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Transfer Policy

The Regent University Graduate School of Education limits the number of graduate credits accepted by transfer to a maximum of 25% of the appropriate degree program.

  • Master’s Degree: nine (9) credits
  • Specialist Degree: nine (9) credits
  • Doctoral Degree: six (6) to nine (9) credits

Criteria Guiding the Acceptability of Credit Include:

 

Currency of qualifications—Units undertaken more than five years previous to the application are not recognized for transfer.

 

Relevance of the credit/s—When a student can demonstrate that coursework completed at another institution reflects the curriculum, course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in Regent’s own graduate degree programs and assessment criteria of Regent University, the student may be granted exemption and/or credit for the relevant Regent credit/s.

 

Accredited work—To be approved for transfer, credits must have been taken from a regionally accredited institution or one approved by the Regent school in which the student is enrolled.

 

Availability of work—Credits accepted for transfer cannot have been counted on a previously completed degree program at Regent or any other institution.

 

Course grades—Courses with grades of B- and below will not be accepted for transfer.

 

Steps for Transfer Evaluation:

  1. In order to have graduate credit considered for transfer, individuals must complete the application process and be admitted to a degree program.
  2. Students who want to transfer graduate credit to a degree program shall initiate an official request by completing the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form for Graduate Students
  3. The School of Education requires the submission of the above mentioned form along with an official academic transcript and relevant course descriptions and/or syllabi in order to evaluate credit for transfer.

For additional information regarding the transfer credit policy please visit: http://www.regent.edu/academics/catalogs/GRAD_catalog_2010-11.pdf

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