Regent University Online Reviews
This school is a joke. They get you to sign up and don't tell you about the extra class that you have to take. I started attending Regents after recieving a Masters from a SUNY, all online. All schools now a days use pretty much the same things as it comes to black board and other online tools. However, Regents, if you have a masters or not, requires you to take this class that is a complete waste of time, especially if you are taking another Masters degree. I will not be graduating from this school, I will be looking for another.
This online Masters program is challenging, but very rewarding! The courses force you to study. They have the entire online program very well formatted and thought through. I work full time, so online is the best for me. Im so proud that I have graduated!
So far the classes have been okay. Some things I don't like is sometimes there is no constience. Example most online schools have all discussion boards due on a certain day to cause less confusion. At regent one class it may be due Wednesday and the other Friday. The price is a little higher compared to a lot of non profit schools. Most schools only charge one technology fee per school year not every semester. The technology fee is also outrageous at $300 a semester. Whereas most colleges are around $75-$100 per academic calender.
I applied to this school as a graduate student and was immediately contacted by an advisor. Initially, my advisor appeared to be very thorough, she called very often, and the feedback she gave was always positive. I submitted ALL the required documentations, essays, etc and she all but assured me that I would get in. There was a delay with one of my transcripts from my former college, they were late in sending it in. In the interim, my application was denied. I called the school to find out the exact reason for the denial, called the advisor for her trusted feedback but never heard from her or anyone else from the school again. I sent emails, but I was shunned and ignored. It's so obvious that they're only concerned with you .. if you could potententially make them money. They see you as potential PROFIT and nothing else. If you can't make them money, you're tossed to the side without getting as much as a response to your call or email. It's sad because they claim to represent Christ.
I attended Regent University through their online program offered using Blackboard. Having an option for proactive college studies that I could do at home during this time was an amazing opportunity for myself. Within my own state I did not have options at the time to attend a quality school towards a vocation in Christian Ministry, but Regent allowed me to still pursue that goal. The program itself was great, assignments and work are on the student's own time in 8 week long, accelerated classes, and the degree earned is the same as one could get through a residential, on-campus degree. I had very many great professors during my time, and what I learned (both in general education and for my Major) sculpted and shaped me in a tremendously great way. The costs of the university using this method of education were also much more affordable, around ten thousand a year. I highly recommend Regent University for any student seeking college education, without the ability to relocate to a post-secondary campus location. Now with my B.A. degree in Christian Ministry from Regent, I have been inspired to seek a Master of Divinity degree towards my vocation in Discipleship Ministry.
It is better to attend classes in person than using the online option through Regent University. There is no check and balances in regards to how teachers personalize humility. We are paying institutions to teach us. When you are face to face with a professor, it is very difficult to personalize humility, and often teacher find it a responsibility to get a student in the right direction. Whereas, online, there is no feeling of responsibility to do what is right since there is no moral obligation looking them dead in the eyes. 2 out of 4 teachers took advantage of this, and made their courses very difficult in completing.
I began the online Master's in Journalism at Regent in 2014. I found only about 2/3 of the classes have been beneficial, which for as inflexible and tight a degree it is, was incredibly discouraging. The Journalism Technology Tools class was at a first-year undergraduate level. The Internet Marketing and Story, Pop Culture, & Worldview courses were taught in an approach irrelevant to the degree. What perhaps was most discouraging was the amount of required time towards peer responses. The bar for Regent's program seems to be set very low. While I would spend time to respond to classmate's work, I'd often in return get, "U rite perty. You is done a good job!" Not that any of it mattered, as beyond mandatory responses, we weren't required to really interact or even follow up to responses. Its a sloppy attempt to facilitate a classroom dynamic when there is none. Throughout the courses, however, I did enjoy the rigor of many of the assignments. I was satisfied with the challenges some of the writing courses presented. However, the final year was a chore as I lost my two favorite professors, Dr. Michael Patrick and the late Dr. Bruce Swaffield. In the end, I was left with a degree that I felt I earned but was dissatisfied by the process. If I were to pursue another online degree, I'd look elsewhere.
it was very satisfying. Hard at times, but very worth the effort.
This program is a JOKE. I will be reporting to ED and Accreditation how much a JOKE this "Masters" program is, just a ploy to get funds. Diploma Mill. Admissions are LIARS. Whatever it is you want to hear is what you get to get you to enroll. WORTHLESS.
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.