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Regents Bachelor of Arts R.B.A.

Jan. 9, 2023

Next Start Date

40

Courses Required

$445

Cost Per Credit Hour

120

Total Credit Hours

Earn a Degree for Work, Life or Military Experience

The online Regents Bachelor of Arts degree, offered through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is designed to meet the unique goals of non-traditional students. Whether you want to pursue a graduate or professional degree, transition into a new career, increase your marketability within an established career, or fulfill your life-long goal of completing a bachelor’s degree, the RBA program can help you succeed. You can complete the program online, at your own pace. Eligible students may also acquire college credit for professional, volunteer, and military experiences.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous


Start Date

January 9, 2023
May 15, 2023
August 16, 2023

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Awarded: Regents Bachelor of Arts

Program Details

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The Regents Bachelor of Arts, offered by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is a popular option for adult learners who want to return to school. The RBA undergraduate program is designed for working adults who want to complete their college degree. The program is accessible, responsive and purpose-built with the nontraditional learner in mind. It offers an opportunity to gain credits for work and life experiences, and allows students to tailor their academic careers to meet their individual needs. WVU offers adult learners, those who have been out of high school at least four years, the flexibility of completing this degree online.

What’s unique about the degree is the student’s ability to package together previously earned credits, online classes, and a portfolio of real world experience to create a unique degree. A portfolio is written justification and documentation of the student’s request to earn college equivalency credit. WVU offers an online class in RBA portfolio development to guide students through the process.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Admissions

Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA at the time of transfer to be accepted into the program. Students will also be accepted into the RBA program with less than a 2.0 GPA if their GPA will be elevated above the minimum after the Regents BA F-Forgiveness is applied.

Students should also inquire about the possibility of applying credit hours from institutions which are recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) but are not regionally accredited.

For more information specific to your situation, please contact RBA advisors by e-mail at rba@mail.wvu.edu or by phone at (304) 293-5441.

Admissions

Students can apply throughout the year, but the recommended deadlines are:

  • Fall Term - mid July
  • Spring Term - mid November
  • Summer Term - mid April

Application Requirements

  • Apply with the online Undergraduate Application
  • Pay undergraduate application fee
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU), or high school transcripts if fewer than 20 college credits and send to:
    WVU Office of Admissions
    PO Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
    or
    Email: WVUadmissions@mail.wvu.edu

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Regents Bachelor of Arts R.B.A. requires 120 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $445.

Total Degree Cost

$53,400 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $445
3 $1,335
6 $2,670
9 $4,005

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Email: Jessica.Carr1@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 293-6841
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“As a graduate of WVU, I look forward to helping future students begin their own journeys to becoming a Mountaineer. At WVU Online, we are eager to guide you through the enrollment process with ease and want to provide you with the information and resources you need to be successful. Online degrees give everyone an opportunity to further their education and I can’t wait to help you do just that.”

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

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