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Is there an application deadline for admission?

FAQ ID: 
EDU-01-MAT

Yes, applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the term.  It’s best, however, to begin the process as early as possible so you’ll have time to get all admissions documents in and can register for classes before they begin to fill up.  If you wait two week prior to the beginning of the term to apply, you may not have time to get everything in and may not get the classes you need or prefer.  

Am I required to pass the entrance exam before I can begin classes?

FAQ ID: 
MAT-5

No, candidates can be conditionally admitted with written confirmation of test registration, and can take up to 12 hours on the conditional admittance.  Keep in mind, however, that all admissions documents must be received by the end of the first 12 hours in order to continue on in the program.  Also, students are not eligible to accept a teaching position under the Alternative Certification (Option 6) program under a conditional admittance.  Full admission to the University and Teacher education is required to accept a teaching position.  Full admission is dependent upo

Am I required to take one of the entrance exams if I hold a valid teaching license?

FAQ ID: 
MAT-6

No, you are not required to take an entrance exam if you hold a valid teaching license. 

How do I know if my admissions documents have been received?

FAQ ID: 
MAT-6

Applicants can review their Checklist on MyUC. Documents will be checked off as received in the Admissions Office.  

How do I get my books?

FAQ ID: 
EDU-9

Books can be purchased online from our Campus Bookstore at the following link: UC Bookstore

How do I get information about financial aid/loans?

FAQ ID: 
EDU-10

You can contact our Financial Planning Office at 1-800-343-1609, Ext. 4220, or via e-mail at finplan@ucumberlands.edu.  All applicants must complete the FAFSA.  Financial Aid forms can be located at the following link: Financial Aid Forms

How do I register for classes?

FAQ ID: 
EDU-1

You will register for your first classes with our Graduate Education Advising Center.  You can contact the Advising Center at 1-800-343-1609, Ext.

Ms. Jamirae Hammons

Faculty Title: 
Graduate Enrollment Manager
Office: 
Faulkner Building
Phone: 
(606) 539-4530 or 1-800-343-1609 ext 4530
Email: 
jamirae.hammons@ucumberlands.edu

Dr. Jennifer Simpson

Faculty Title: 
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Office: 
200B Luecker Building
Email: 
jennifer.simpson@ucumberlands.edu

Dr. Jennifer Simpson, a native of southern Appalachia, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with minors in religion and social work at Cumberland College. She went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Special Education and a Rank I Certificate in Education through Union College. Additionally, she participated in the two-year Adolescent Literacy Coaching Project at Eastern Kentucky University, and she presented research on peer-administered reading programs for students with disabilities.