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In order to be considered for admission to University of the Cumberlands online undergraduate program students must complete the following:

  • Apply online.
  • Pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts. Official transcripts should be submitted directly to University of the Cumberlands from the issuing institution and must be sealed or unopened.
    • If you have 0-11 hours of college credit, an official high school transcript must be submitted showing a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. GED students must provide official scores from the General Education Development Test (GED). Additionally, official college transcripts will be required for candidates seeking transfer credit.
    • If you have 12+ hours of college credit, you must submit an official college transcript with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. High school transcripts are not required if you have obtained 12+ hours of college credit.
  • Submit Official ACT Scores
    • If you are 22 years or younger and have not already completed 12 credit hours from another regionally accredited college/university with a satisfactory admitting GPA, you will be required to submit ACT scores (18 or higher preferred)
    • If you are 23 years old or older, you do not have to provide ACT Scores
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
      Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
      Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
      IELTS: 6

Transfer Policies

  • Students will generally receive credit for all college-level work in which a passing grade is earned, provided such credit is earned from an institution which is fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations, with a maximum of 90 hours of coursework being transferrable. Remedial or vocational courses are not transferable. Grades lower than ‘C’ will not be accepted in courses which apply toward the student’s major.
  • University of the Cumberlands reserves the right to evaluate and accept or reject college credit earned prior to high school graduation. This evaluation will be done course by course in consultation with the appropriate department.
  • To be eligible for admission to the University of the Cumberlands, all transfer students must not be currently on academic or social suspension and must be eligible to return to their previous institution.
  • At least twenty-five percent of the total semester hours in any degree requirement must be completed at the University of the Cumberlands (CLEP and departmental bypass exams will not meet this requirement). Credit by examination (AP, CLEP, IB) recorded for a specific course on an official transcript, must meet the University of the Cumberlands standards in order to be accepted as transfer credit. Students must present official score reports (AP, CLEP, IB Diploma), and pay required fees and tuition (CLEP) in order to receive credit. Departmental bypass challenge/exams from other institutions are not transferable. Please contact the Registrar for specific information.
  • Courses, which carry less credit, than is required by University of the Cumberlands General Education Program or any other specific college or departmental requirement, may not be substituted for that requirement. Students who have obtained an Associate Degree will not be required to take any additional General Education courses to meet the requirement.
  • Only grades earned at University of the Cumberlands will be used in calculating student grade point averages.
  • All terms taken at any institution will be counted in calculating full-time terms of attendance.
  • A total of thirty-six (36) semester hours or more in courses numbered 300 or above must be presented for graduation from University of the Cumberlands.
  • Thirty (30) of the last thirty-six (36) hours must be taken at University of the Cumberlands.

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