Transfer Applicants & Policy
Regis College encourages transfer students to apply for admission and welcomes the diversity that transfer students bring to the College. Courses related to a liberal arts and sciences degree may be applied to the Regis College bachelor’s degree.
Transfer credits are evaluated individually and awarded for courses that are similar in content and depth to those offered at Regis College. Every attempt is made to transfer the maximum number of credits earned prior to a student’s admission to the College. The number of courses that apply to a particular program determine the number of credits and courses that need to be taken at Regis College. All conventional undergraduate students must enroll in 16 Regis College courses (for the class of 2012) or 54 Regis College credits (for the classes of 2013 and beyond), the majority of which should be taken during the final two years of Regis enrollment. Adult Learners (23 years of age or older with prior college experience) must enroll in 12 Regis College courses (for the class of 2012) or 40 Regis College credits (for the classes of 2013 and beyond), the majority of which should be taken during the final two years of Regis enrollment.
Regis College participates in articulation agreements with several two-year colleges to help facilitate the process of transferring between the institutions.
Evaluation of courses is based on the following factors:
- Credit must have been awarded at a regionally accredited institution.
- A grade in the C range or better must be earned in each course considered for transfer.
- Grades of P (pass) will only be accepted if there is documentation that the P is equivalent to a C or better.
- Courses deemed remedial or English as a Second Language courses will not be given credit toward graduation.
- The College will not accept transfer courses completed more than seven years prior if such courses are central to the current knowledge and/or skills base of a program of study.
- Some professional programs of study have special policies regarding transfer credits.
- Students should refer to the Program Handbook for information on transfer credit policies specific to a particular professional degree program.
- Students may appeal the transfer credit evaluation by submitting a written request to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The review of the appeal shall be based on course descriptions, outlines, objectives, learning outcomes and /or other relevant information.
Students must complete the minimum number of Regis College courses or credits (described above) to be awarded a bachelor’s degree.