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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

Prospective students are required to submit official transcripts demonstrating the level of education completed (high school or postsecondary) prior to being considered for admission by the university. Transcripts from institutions in the United States may be sent directly from the institution. All transcripts from institutions outside of the United States must be evaluated by one of the transcript evaluation services listed below:

The cost of a transcript evaluation varies depending on the detail involved in the evaluation. Most general evaluations cost $75 - $150, while course-by-course evaluations (required for students transferring from foreign colleges and universities) cost $150 - $250. Please be aware that transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts or in-progress coursework are acceptable for admission to the university, but official transcripts that include completed course information are required prior to enrollment.

Prospective students are also required to demonstrate English proficiency for admission to the university. Admission is test-optional but English proficiency can be demonstrated either through submission of an official test score or through a virtual interview process with admissions representatives. Minimum test scores that successfully demonstrate English proficiency are listed below:

  • ACT – 17
  • SAT – 920
  • TOEFL (paper-based) – 550
  • TOEFL (internet-based) – 65
  • IELTS – 6

If you wish to complete the virtual interview process, an admissions representative will schedule the interview at a time that is convenient for you.