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General Application Procedures
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
With the exception of the Accelerated BS/MS in Nursing (fall only), Accelerated 16-month BS in Nursing (spring and fall only), Accelerated 16-month BS in Nursing at Regis North (summer 1 start only), and MS in Occupational Therapy (spring only), students may start a graduate program any semester – Fall, Spring, or Summer
A complete list of application requirements can be found here.
A meeting/interview is required for most programs. Interviews for the Accelerated BS/MS in Nursing, Accelerated 16-month BS in Nursing, and Occupational Therapy programs, however, are by way of invitation only. Many programs will require you to meet with the designated Graduate Program Director; however, speaking with your Admission Counselor is a good initial step.
A thorough outline of application deadlines, as well as other important dates, may be found here. Many of our graduate programs conduct rolling admissions throughoutt the year as well.
Is the Early Action deadline for the Accelerated 16 Month BS in Nursing and the full-time Accelerated BS/MS in Nursing binding?
No. Unlike the commonly used Early Decision deadline, an Early Action deadline is not binding.
No. Deposit deadlines are non-negotiable.
Transfer of credit from another approved institution of higher learning will be allowed* if it is for graduate work done within five years prior to enrolling in Regis and the grade received for the work is not less than B-. No more than two courses (6 credits total) may be transferred. Only those courses will be accepted that correlate with standards for the particular component of the program in which the student is enrolled. Students applying for transfer credit are required to submit to the appropriate graduate program director a transcript, a syllabus and a detailed course description of those courses for which they are requesting transfer credit.
*This excludes the Accelerated BS/MS in Nursing and Accelerated 16-month BS in Nursing Programs.
No, but we strongly encourage applicants to have completed at least five of the eight prerequisites, preferably the physical sciences plus labs, in order to be reviewed for admission. Prerequisites are a requirement to matriculate into a program and are not required to be completed at the time that you apply. As such, you may apply early and succesfully complete the prerequisites prior to the start of the program. All prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to the start of the program in order to begin the program.
There is no time limit on Social Science courses (i.e., Statistics, Human Development, and Ethics). Physical science courses (i.e., Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) however, must be completed within seven years of the start of the program. Students whose physical science courses exceed the seven year time limit may choose to retake the course, take the CLEP exam (Chemistry only), or take a review course through Regis.
Lab components are required for the five physical science prerequisites (i.e. Anatomy and Physiology I & II, General Chemistry I & II, and Microbiology).
Certain courses will count as equivalents for select prerequisites. If a student has any questions about whether or not a course will count as a prerequisite, he or she should contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 781.768.7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Syllabi and a course description may be required in order to determine prerequisite equivalency.
The following table lists common equivalents for prerequisite courses that are accepted by Regis:
|Prerequisite Requirement||Accepted Equivalent Course|
|Anatomy and Physiology I and II||One semester of Anatomy
One semester of Physiology
|Chemistry I and II||CH105 at Regis
Chemistry CLEP exam
|Chemistry II||Organic Chemistry|
|Human Development||Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
The following table lists courses that will not count as prerequisite equivalents by Regis:
|Prerequisite Requirement||Non-Equivalent Course|
|Ethics||Introduction to Sociology|
|Human Development||Child Development
In addition, physical science courses (Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry I and II, and Microbiology) must have a lab associated with them. Any physical science course not accompanied by a lab will not be accepted by Regis.
A grade of B- or better will be accepted in equivalent courses; students should receive grades of A’s and B’s in order to be considered a competitive candidate.
Statistics is a required course for all Nursing programs.
The GRE is required for all programs except for the following:
- Accelerated 16-month BS in Nursing programs
- Master of Science in Nursing programs (for RN's with a BSN)
- RN-BS-MS Upward Mobility Nursing program
- RN-MS Nursing Bridge program
- Applied Behavior Analysis program
Students applying to the Accelerated BS/MS in Nursing and Occupational Therapy programs are not eligible to waive the GRE/MAT requirement unless they hold a previous advanced degree (Master's or Doctoral level). Students applying to all other programs, however, may take two Regis graduate courses towards the program and, if a grade of "B-" or better is received, may waive the GRE/MAT exam.
The average accepted student at Regis receives a total of 306 on the GRE exam (153 Verbal, 153 Quantitative). Under the prior scoring system, this is approximately equivalent to 1100. For the Miller Analogies Test, we are looking for a score of approximately 410.
Yes. The Graduate Admission Committee will review your entire application (including resume, personal statement, transcripts, prerequisite grades, letters of recommendation) before rendering an admission decision. All items will be taken into consideration when reviewing a student’s application.