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Graduate Student Success

Hello and welcome to the University of the Cumberlands Graduate Education Program. We would like to invite you to take a few moments to navigate our webpage to better understand what you can expect throughout your program.

The Department of Graduate Student Success is here to assist with registration for your first classes. We will also be here to assist you with managing your program. 

The first step in beginning your online experience with UC is to complete the three documents below and return them to our office. Once you have returned the Planned Program/Curriculum Contract, Kentucky Code of Ethics and the Contract of Understanding you will be able to contact your Student Success coordinator for assistance with registration.

Plan Program

The Plan Program/Curriculum Contract is a very important part of your program, it allows you to follow your specific program which has been approved by KYEPSB (Kentucky Education Professionals Standards Board).

Please become familiar with your plan program, it will help you to have a smooth experience through your program.

Please note the Continuous Assessment portion of the Plan Program – This will consist of Pillars IV, V and VI.

Pillar IV

We will begin with Pillar IV; this indicates the beginning of your program. The components in Pillar IV should be met during the admissions process.

Pillar V

The next step will be Pillar V; this indicates the mid-point of your program. These components should be met within 12-18 hours into your program. GAC will send an email informing you that you have come to the mid-point of your program. In your MyUC account a checklist will show the items still needed.

Pillar VI

Finally we come to Pillar VI; we believe the mid-point is a good time to assist you in preparing for Pillar VI. This is the final Pillar in your program and will allow you to move through the completion of your program.

Plan Programs

Kentucky Code of Ethics

The Kentucky Education Standards Board requires that you have a signed Kentucky Code of Ethics form on file with UC. Please sign and return this form along with the Planned Program, Contract of Understanding, and Character and Fitness form.

Kentucky Code of Ethics

Contract of Understanding

This document is needed by the UC Education Department. Please sign and return this form along with the Planned Program/Curriculum Contract, Kentucky Code of Ethics and the Character and Fitness form.

Contract of Understanding

Character and Fitness

Students who are entering the University of the Cumberlands MAT programs will need to complete the Character and Fitness form and email it to our Graduate Education Advising Center at to be placed in your electronic file.

Character and Fitness Form

Transfer Credit Form

Students with  graduate coursework that was completed at an Accredited Institution of Higher Education that want to inquire about transferring into their program with the University of the Cumberlands will need to review the transfer credit policy that is located in the Graduate Catalog (found on the Resources page)and then complete the transfer credit evaluation form and submit it, along with course descriptions and transcripts listing the coursework, to the Graduate Education Advising Center at or fax it at 606-539-4014 for review.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Form

Ordering Books

Most of your online courses will require a book. Please follow the link below to order your books.


Dropping a Course

If you have a hold on your account and you want to make changes to your upcoming schedule, please contact the GAC office at 606-539-4539 or email your request to

If you have no holds on your account and would like to make changes to your upcoming schedule, please log into your MyUC account to make any necessary changes.

If you would like to drop from a course that has already began, please review the withdrawal/refund policy provided on the drop form found at the link below and complete/submit the drop form online.

Drop Form

Payment Option Form

It is important to complete the payment option every time you register for courses. This allows you to let UC know how you plan to pay for your courses.

Payment Option Form