Do you know how the 5-Week and 8-Week terms are scheduled throughout the Fall,
Spring, and Summer semesters?
View the Academic Calendar.
You're right! You and your Advisor will sit down to see what classes have been transferred in and what you still need to take in order to complete your educational goals at Regis.
Actually this is a great time to find out what requirements you still have and how you will fulfill them.
Academic Calendar: A calendar which indicates when the academic terms (5, 8, or 16 weeks in length) start within the semester. The calendar shows start and end dates, registration period, tuition due dates, drop/add period, withdrawal period, and make-up dates for classes scheduled on holidays. To link to the calendar, click here http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=sr&p1=ureg&p2=acal
Advisor: An CPS staff person assigned to an individual student to guide the student through his/her individual degree program. Advisors are available at all Regis campuses.
APA Form: A citation format designed by the American Psychological Association (APA) for use in bibliographies and references in research papers, most often used in social sciences, education, and business.
College for Professional Studies (CPS): One of the three schools within Regis University, CPS enrolls approximately 13,000 graduate and undergraduate adult students. Classes are offered in accelerated formats, via classroom and online formats.
Certificates: The College for Professional Studies offers, through its Schools, a variety of certificates. The Certificate of Completion is not reflected on the Regis University transcript. An Academic Certificate is designated on the Regis University transcript.
In the School of Management, Undergraduate Certificates of Completion are available in:
High Performance Management
In the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Undergraduate Certificates of Completion are available in:
Peace and Social Justice
Psychology of Violence
In the School of Computer and Information Sciences, Undergraduate Certificates of Completion are available in:
E-Business Information Management
Enterprise and Web Application Engineering
Information Systems Security
In the School of Management, Undergraduate Academic Certificates are available in:
In the School of Management, Graduate Academic Certificates are available in:
MBA: Project Management
Master of Science in Accounting: Accounting
Master of Science:
Executive International Management
Executive Project Management
Strategic Business Management
Strategic Human Resource Integration
In the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Graduate Academic Certificates are available in:
Master of Nonprofit Management:
Administration of Faith Based Nonprofit Organizations
Humane Management and Administration
Social Justice, Peace and Reconciliation
In the School of Education and Counseling, Graduate Academic Certificates are available in :
Master of Arts in Counseling:
Post Graduate Marriage and Family Therpay
Post Graduate Child and Adolescent Counseling
Post Graduate Transformative Counseling
Master of Education:
Adult Learning, Training and Development
Integrating Technology into the Classroom
In the School of Computer and Information Sciences,Graduate Academic Certificates are available in:
Master of Science:
Database Administration with IBM DB2
Database Administration with Oracle
Enterprise Java Software Development
Executive Information Technology
Storage Area Networks
Challenge by Exam: An exam which tests students about their knowledge of an individual Regis course. To be eligible, students must have experience outside the classroom and be prepared to document their experience in a one paragraph essay or resume. www.regis.edu/spstesting
Classroom-Based Courses: These courses are held in physical classrooms at one of the Regis campuses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Broomfield, Aurora, Longmont, Ft. Collins, or Las Vegas. Classroom based courses are taught in 5 or 8 weeks and are generally for three semester credits.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams: A nationally recognized, standardized exam that addresses the content of a college course. These exams are multiple-choice, timed, and may be repeated in six months if failed. www.regis.edu/spstesting
Commencement: The formal ceremony to celebrate the conferring of degrees. Regis holds commencement ceremonies in May and December. Undergraduate students can participate in commencement if they have completed 110 semester hours.
Core (or Core Requirements): see Liberal Arts Core
Course Load: This is the number of courses or credits that students take in one term or semester. It is recommended that a student only take one course each 5- or 8-week term.
Course Module: A module contains a more detailed outline of each topic or outcome that a classroom-based course covers.
Course Numbering: College courses are given numbers to indicate their level of depth and difficulty. At Regis, there are no 100 level courses. Courses numbered 200 and 300 are considered lower division (freshman/sophomore level), and 400 level courses are considered upper division (junior/senior level). Graduate courses will begin at the 600 level.
Course Overview: Overviews for classroom-based undergraduate courses present students with initial information about a course including the description, prerequisites, required textbooks and materials, course outcomes, topics covered, and directions for student's first night assignment.
Credit (Semester) Hour: A recognized standard awarded for a course based on the amount of instructional time required to successfully complete the course. Most undergraduate and graduate classes are 3 credit (or semester) hours.
DSST (Dantes) Exams: A nationally recognized, standardized exam that addresses the content of a particular college course. These exams are multiple-choice, untimed, and may be repeated in six months if failed. Check the Regis Testing Department website (www.regis.edu/spstesting) for additional information.
Deferment (Personal): Deferment of tuition allows students to attend class while arranging for a payment method. For $40 per course, students can defer tuition until 90days after the start of the academic term. To defer tuition, complete a Tuition Deferment Form and return it to the Office of Student Accounts by the end of the first week of the term. http://www.regis.edu/regis.asp?sctn=sr&p1=accts
Degree Plan: An outline of degree requirements signed by students and their advisors at the beginning of the students' program.
Degree Plan Appointment: Generally the first meeting between students and their advisors, this is set up after the student's admission file is complete and transcripts have been received and evaluated. Advisors will describe how previous credits have been transferred, outline remaining courses to be completed in the degree, and present the student with various options for completing those credits.
Degree Programs: A set program of courses that must be completed to graduate with a specific degree. A list of degree programs may be found in the Regis University Bulletin.
Department Chairperson: see Faculty Chair
Drop Period: The time period in which students may drop a course for which they have already registered is up through the first week of the term.
Facilitator: CPS instructors are known as facilitators because of their goal to both instruct and facilitate the learning within their courses.
Faculty Chair: The activities within the programs/majors in the CPS schools are overseen and administered by faculty chair persons. Their duties include scheduling, assigning faculty, writing curriculum, and handling student concerns such as grade appeals and scheduling issues.
Full-Time/Part-Time Student: Undergraduate Students enrolled for 12 or more credit hours and Graduate students enrolled for 6 or more are considered by the university (and in particular, the Office of Financial Aid) as full-time students. Undergraduate Students registered for less than 12 credits or Graduate students with less than 6 are considered part-time students.
General Electives (also know as GEL): The part of Undergraduate students' degree plan which includes credit from any academic discipline. These credits can include an optional minor.
Grade Point Average (GPA): A numerical average designating a student's level of academic performance.
Grading: Regis uses the standard A, B, C grading system for most courses. Numerical equivalents for letter grades may be found in the Regis University Bulletin. Grading rubrics for a particular course are usually found in the course syllabus.
Guided Independent Study (GIS): This is a learning format through which a student works one-on-one with an instructor to achieve the outcomes of one particular course. Students should contact their advisor to learn the procedures for completing GIS.
Jesuits: For over 450 years, Jesuit priests and brothers have lived an amazing story of serving the Church in new and unexpected ways. As Catholic religious order they have shaped Regis University. Formally known as the Society of Jesus (SJ), they were founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1540. Inspired by his vision, the Jesuits desire to love and serve God in all things. They are known for their missionary, educational, and social justice endeavors. There are 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. Learn more about our Jesuit roots.
Liberal Arts Core: The foundational part of each degree which includes 45 semester credits of liberal arts credits required of all students in all majors. These include courses in Oral Communication, Written Communications, Literature/Humanities, Global Issues, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Science, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
Lower Division Credit: These are Undergraduate credits that are earned for foundational (freshman/sophomore) level learning in a particular discipline. At Regis they are indicated by 200 and 300 level course numbers.
Major: The main academic discipline in which an Undergraduate student chooses to specialize. It consists of a minimum of 42 semester credits of both lower and upper division courses. Currently approved majors are listed in the Regis University Bulletin. .
Minor: A minor field of study for Undergraduate consists of 12 semester credits of upper division (400 level or advanced) course work. At least half of the course must be completed at Regis. Minors are available for every approved CPS major.
MLA Format: A citation format designed by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for use in bibliographies and references in research papers most often used in the humanities, fine arts, and English. Details on how to use this format can be found in most college grammar books.
Online Course: The CPS Program offers hundreds of courses that may be completed via the Internet. These courses are 8 weeks in length, during which students complete the learning and assignments with other students under the direction of an online facilitator.
Plagiarism: Presenting the ideas, words or products of another as one's own ideas. Sanctions for plagiarism include a failing grade for the assignment, failure in the course, or expulsion of the student from the course or department.
Prerequisites: Coursework that should be completed prior to attending a subsequent course.
Prior Learning Assessment (Portfolio): A process through which students may petition for college credit based upon life and work experience. Students must take the ED 202: Prior Learning Assessment course to learn how to put their portfolio together. The portfolio includes an autobiographical essay, plus an essay/documentation that demonstrates how their learning meets the outcomes of a particular college-level course.
Probation: Students whose GPA drops below 2.0 are considered on probation and should work with their advisors to remove this status. A student who is on probation for two or more continuous semesters may be academically suspended from the university. Graduate students are below 3.0.
Regis College: Regis College is one of the three schools within Regis University. It enrolls approximately 1,200 traditional age college students whose classes are scheduled during the day.
RegisNet Account: An account designated by a unique user name and password allowing Regis students access to secure or copyrighted materials on the Regis website. It is also used to access online courses, course modules, and library materials.
Regis University Bulletin: This document provides information for students in all three schools at the university that includes all university policies, course descriptions and degree requirements.
Registration: The process of signing up for future classes before the term begins. Check the academic calendar for appropriate dates for this activity.
Residency: Undergraduate students must complete 128 credits to receive an undergraduate degree. Thirty semester credits must be completed through classroom-based, online or GIS courses. These "residency" hours do not include credits earned through testing, transfer or prior learning assessment. Eighteen of the 30 must be upper division (400 level) credits. Graduate students must complete 30-36 hours to receive a graduate degree in the college.
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP): One of the three schools within Regis University. It enrolls approximately 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students studying health care related majors such as nursing, health care administration, and physical therapy.
Semester Hours/Credits: A numerical designation for the time and work completed in a college level course.
Service Learning: A component of service learning which gives students the opportunity to participate in community service that is directly linked to course objectives.
Student ID: The unique identifying number given to students when they are admitted to Regis. Student ID numbers are used on all official documents and for all processes at the university.
Student Viewpoint Meetings: The College for Professional Studies seeks student opinions and perspectives. We want to know what students are thinking and what the College can do to improve the academic experience at Regis.
Student Viewpoint Meetings are an important opportunity to hear directly from the students enrolled in our programs in the College.
Student Viewpoint Meetings will be held once each semester at Regis’ three largest campuses (Lowell, Denver Tech Center and Colorado Springs). Additionally, Student Viewpoint Meetings will be held once every other semester at Longmont, Aurora, Interlocken at Broomfield and Fort Collins.
Student Viewpoint Meetings last one hour; they are hosted/facilitated by a faculty member or administrator; the Meetings are guided by a group of questions about which student opinion and ideas are sought. Student feedback from the Meetings is compiled and forwarded to appropriate University personnel for followup and action.
Students will be selected at random and will receive an invitation by way of
email. Students who attend and participate in the Meetings will receive a $30.00
gift card from Follett Bookstore for their service.
Syllabus: A summary or outline of the course content and requirements distributed by the facilitator at the beginning of a course. The syllabus usually includes assignment requirements and deadlines, policies, and grade standards.
Technical Occupational Specialty (TOS) Credit: College-level credit in the practical, industrial, or mechanical arts or the applied sciences awarded by a regionally accredited college. A maximum of 24 credits of TOS can be transferred and applied toward an Undergraduate student's degree requirements.
Term: The period of time designated for course completion (5 or 8 weeks). There are three 5-week terms and two 8-week terms in each semester of 16 weeks.
Transfer Credit: Credits from a regionally accredited college or university accepted by Regis to meet requirements within students' degree plans.
Transcript: A record of the student's academic performance for all courses taken at a college or university and includes courses taken, GPA, and degrees awarded. It can be obtained at the Office of the Registrar.
Tuition: The per credit charge for a college course. Tuition often changes each academic year beginning with the fall semester. There are different tuition rates for different learning formats (i.e., classroom, online, GIS, etc.)
Upper Division Credit: Advanced level course work that is designated as a 400 level course.
WebAdvisor: The computerized system used by Regis students to access grades, register for class, access student account information, get a RegisNet account, and make tuition payments.
Weekend Intensive Course: A course that meets for two Saturdays and Sundays during a 5-week term from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
Withdrawal Period: The time after the Drop Period (first week of class) during which students may withdraw from their classes with a grade of "W". This period extends from the end of the Drop Period to the last day of the term. Students withdrawing from a course will forfeit a percentage of their tuition and fees depending on when they withdraw during the term. Click here to obtain the form: https://in2.regis.edu/sites/recreg/Forms/Withdrawal%20Information%20Sheet.pdf