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Transfer Students

Whether you’re looking to re-start your career or start over completely, Regis has unique, personalized learning options designed to meet your needs. When you transfer to Regis, you’re not simply earning a degree from an accredited, private university, you’re applying bold thinking to some of the world’s biggest challenges, working toward a future that’ll change your life and the lives of those around you.

Get the credit you deserve.

Why transfer to Regis?

  • Generous transfer credit policy: Up to 87 credit hours transferable from regionally accredited institutions. Apply AP and IB credit from high school. Get credit for your military service.
  • Flexible programs that fit with your life: Online, on-campus in Denver, accelerated and evening courses that start at various times throughout the year.
  • Regis is a Jesuit, Catholic university where students of all faith and belief backgrounds are welcome. Graduates and employers tell us that our Jesuit values instill a sense of social responsibility, leadership, ethics, tolerance and commitment to service that is unique to Regis graduates.
  • Early admission decision with no cost transcript evaluation: Apply early, get your transcripts evaluated at no cost, and begin to work with a Regis advisor while still enrolled at your community college.
  • Affordability and positive return on your investment: With over $100,000 available in scholarships annually for qualified transfer students, our graduates also earn some of the highest salaries in the state*. For more information about affordability, check out our Transfer Affordability Guide. 

*Source: Colorado Dept. of Higher Education Postsecondary Earnings

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Transcript Evaluation

If you have prior college credit, you may be closer than you realize to achieving your educational goal. Send copies of your transcripts to and let us evaluate your prior learning credit and see how it matches up with your program of interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not necessarily. We still require transfer students to apply using the Regis application and submit any additional application materials based on your program of interest. Transcripts and other documentation may be required to apply transfer or experience credit, but the application process remains largely the same in most instances. 

Your previous college credits are never outdated at Regis and will be evaluated by our transfer evaluation center.* These credits will be evaluated to determine if they meet the current degree requirements.

*Transfer credits for graduate students have an expiration date. Speak to your academic adviser for more information.

Most Colorado Community College students can transfer their Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree to Regis, complete a third year of course work at their Community College and their final year (approximately 30 credit hours) of course work at Regis. Students can obtain a free unofficial transcript evaluation of their previous course work by emailing


Many of our degree programs accept competency-based credit for a course. A full list of credit granting agencies is below. If AP credit is granted without credit in the subject area, the hours required must be satisfied by taking advanced courses. Acceptance of transfer credit or competency-based credit varies by degree program.

Competency-based credit includes:

  • Recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE) for military and corporate training
  • Regis University credit-by-exam
  • Prometric Learning Center credit-by-exam
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES)
  • National College Credit Recommendation Services (NCCRS)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
  • ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN) and life experience credit

Yes! Regis has scholarships for transfer students! For more information on our transfer scholarships,Visit our Transfer Scholarships page for more information.