Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Unlike some online organizations that grant degrees, St.
Regis University is
Chartered (1984) and FULLY ACCREDITED by
Higher Education Commission
which grants recognition to post-secondary education institutions in Liberia
including University of Liberia, and Cuttington University College.
is an enormous difference, because most employers, the military and other
agencies require such recognition as proof of validity of the degree.
St. Regis University operates under the authority and in conformity with all current laws and
regulations ruling educational competency certification of the Republic of
Liberia, and meets all legal qualifications to establish and operate as a university to grant
undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level degrees based on portfolio assessment,
test out exams, supervised and independent study, and research. For verification
sources CLICK HERE
Will a SRU degree in
education allow me to become certified as a teacher?
SRU graduates with degrees in education can be certified as
Will a SRU degree in
business allow me to become a CPA?
SRU graduates in business can be
certified to sit for the CPA exam in 49 of the 50 states (California has
their own rules).
SRU offer Notarized Diploma Authentication for embassy submission?
You may order a special document that may be used to have your diploma
authenticated by the Authentication Office of the United States Department of
State, or another country.
Authentication consists of a notarized document attesting to the authenticity of
the degree certificate which is attached to a copy of your degree certificate.
ATTENTION DEGREE HOLDERS: To
offer Apostille Service?
St. Regis degrees can be Apostilled by a Secretary of State Department or
Country Official. The Apostille (with official seal) legalizes the notarized
authenticity report of your St. Regis degree and transcript.
The simplicity and
widespread acceptance of an apostille, along with its Government administered
guarantee of authenticity, has resulted in it becoming the most widely used
method for legalizing a degree for use internationally. Once a degree has been
legalized for use
with an apostille, it is legal for use in any
country which has ratified the Apostille of The Hague Convention. Apostilles
are authentication reports testifying to the authenticity of St. Regis
University degrees; these reports are then notarized by a public notary and
attached with the Apostille of The Hague. If you order the apostilled
authentication of your degree, your graduation date must legally match
the actual issuing date of the legalized report attached to it.
your country is one of the members of the
Hague Convention, your country will recognize your
degree as being authentic, once it is Apostilled. ATTENTION DEGREE HOLDERS:
order Apostilles CLICK
have residency requirements?
accept applications from every country. St. Regis is a global University with
graduates throughout the world. Because we
believe that educational opportunities should be available to everyone,
everywhere, St. Regis University utilizes technology to reach their students.
obtain a bachelor’s degree, can I use it to enter a graduate program at another
Many US regionally accredited
universities and colleges have stated in writing that they will accept
SRU degrees for admission to their graduate schools.
Keep in mind that acceptance is always the prerogative of the receiver. US regionally accredited (and other such as Nationally
accredited) universities that have stated they accepted SRU degrees for
application for admission.
However, some colleges or universities do not recognize credits earned at
any distance colleges. If a transfer of credit is your goal, we encourage you
to contact the school you wish to transfer to prior to submitting your
use a bachelor or master degree towards a PhD?
We accept degrees from other educational organizations, schools and
Does everyone qualify for assessment
of applicants have skills or qualifications that meet the expertise of a college
between securing a good life and a great life begins with a full description of
your educational background.. Your initial application is the first impression
you make on your advisor in consideration to award your St. Regis University
your assessment shows that you do not qualify for a degree your advisor will
provide you with options and recommendations on how to proceed toward earning a
degree. It may be that testing will be required, additional courses or research
or that more documentation of your experience, or additional study in a
particular area is needed.
additional study is required, your advisor will direct you to sources of both
traditional and non-traditional education.
Summary of The Process
How well accepted is a degree earned
via the Internet?
learning is a well accepted method of cost-effective education for working
adults. With the rapid growth and usefulness of the Internet, we are seeing
tremendous growth and acceptance for distance-learning and independent study
education accessible to more and more individuals.
are aware of the fact that attending a classroom university is not possible
for a significant number of their workforce, yet they recognize the corporate
benefits that a career-related degree program can bring to their employees.
A common complaint heard among large employers is that new
graduates with "traditional" degrees are often not
properly prepared for the job, while many experienced
people who can do the job can't get the opportunity
because they lack the appropriate credential.
These facts more than hint that the traditional
educational system seems to be obsolete.
Regis University Programs provide a positive solution to a
perpetual problem; finding and qualifying accomplished
St. Regis University gives the experienced person an
opportunity that is virtually impossible to obtain without enrolling full time
in a traditional school.
Regis University is licensed and registered to issue degrees earned through
distance learning research and exam programs, and assessment of prior learning.
Earning a degree by through measurements such as "test outs", portfolio
assessment or through independent study and research can be a tremendous source of
pride. These methods by which you acquired your knowledge represent years of your
work, experience and accomplishments and are no less valuable than the more
traditional method of classroom lecture.
Are St. Regis
University degree programs accepted by military,
government and personnel managers?
Yes. Many of our clients have their entire tuition fees
paid by military, Fortune 500 companies, local and federal
government agencies, and businesses of all types.
Attestation and Apostillation of your SRU degree may also be
required by some employers. Click here for additional
In addition, there are several agencies that will contact a potential
employer on your behalf and inquire as to acceptance of
any degree. We recommend
University has also been listed by an internationally renowned expert on distance learning
degree programs in his best selling book, as
one of the Top 20 colleges and universities. For more
information on how to purchase this guide
How does a degree earned via
distance education differ from a traditional means?
If you already have the education
outside classroom walls
through prior learning, experience, independent study and/or can earn credit
through testing out, the answer is cost, cost and cost. SRU does
not charge you
additional tuition for what you have already learned.
the US Department of Education, the average cost for a bachelor degree obtained
on a traditional college or university campus is upwards of $ 30,000; and
private colleges and universities rage from $ 30,000 - $ 50,000. Graduate
degrees are considerably more expensive than undergraduate studies
to well over
$100,000.. St. Regis
University offers an affordable option to a traditional degree program.
a BA and MA but I stopped while working on my doctorate. I would still like to
get my Ph. D. Will I be required to write a dissertation?
doctorates are based on dissertation, while others are based on coursework
and/or projects. Your advisor will guide you through completion of the
requirements for your doctorate degree.
Is the assessment
It is "easier" to take degree courses
traditionally than to acquire years and years of
knowledge outside classroom walls. Only recently have some
schools begun to acknowledge the importance of experience
gained outside the classroom.
In the real world a traditional degree is an indication of
ability in a given area. It is no more than a credential
presenting the completion of a process. The requirements
are based on subjective opinions of what "educators" feel
is necessary to qualify.
St. Regis University on the other hand, evaluates a
person's proven qualifications objectively based on
comparative analysis to standard curriculum requirements.
The decision to grant the degree is based on what has
actually been accomplished, not on speculation.
How does the verification process
records can be verification at
www.transcriptrecords.com or directly
through St Regis University.
is no charge for transcript verification by phone. There is a small charge for a
transcript verification of your records by email or fax mail.
transcripts are usually required when an institution considers the transfer of
credits, from one institution to another. Requests for this type of "official"
transcripts are rare, but always available.
degrees be attested by RECOGNIZED foreign evaluation agencies as
equivalent to United States regionally accredited degrees?
St. Regis University is legally Chartered (1984) and fully accredited and recognized by
its home country's Higher Education Commission, many agencies have
attested that SRU degrees are equivalent to United States
regionally accredited degrees.
Where can I find documentation for my education attained
through prior learning?
There are many forms of documentation that will be
accepted. Besides certificates, degrees from other
schools, universities, colleges, trade schools, etc., a
written description of each life experience may be
sufficient. Your advisor can assist you with the assembly
of your portfolio for assessment or you can complete a
self-assessment for submission with your application. If additional documentation is needed, your
advisor will notify you.
systems is used?
St. Regis University uses a 4.0 grading scale (A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0,
Fail) which is comprised of course work, testing and related thesis or
How will I communicate with my advisor/instructor?
Students will communicate with their advisor/instructors via Internet chat, fax
How are exams/tests administered?
Students are advised as to which tests may be required. Students will take
their test online and/or email term papers to their advisor/instructor.
What about teaching opportunities and professorships?
SRU has teaching and professorship opportunities available in all many areas of
study. Much like a Certificate or Certification, the
SRU Professorship is not a degree, but the achievement of a
certain level of education or the completion of certain
courses or standards. Adjunct, Assistant and Full
Professorships are available to doctorate level degree
holders. We also have a number of openings in our Faculty
Professor Program. If you are interested in developing
courses for online/distance delivery and would like to
know more about becoming a part of our faculty
How can I be sure this
program is right for me?
If you are an adult who has
college level knowledge attained outside classroom walls,
or would like to study on a more flexible schedule this
program may be for you. There are other programs, and many
are very good, but there are pitfalls to watch out for.
For a list of important factors to consider when selecting
an online university please
Where can I purchase caps, gowns and St.
Regis University rings?
You may order them directly from our preferred suppliers.
Caps and gowns are available from
Saxon Uniform, More information can be
College rings from the
Can I purchase
University logo items?
such as shirts, hats, license plate frames. bumper
stickers, coffee mugs, gifts, etc are available at the
Will I qualify for Student
Please click here.
Can I call and ask more questions?
It is important to us that all of your concerns be
addressed. Because we work with clients worldwide, and
most correspondence must be translated several times, the
St. Regis advisors have found email to be a much more
efficient and accurate method of communication.
We request that you put all of your concerns in writing so
that the advisors may share this information with one
another and confer to provide you with answers.
Please feel free to email a description of any concern,
and we will be happy to forward it on to the proper
If you have read the entire content of this website and
have not found any instance of your concern, and if your
question is relevant to earning a degree you may call
(202) 478 1779.
Due to the
immense number of enquiries received on a daily basis, we reserve the right to
answered only relevant questions that may not be covered at this website . Third parties inquiring about our
graduates' achievements will always receive immediate verification.
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