Incoming Freshmen Admissions

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step. We're here to help you take the first step on your academic journey. The links below contain all the information you need to apply to Regis University as a traditional undergraduate student. Don't see what you're looking for? Get in touch with our admissions team; they're more than happy to lend a helping hand.

Once you submit your application, we'll begin our review process. Applications for incoming first-year students are evaluated on the basis of high school record, personal essay and a counselor or teacher recommendation.


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Application Materials

Online Application: Regis accepts both the Common Application and the Regis Application, and gives equal consideration to both.

Transcripts: Request official high school transcripts be forwarded to Regis University's Office of Admissions. Transcripts must be official and may not be stamped Student Copy.

Personal Statement: Your application should include a personal statement or essay. This will allow the admission committee to get to know you better.

Letter of Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from either a high school counselor or teacher is required.

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Admissions Timeline

All other Regis applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions policy, but early submission of all application materials is encouraged. Students will be notified of a decision within 4 weeks of submitting their complete application. 

Summer/Fall of your senior year: Visit us on campus! Any time of year is great to visit, but as you start applying to schools we highly recommend coming to take a tour of campus, meet your admissions counselor and see firsthand what life at Regis is like.

October 1: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens.

December 1: Priority deadline for applications to nursing programs.

April 15: Priority deadline for applications to all other programs and for full scholarship/financial aid consideration.

May 1: Enrollment deposit due.

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AP, IB and College Credit

Regis awards credit for College Board Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. In addition, Regis will evaluate course work completed at a college or university on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regis University evaluates applications on a rolling basis, however we encourage you to apply as soon as you know you'd like to be a Regis Ranger. The priority application deadline for incoming freshmen is April 15, and the deadline to submit your deposit to hold your spot is May 1. 

The priority deadline for applications to our Nursing program is December 1. 

The scholarship and financial aid (FAFSA) priority deadline for maximum consideration of institutional funds is April 15, however please keep in mind that the FAFSA opens in October and federal financial aid is awarded on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage you to file your FAFSA as early as possible.

First-year students who apply to Regis University starting with the Fall 2021 term, will no longer be required to submit an ACT or SAT score for consideration as part of their application. Prospective students may submit standardized test scores, but those who feel their scores don't fully reflect their academic skills may apply without them. Equal consideration for admission and merit scholarships will be given to all applicants, regardless of test scores. The test optional policy applies to all academic programs, including direct entry Nursing.

Once you have submitted all necessary documentation required for your complete admission application package and an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email notifying you of your admission status, as well as a letter in the mail. The turn-around time between your application submittal and notification of your admission decision is largely dependent on the degree program you are applying for, but we aim to process admissions decisions within 4 weeks.

Official transcripts should be emailed to

Transcripts sent by mail should be addressed to:

Regis University
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: A-12
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099

Regis University accepts transfer students and transfer credit in many different ways. As a bachelor’s degree student, you may be able to transfer up to 87 credits toward your degree program. To find out more information about transferring credit, visit our Transfer Students page.


We're proud to offer over 130 graduate and undergraduate programs at Regis, so chances are you'll find something that fits what you're looking for! Head over to our degree finder to see what programs are available. 

Regis University teaches civil discourse and activism. Student advocacy is a brave step towards justice. We are for and with students who choose to speak up, to participate and to stand for something. Disciplinary action as a result of peaceful protest and student advocacy will not hinder your admission/enrollment to Regis University.

Already applied? Check your application status!

To check the status of your application, contact your admissions counselor. Applications are reviewed by the Office of Admissions as soon as they are complete. Admission decisions are typically issued within 4 weeks of receiving your completed application, including your online application, official high school transcripts, personal statement or essay, optional ACT or SAT scores and one letter of recommendation. 

Additional application materials may be required of transfer students or international applicants.

Admitted Students

Congratulations! We're so excited you're on your way to becoming a Regis Ranger. The next step is to submit your deposit to hold your spot.