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International Student Admission Requirements

The University of the Cumberlands welcomes all international students.  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.

For all graduate programs: 
Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed bachelor’s or master’s level coursework in the U.S. at an accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are: 

  • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550 
  • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79 
  • IELTS - 6
  • Duolingo - 100

Undergraduate non-native English-speaking applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency for admission to the university through submission of an official test score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a report from Duolingo or through a virtual interview process with an admissions representatives. Requirement is waived if transferring from a U.S. institution. 

  • ACT – 17
  • SAT – 920
  • TOEFL (internet-based) – 65
  • IELTS – 6
  • Duolingo - 95 

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