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International Student 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 test scores from either the ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS. Minimum test score requirements for each test are:

ACT 17
SAT 920
TOEFL 550 (paper based) or 65* (internet based)

*Applicants with a minimum TOEFL score of 61 (internet-based) may be asked to participate in an interview process in order to be considered for admission.  

  • Please note, many UC graduate programs require other standardized testing requirements.  Please see program specific application requirements.
Once admitted, students will receive a link requesting additional information.  This information is required in order to process and issue an I-20.