The bachelor’s degree is awarded with college honors to students who have completed at least 28 of the required 38 courses at Regis College and have taken no more than four courses required for graduation on a pass/no pass basis.
College honors are based on the following grade point average criteria:
Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 18–27 courses at Regis College are also eligible for honors designation. These students must enroll with a grade point average of 3.50. The category for honors is then computed using the grade point average earned at Regis College. Transfer students with fewer than 18 Regis College courses are not eligible for College honors.
All students enrolled in classes at Regis College are expected to maintain integrity in all academic pursuits. Such academic pursuits may include, but are not limited to, the writing of papers, examinations, assignments, records, proper citation of all sources (including the Internet) and other elements of student performance. Any dishonesty with regard to these matters is subject to censure or penalty in proportion to the seriousness of the action may result in dismissal from the university.
Dishonesty includes copying the answers or another person(s) during an examination, secreting unauthorized materials to assist in an examination, plagiarism, taking as one's own statements of another without giving due credit to the author, failing to cite external sources (including the Internet) even though such material may have ben restated in one's own words, fraudulently obtaining test information, and falsifying records, transcripts, recommendations, or other documents indicative of student qualifications.
In proportion to the seriousness of the action, censure and penalty may extend from a failing grade for the work in question to dismissal from the university. The initial responsibility for resolving the issue lies with the faculty member and student. Should there be a need, the program coordinator or Center director should be contacted. If the issue is not resolved at those levels or is unusually serious, the matter is referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
The quality of a student's course work is indicated by grades with the following significance:
|B||3.0 (Better than average)|
|D||1.0 (Less than satisfactory)|
|NP||No pass (Failure)|
*A grade of B- is a passing grade required for all Nursing courses.
Course grades are determined by the combined marks of class work, attendance, participation, and term examinations.
In order to qualify for the degree, a student must attain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. To be in good academic standing, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 (1.75 for the first semester of first year). Students pursuing Education, Social Work, or Nursing must maintain a higher grade-point average and should request that information from the program. Class standing is determined as follows: To be eligible to enter the sophomore year, the student must have completed successfully 9 courses; to be eligible to enter the junior year, the student must have completed 18 courses; to be eligible to enter the senior year, 28 courses.
(Only students who have completed at least 26 courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 are eligible to participate in senior year activities.)
Students applying to a graduate program at Regis College have two options:
Students who receive below a B- in any course receive no credit for that course; if it is a core requirement for the degree the student must re-take the course and earn a grade of B- or better.
Students who receive below a B- in two courses are eliminated from the graduate program.
Depending on the specific graduate program, students may or may not be allowed to walk in the graduation ceremony if they have not fulfilled all of the course requirements to earn a degree. For example, Communications does not allow students to participate in the ceremony unless all requirements are fulfilled by graduation; MPA allows students to participate if one course is missing (e.g., the field research/thesis requirement).
Students may be granted college credit for each advanced placement test score of three, four, or five. These courses will count toward those required for the degree. The courses may or may not count toward the requirement of the major, depending upon a particular department’s policy. A score of four or five is required by some academic areas/programs for credit.
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. See the Registrar for procedure.
Students may attend summer school or regular sessions at an approved and accredited college or university for personal enrichment, to remove deficiencies, to strengthen an area needing improvement, or to take courses unavailable at Regis College because of scheduling conflicts. To be considered for transfer, the course must be a three- or four-credit course. The course must be pre-approved by the undergraduate student’s faculty advisor and program coordinator, and the student must complete and file a form in the Registrar’s Office. Graduate students must contact the graduate program director regarding approval for any non-Regis course and must also file the required form with the Registrar. Ordinarily, no more than two undergraduate courses per summer session can be taken for degree credit. Without special permission, undergraduate students may not take major courses elsewhere. No undergraduate course will be considered for transfer unless the student has achieved a course grade of C or better. In some undergraduate programs and in all graduate programs, the student must receive a grade of B- or better in order for the course to be considered in transfer.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) enables students to earn college credit by examination. Students may take CLEP tests to demonstrate college-level competency no matter where or how this knowledge was acquired. By successfully completing a CLEP examination at or above the standard score determined by Regis College, students may earn academic credit for up to six courses. CLEP credit is considered as part of the allowance of transfer courses. Students must have approval from their academic advisor prior to registering for a CLEP exam.
The following CLEP examinations have been approved for transfer to Regis College: