How would we describe our campus to transfer students?
Since 1877, Regis University, a Colorado college, has been meeting the needs of students through innovative classroom-based and online programs centered in academic excellence. Regis University's commitment to the individual student is fostered through the heritage of our values-centered Jesuit education. Today more than 16,000 students call Regis University home. This Colorado-based college is comprised of three Schools - Regis College, the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions and the School for Professional Studies - and offers classes in a campus-based setting as well as online programs in a range of studies.
What F.A.Q.’s do we most frequently need to answer from transfer students and how do we respond?
What is our Associates to Bachelor’s Degree Program?
Regis has streamlined the process for adults who wish to transfer their community college degree or coursework into a four-year degree. Through our generous transfer policy and accelerated course formats, making the transition is easier than ever.
How does our program work?
The Associate's to Bachelor's Program enables students to earn a bachelor's degree by building upon the success of their associate's degree. Students who complete an Associate in Arts or Science degree plus an additional 30 hours of credit receive senior status at Regis, and then complete their fourth and final year with Regis. This approach allows students to receive a degree from a prestigious private university at an investment equivalent to or less than that of a state college.
What makes this program different?
Regis University's School for Professional Studies is designed for working adults with at least three years of full-time work experience. Recognizing that professional students may already possess a wealth of knowledge in their chosen field through work, military training, or previous college coursework, Regis offers students options to earn college credit and waive required coursework. Students can earn up to 90 of the 128 credits needed for a bachelor's degree with these options:
CLEP and DANTES (DSST) Exams
The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Over 2,900 colleges grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams and each of them sets its own CLEP policy.
The DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) is a nationally recognized testing program that provides students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. The program consists of exams in 47 undergraduate college courses.
Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio
Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio allows students to earn college credit based upon knowledge earned through life and work experience. Portfolio specialists guide and assist students through the process of matching learning experiences to college course descriptions. Students have earned Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio credit in a wide range of academic disciplines, including business, communication, computer science, education, arts, and social sciences.
Transfer credit from previous coursework
Students can transfer up to 90 credits from their associate's degree or previous community college coursework. Advisors will work closely with students to assure the maximum number of credits is transferred to Regis.
Teacher Education students will need to take more credits at Regis University to complete their four-year degree.
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What financial Aid opportunities exist for transfer students and what institutional deadlines need to be met in order to qualify?
Phi Theta Kappa Tuition Scholarship
Ten $2000 per two year scholarships are available to members of Phi Theta Kappa enrolling in the School for Professional Studies with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 60 credit hours. An application form, transcripts, essay and recommendation or references are required in addition to documentation of Phi Theta Kappa membership. The award is renewable if a 3.0 GPA is maintained. Students with a previously earned bachelor degree are not eligible.
Virginia Community College Student Scholarships
Regis offers five $2,000 renewable scholarships will be awarded to students from the VCCS in the 2007-2008 academic years. Please note the application deadline of November 1st, 2007. Please access the application through our website http://www.transfertoregis.org/va/default.html
The Office of Financial Aid strives to help as many Regis students as funds permit. Most awards are based on financial need; however, a limited amount of aid is available to student without need. Typically, half-time enrollment (6 credit hours per semester) is required to qualify for financial aid.
For dates of availability and more details regarding financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 303-458-4066 or 1-800-944-7667 ext. 4066 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to receive Financial Aid at Regis University you must:
Be admitted to an eligible degree program
Complete and send the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may obtain the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If additional forms are required, you will be notified.
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