Student & Graduate Reviews
Della W - 12/21/2014
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014
"I transferred into Regent University's online program in 2012, after starting at an on campus school in 2000 but not graduating. I took 72 credits through Regent to complete my bachelor's degree. The good: My initial enrollment into the school was easy. Although I was applying at literally the last minute for fall semester, they managed to get me into the program. The semesters are divided into two 8-week sessions, which I prefer, because I could just focus on one or two classes at a time. I felt like the workload per class was appropriate. It was challenging and worthwhile, but not killer. The assignments for the entire semester are always posted at the beginning of each term, so I was able to schedule my time accordingly. The great: The professors! I really feel that the professors at Regent care about students. They are interactive with classes and provide feedback, which was something I was worried about when I first started online. The not-so-good: I had an issue with transfer credit that I was supposed to receive for an AP class, which nearly pushed my graduation back a semester. Fortunately my advisor petitioned the school and I was able to get my credit in time. So if you plan on transferring in, just make sure it's all squared away early on. The other not-so-good thing is the course rotation schedule. Some classes in my program are only offered once a year, and also some general education classes fill up very quickly. I was wait listed several times, however, I did eventually get enrolled in everything I needed. It's just something to be aware of from the beginning, so you can get the right classes each semester. Also, I have realized now that I have graduated that my particular degree program in "Leadership Studies" seems more appropriate for someone who already works within an organization where they hope to move up the ladder. For someone like me who is trying to gain entry level work, it seems to be too broad of a degree without a focus on something specific. I feel like I'd have better luck job hunting if my degree was in "business administration" or "human resources." I feel like I learned plenty of great information and knowledge that would that would be very useful in the workplace, but I'm not sure if my specific degree communicates that to potential employers. As the other reviewer pointed out, Regent is a Christian based school, so you will have to take classes in theology and Biblical studies. Also, Christian principles are integrated into the other classes as well. Personally, I enjoyed this aspect of the school, but for someone who isn't a Christian or does not care about Christian integration in their classes, this might not be the place for them. Overall I would recommend Regent. Other than a few minor issues, everything went along smoothly. I really enjoyed my classes and felt like I received a quality education."