Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
With the exception of the Accelerated BS/MS Nursing and Part Time BS Nursing programs (which only start in the Fall semester), students may start a graduate program any semester – Fall, Spring, Summer I (mid-May), or Summer II (late June).
A complete list of application requirements can be found here.
A meeting/interview is required for most programs. Interviews for the Accelerated BS/MS Nursing and Part Time BS Nursing programs, however, are now 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.
Can I apply to both the Part Time BS in Nursing for Non-Nurse College graduates and the full-time Accelerated BS/MS in Nursing for Non-Nurse College graduates?
No. Students must choose one of the two options for non-nurse college graduates at the time of application. Additionally, students are required to remain with their cohort throughout their program and may not switch between the full and part time.
A thorough outline of application deadlines, as well as other important dates, may be found here.
Is the Early Action deadline for the Part Time 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.
No. 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 complete the prerequisites during the following Spring or Summer semesters. All prerequisites must be completed by the semester in which a student plans on starting a program.
There is no time limit on a Social Science course (i.e., Statistics, Human Development, and Ethics). Physical science courses (i.e., Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) however, must be completed within 7 years of the start of the program. Students whose physical science courses exceed the 7 year time limit may choose to retake the course, take the CLEP exam (Chemistry only) or take a review course through Regis College.
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/or course descriptions may be required in order to determine prerequisite equivalency.
The following table lists common equivalents for prerequisite courses that are accepted by Regis College:
|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 College
Chemistry CLEP exam
|Chemistry II||Organic Chemistry|
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Philosophy
The following table lists courses that WILL NOT count as prerequisite equivalents by Regis College:
|Prerequisite Requirement||Non-Equivalent Course|
|Ethics||Introduction to Sociology|
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 College.
While any course with a grade of C- or better will be accepted, 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 with the following exceptions:
- Part time BS in Nursing
- RN-BS-MS Upward Mobility Nursing program
- RN-MS Nursing Bridge program
Students applying to the Accelerated BS/MS Nursing program are not eligible to waive the GRE/MAT requirement unless they hold a previous advanced degree (Masters or Doctoral level). Students applying to all other programs, however, may take two Regis College graduate courses towards the program and, if a grade of B- or better is received, may waive the GRE/MAT exam.
What GRE/MAT scores does Regis College look for in applicants to the Accelerated BS/MS Nursing program?
The average accepted student at Regis College receives a total of 1100 on the GRE exam (550 Verbal, 550 Quantitative). With the recently changed scoring system, the previous score of 1100 is now equivalent to approximately 301. For the Miller Analogies Test, we are looking for a score of approximately 410.
Yes. There is no specific cutoff for GRE/MAT scores. The Graduate Admission Committee will review your entire application (including resume, personal statement, transcripts, prerequisite grades, letters of reference) before rendering an admission decision. All items will be taken into consideration when reviewing a student’s application.
For more information, please visit the GRE or MAT websites.