13-17.

  • Do online Summer Programs courses count as Distance Education (DE) courses and how might this impact my program?

    Yes, Summer Programs courses taken online technically count as Distance Education, but you don't need to worry too much about that. In ordinary circumstances, Regent College places a limit on how many DE credit hours students can take. However, given current circumstances, that policy has been suspended until the end of April 2023. You can take as many live online courses and DE courses as you'd like and it will not impact your program.

  • I'm a Canadian student registering for Summer Programs. How does it impact my student loan?

    If you have received a Canadian student loan for the 2021-2022 school year, Regent's Summer Programs courses are not eligible to be applied to your Canadian student loan.

  • Is there parking available?

    Yes, Regent College has a small pay parking lot in which students, visitors, and members of the public are welcome to park. For our Spring and Summer students, we are pleased to offer a discounted daily rate. Students will be able to park on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking codes will be available at the welcome desk before classes every Monday.