University of the Cumberlands seeks students who exhibit the ability and motivation to gain full benefit from a liberal arts education in a Christian context and who will contribute to the campus community as a whole. Students are considered for admission based largely on their academic qualifications along with other factors that demonstrate probability of college success.
We expect entering freshmen to be academically prepared to succeed at UC as evidenced by their admission test scores, high school grades and high school curriculum. Students who score an 18 ACT or an 860 SAT (M+CR), have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average in a college prep curriculum, and are ranked in the top 50% of their class are generally accepted for admission.
University of the Cumberlands recognizes that certain applicants for admission have academic potential beyond what is demonstrated by a composite score on the ACT or SAT or high school grade point average. In some cases, the Admission Review Committee may request additional materials from applicants whose overall completed application file does not meet or exceed regular admission standards. This could include cases where standardized test scores are below 18 on the ACT ,860 on the SAT (math and critical reading only) or and/or the secondary school, high school or college grade point average is below 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions to the general rules of admission may be made under special circumstances and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Conditional Admission acknowledges this potential and provides an academic opportunity to a limited number of applicants.
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are notified of the admission decision accordingly. Students typically receive their UC admission decision within one to two weeks of the file being completed for review. Application materials cannot be returned.