For more information on advising policies, please refer to the latest version of the Academic Catalog.

Who is my advisor?

First-year students are assigned a First-Year Seminar (FYS) Advisor. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students are assigned a faculty member in their major. Undecided students are assigned to the Assistant Director of Academic Advising.

Students can find out who their advisor is under the “My Success Network” tab on Starfish, or by checking “My Profile” on Regis Access.

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How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor?

Schedule an appointment with your advisor by using the online appointments on Starfish. Click the “My Success Network” tab, and scroll to the bottom to see your advisor. Under their contact information, you can click “Schedule Appointment” to set up a meeting between you and your advisor. If there is no “Schedule Appointment” link, you should email your advisor to set up a meeting.

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Do I have to meet with my advisor every semester?

Yes, students are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least twice a semester. The first meeting is called a schedule confirmation meeting, when a student meets with their advisor in the first week of classes to make sure that the student is taking the appropriate classes to complete their degree. The second meeting is an advising week meeting. Each student will meet with their faculty advisor during advising week to plan out what classes the student will take in their next semester. For more information on both of these meetings and how to prepare for them, check out the Your Advising Experience page.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor outside of these two meetings.

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Do I get an advisor if I have a second major or if I have a minor?

Yes, students are assigned a faculty advisor for each major and minor they have declared. All of these advisors will be listed on Starfish and Regis Access.

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Can I switch advisors within my department?

If you would like to change advisors (without changing your major), please contact a staff member in the Office of Academic Advising.

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How do I declare or change my major or minor?

Students may declare or change their major/minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor form and returning it to the Center for Student Services. Before submitting the form, students who wish to change their major should meet with their faculty advisor as well as an advisor from the new program of study in order to map out a plan.

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When do I register for classes?

Students register for courses twice in an academic year during registration week. Please check the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

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How do I prepare to register for classes?

Students are expected to meet with their faculty advisor the week before registration to go over what courses they should take in their next semester. Students should review graduation requirements on their own and create a potential schedule using the Block Schedule Grid before their meeting with their advisor.

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How can I check my progress on my graduation requirements?

Students can track their own progress by using the Degree Audit tool on Regis Access. Students can also view eight-semester plans and requirements for their major via their department’s web page.

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How do I find out my GPA? Is there a tool I can use to predict my semester GPA?

You can find out your GPA by using the Degree Audit tool on Regis Access. For students interested in calculating a predictive GPA, the Office of Academic Advising created a GPA/Grade Calculator spreadsheet. There are directions on how to use the spreadsheet once you download it. If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinator of Academic Advising for more information.

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Are some courses offered only during certain semesters?

Yes, please refer to Regis Access for the most current course listings. Courses that more students take, such as certain Core requirements and important prerequisites like QR or statistics, are offered every semester, while some courses are only offered once a year or every other year.

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Can I change my schedule once the semester starts?

Yes, you can change your schedule during the add/drop period, which lasts for a week after classes start. Regis Access, our class registration portal, will be open during add/drop for students who wish to alter their schedule.

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How many credits can I take in a semester?

To be a full-time student, you must be enrolled in 12 credits in a semester. Most students take 15-16 credits a semester. Regis allows students to register for 19 credits in the fall and spring semester. It is possible to take more than 19 credits, but you must pay for each credit over 19.

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What is Pass/No Pass? What courses can I take Pass/No Pass?

You may take one course as pass/no pass each semester. The course may not be a prerequisite or course requirement in your program of study. If the course is passed, it will be listed as a P on your transcript. This will not affect your GPA, but the credits earned will be applied towards graduation requirements. Once the pass/no pass status is registered for a course, it cannot be undone or changed. The pass/no pass status may not be applied retrospectively. Courses taken pass/no pass that are failed will affect a student’s GPA.

Additionally, EN 105, EN 106, QR 101/QR 101A, and RC 101 may not be taken for pass/no pass.

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How can I take a course for no credit or grade?

Regis students are permitted to audit courses with the approval of the instructor of the course. Auditors normally do not participate in class discussions, submit papers, take exams, or perform any other function for which credit is given. Activity courses (e.g., studio art, computer science, and physical education) are not normally open to auditors. The audit must be requested prior to the end of the add/drop period. For more information, contact the Registrar.

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Can I cross-register for classes at other universities in the area?

Yes! Regis College has cross-registration agreements with Babson College, Bentley University, Boston College, Lasell College, and Fisher College that allow undergraduate students from one campus to register for courses on another. Full-time juniors and seniors may take one course each semester at one of the exchange institutions tuition-free. Students are only allowed to take courses not offered at Regis.

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Does Regis offer any opportunities abroad?

Regis College students can study abroad in many countries. In order to be eligible for study abroad, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and have achieved sophomore status by the time they would like to study abroad. Regis also offers services trips and alternative Spring Breaks for credit. For more information, contact the Center for Global Connections.

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What do I need to graduate from Regis?

You must earn 120 credits (or more depending on your major), complete your Core and major requirements, and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or higher depending on your major).

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What are Core requirements?

The Core Curriculum, required to be completed by all students for graduation, provides students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge outside of major specific courses. The Core Curriculum is updated each year for each incoming class. Transfer students will meet with the Office of Academic Advising to find out which Core requirements they have completed.

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How do I get an internship?

All students at Regis are required to complete an internship, as stated in the Core Curriculum. Many departments have specific internships built into their major requirements. For more information and help on getting an internship, visit the Center for Internships and Career Placement, or contact your faculty advisor.

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What happens if my GPA goes below a 2.0?

To be in “Good Academic Standing,” you must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and achieve at least a 2.0 GPA each semester. If you go below a 2.0, you will be placed on warning or academic probation for the next fall or spring semester. Continuous semesters below 2.0 may result in dismissal from the university.

Please also note that while certain programs will have their own specific GPA requirements, the definition of “good academic standing” is based on the university requirement rather than on each individual program.

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How do I get off of Warning or Academic Probation?

Students on Warning, Probation Level I, or Probation Level II “Up or Out” must meet with their academic coach to develop an academic progress plan. Students placed on academic standing for the first time will also be required to take ID 212 “Strategies for Success,” a one-credit course to help students learn good college practices to improve their performance in class. In order for a student to return to Good Academic Standing, they must show progress in their academics and need to raise their semester and/or cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.0. For more information on Warning, Probation Level I and Probation Level II, please see the most current Academic Catalog.

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What is the policy on academic dismissal? Readmission?

A student may be placed on an Academic Mandatory Leave (AML) if they fulfill any one of the following: failed to complete at least 50% of their attempted credits, failed three or more of their courses, or were previously on Academic Probation II “Up or Out” and either received below a C in any of their courses, or did not meet semester or cumulative GPA of 2.0. A student currently on an Academic Mandatory Leave must contact the Director of Academic Advising to initiate the return process. For more information on Academic Mandatory Leave, please see the most current Academic Catalog.

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How do I request for a course to be substituted in for another requirement?

Students must meet with their program director in order to review a course for substitution. For Core courses, the director of Academic Advising is able to review courses for substitution.

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Does the institution offer online courses?

Regis College does offer courses online.

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What is the institution’s placement testing policy?

Regis College is in the process of updating their placement testing policy. For more information, contact the director of Academic Advising.

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Can I take a course at another school and have the credit transferred to Regis?

Yes, students can take a course at another approved and accredited college or university and transfer that credit into Regis. The course must be a 3 or 4-credit course, and students must fill out an Authorization for Non-Regis Transfer of Credit Form located at the Center for Student Services.

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What transfer credits are accepted from other schools?

Transfer credits vary depending on school—to find out more, please contact the Director of Transfer Advising.

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What grade is required for a transfer course to be accepted for credit?

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” or higher in order for a course to be reviewed for transfer. Please note that individual programs of study may have their own specific grade requirements.

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How many credits can I transfer into Regis?

Students may transfer in up to 66 credits for any program - Regis College students are required to take 54 credits at this institution.

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Does Regis accept standardized tests for credit? Like APs, IBs, CLEP exams, etc.?

Regis does accept certain AP, IB, and CLEP scores. These scores will be reviewed by the director of Transfer Advising to be equated to Regis credit. Regis will only accept 6 CLEP exams for credit.

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How do I retake a class?

Students can only retake courses in which the did not receive a passing mark. A passing mark is usually a C or higher, but this can vary from program to program. When a course is repeated, although both grades will appear forever on the student’s transcript, the higher grade is the only one that affects the GPA.

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What is the deadline to apply for graduation?

The Center for Student Services will send out information months prior to graduation. The information will also be posted on the Regis website and in the Graduation section of the MyRegis App.

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How do I withdraw from the university?

Contact the Director of Academic Advising in order to review available options.

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How do I withdraw from a course?

To withdraw from a course, you must fill out a Course Withdrawal Form, have it signed by your instructor and faculty advisor, and bring it to the Center for Student Services by the deadline. Students will receive either a WF or WP based on if they were failing when they requested the withdrawal. This will appear on your transcript indicating that you were enrolled in the course after the Add/Drop period.

Withdrawals that cause a student to fall into or below the “part-time” status may affect residency on campus, financial aid, and athletic eligibility.

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Can I withdraw from a course after the mid-semester date?

The only way you can withdraw from a course after the deadline is if you have verifiable and extenuating circumstances. Email the Registrar about the situation as soon as possible. You should discuss your situation with your faculty advisor as well.

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A family or medical emergency has come up and I need to miss multiple classes, what should I do?

A student may choose to take a voluntary leave or medical leave of absence due to personal/family matters, illness, surgery, or other extenuating circumstances. Please contact the director of Academic Advising as soon as you know of these circumstances for more information.

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How do I get on the Dean's List?

To be eligible for the undergraduate student Dean’s List as a first-year student, a semester GPA of 3.25 must be attained. As a sophomore, junior, or senior, a student must have a semester GPA of at least 3.5. The GPA calculated for eligibility to the Dean’s List is based on five 3-credit or 4-credit courses taken for a letter grade. Students with a grade of I (Incomplete) for the semester coursework are ineligible for consideration.

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