Cumberland University

Dual Enrollment

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Dual Enrollment General Information

Cumberland University is pleased to offer a Dual Enrollment Program that is open to exceptional high school juniors and seniors from partnering institutions and homeschool cooperatives in the Middle Tennessee area. Students interested in participating should have the ability, motivation and maturity to begin their college education prior to their high school graduation.  

Taking advantage of Cumberland’s Dual Enrollment Program offers many advantages including:

Access to college-level courses that provide students with a quality learning environment taught by well-qualified professors.

Completion of general education curriculum classes that are a required portion of most institutions two and four-year programs.  

In many cases, students will participate in the college-level coursework at their high school, saving time and money.

The opportunity to enroll in college-level courses at a lower tuition rate, saving hundreds of dollars per course.

Students seeking to enroll in the Cumberland University High School Dual Enrollment Program should apply using the “Undergraduate Student” application portal through the Office of Admissions website,

Additional Information:

Students accepted into the program may earn a maximum of 24 credit hours through dual enrollment.

Dual enrollment students on Cumberland University’s campus will participate in regularly scheduled Cumberland University course sections.

As space permits, accepted dual enrollment students are eligible to enroll into any 100 or 200 level course for which prerequisites have been met.

Dual enrollment students will register after priority registration or with incoming freshmen.

Grades posted on high school transcripts may be weighted and therefore differ from the grade on the student's Cumberland University transcript. Cumberland grades will not be changed to match the high school transcript.

Admissions Checklist:

Apply to Cumberland University –

Use the “Undergraduate Application”.

Use “* Dual Enrollment” as the intended major.

For the Emergency Contact, please include parent/legal guardian name, email, and cell phone number as this will be used as a communication tool with Dual Enrollment parents.

Submit the $25 (non-refundable) dual enrollment application fee.

Submit your official high school transcript.

Submit your official ACT or SAT Scores.

Submit your official college transcript (if dual enrollment has been taken elsewhere).

Submit Registration/Records Update Form; signed by student & Guidance Counselor (Parent if home school).


Student Financial Services Checklist:

Follow the instructions on completing the Dual Enrollment Grant application at

You MUST apply for the grant prior to each semester; however, you can apply for the spring term immediately after applying for fall. Write down your username and password.


Cumberland University Fee Information:

Course fees for Fall 2017-Spring 2018 are $500 per course for Dual Enrollment

All fees must be paid by the first day of class.

Parent/Student will be responsible for amounts not covered by Dual Enrollment Grant, i.e. course fees and tuition not paid by the grant.


How to pay fees not covered by Dual Enrollment Grant:

By Phone: (615) 547-1218 or (615) 547-1250.

In Person: 109 Memorial Hall.


Select “My Ledger” on the left side of the screen, then,

Select “Make Payment” on the right side of the screen



Textbooks are not covered by the Dual Enrollment Grant.

Textbooks may be researched and ordered online through Cumberland University.



Dual Enrollment Lottery Scholarship Information Synopsis:

Must be admitted for dual enrollment classes by CU.

Must be used for 100-200 level degree seeking courses.

Must be a US Citizen and TN resident one year prior to enrollment.

Must apply online at

FAFSA not required for Dual Enrollment Lottery Scholarship.

Must apply each semester (before Sept 15 for fall and before Feb 1 for spring).


To Receive Grant for One (1) Class in a Semester:

Must be past the 10th grade in high school.


To Receive Grant for Two (2) Classes in a Semester:

Above requirements plus...

Students can receive payment for the first class and may receive payment for a second class in the semester if they meet the minimum Hope Scholarship requirements (3.0 GPA or 21 ACT – homeschool students can only use the 21 ACT).


How Grant is Awarded ($1,200 max per academic year):

Students receive $500 for the first course

Students receive $500 for the second course

Students receive $200 for the third course

Students receive $0 for the fourth course


Second Academic Year of Dual Enrollment ($1,200 max per academic year):

Student may receive $300 for each subsequent course, no more than two (2) courses per semester

Any classes paid for by the Dual Enrollment Lottery Scholarship over 4 will reduce the student’s Hope Scholarship in the fall of their freshman year.


Academic Requirements to Maintain Dual Enrollment Grant:

Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA or better to continue to receive the scholarship.

A grade of “B-“ equates to 2.67 quality points. If a student takes only one course and receives a “B-“, they will be ineligible for the grant in the second semester.

Students cannot regain the Dual Enrollment Grant if lost due to GPA being <2.75

Dual enrollment classes do not count against the Hope Scholarship 120 hour or 5 year maximum limitations.

Students who are not eligible for the dual enrollment lottery benefit will be required to pay for their class(es) at the same rate as the dual enrollment lottery scholarship on or before they begin class(es). No other financial assistance is available for dual enrollment classes.

TSAC Dual Enrollment Grant must be completed before the drop/add date has passed.


For complete information regarding the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Dual Enrollment Grant, please visit:




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