Admission Requirements

The University of the Cumberlands welcomes international students into all of its on-campus programs.  Regardless of citizenship or geographic location, all applicants must complete the application for admission.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, an international student must submit the following:

  • An application for admission.
  • Prospective students are required to submit official transcripts demonstrating the level of education completed (high school or college) prior to being considered for admission by the university.  The Registrar’s Office evaluates all transcript for academic credit for institutions in the United States.  All academic credit from an educational institution outside the United States must be evaluated by one of the transcript evaluation services referenced below.
              -- World Education Services (WES)
              -- International Education Research Foundation (IERF)EvalDirect
              -- Educational Perspectives (EP)
              -- Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
              -- Student – Athletes are encouraged to use PLAYNAIA InCRED
  • Official copies of ACT and/or SAT I scores.
  • Please note, many UC graduate programs require other standardized testing requirements.  Please see program specific application requirements.
  • Demonstration of English Proficiency will be required for any student scoring below minimum ACT or SAT requirements (ACT 17 or below SAT 840 or below).
              -- Accepted English proficiency test include the TOEFL and IELTS.  University of the Cumberland’s
                  minimum acceptable scores from the TOEFL are as follows:
                  Paper-based TOEFL 550, Internet-based TOEFL 79
              -- IELTS  recent score must be at least a 6.
  • Students who are admitted conditionally to the university will be required to take an institutionally based English exam within a few days after their arrival on campus.  The outcome of this exam, in combination with English and Reading scores from the ACT or SAT,  will determine a student’s course placement and may include coursework from our Intensive English Program (IEP) within our International Academic Services, which provides an opportunity to make a successful transition into the undergraduate program at the university. 

Once admitted, students will receive a link requesting additional information.  This information is required in order to process and issue an I-20.