2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission Policy

Cumberland University admits those applicants whose ability, training, motivation, and interests indicate that they will succeed in college course work. The course of study and quality of work done in high school or college are both taken into consideration when a student applies for admission. The student’s scores on the ACT or the SAT are used as indicators of academic ability and are considered for admission, as well as the student’s personal statement. The personal statement requirements may be found on the admissions application or on the University's website at www.cumberland.edu.

Cumberland University notifies the applicant of his or her admission status promptly once all necessary documentation/credentials have been received. Questions concerning the admissions status of a prospective student should be addressed either by telephone, email, or in writing to the Office of Admissions. Cumberland University is an equal opportunity educational institution and, as such, does not discriminate in the admissions policy on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, national origin, or physical disability.


  1. No student will be allowed to enroll in classes or reside on campus that has an unpaid balance in the Business Office.
  2. No student will be allowed to enroll who has been suspended during the preceding semester for any reason from Cumberland University or another academic institution.
  3. All persons residing in residence halls must be enrolled and confirmed to be official in at least nine semester hours of college level credit coursework at Cumberland University.
Exceptions to these policies must be approved in writing by the appropriate University official and placed in the permanent record of the student.