Cumberland University

Aquinas College FAQs












What are your transfer acceptance requirements?
Specifically for immediate transfers from Aquinas College, Cumberland University is accepting a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for applicants on all coursework being transferred to Cumberland.

Do you need my high school transcripts and/or my ACT scores?
Depends. If you have 60+ credit hours, no, you will not need to submit your high school transcript and ACT scores. If you have less than 60 credit hours and want to be considered for financial aid awards typically reserved for incoming freshmen, including Trustee and Presidential Awards, you will need to submit your final high school transcript and highest ACT score.

Can someone go over my transcripts with me to tell me what I lack for my program?
Absolutely! You can contact Eddie Lovin, our Executive Director of Enrollment Services, and he will work with Cumberland University’s Academic Affairs office to to give you an idea of which classes will transfer and what general education classes you still need.

Which course credits will transfer from my current college?
Many of your general education requirements will most likely transfer to Cumberland. However, to get a better picture of exactly which classes that will be – please contact Eddie Lovin, our Executive Director of Enrollment Services, and he will work with Cumberland University’s Academic Affairs to make that determination.

How much does it cost to attend Cumberland?
Our tuition is very comparable to that of Aquinas College. Our tuition and fee schedule can be found here.

Does Cumberland offer any scholarships for Aquinas College transfer students? Am I eligible for them? How do I apply for them?
Cumberland offers several options for Aquinas College transfer student scholarships:
1) Cumberland Grant - Offered to all incoming transfer students ($6,000/year)

2) Aquinas College Educational Advancement Award (ACEAA)*

Aquinas 
College GPA
Transfer 
CU Grant
Academic Excellence 
with 60+ 
Credit Hours-
Total 
Award
3.50 and above
$6,000
$7,000
$13,000
3.0 to 3.49
$6,000
$4,000
$10,000
2.50 to 2.99
$6,000
$2,000
$8,000
Below 2.50
$6,000
-
$6,000

* The ACEAA applies to all baccalaureate degree programs except the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.


Special Consideration for Financial Aid

Students who have less than sixty (60) credit hours can submit their final high school transcript and highest composite ACT scores to be considered for financial aid awards typically reserved for incoming freshmen. This includes but not limited to Trustee and Presidential Awards.

Application for these awards is automatic when you apply to Cumberland and complete the FAFSA. The ACEAA is only applicable to non-nursing majors.

Can I hand-deliver my transcripts from Aquinas College or another college?
You can hand-deliver official transcripts to our Admissions Office (Memorial Hall, Room 100) as long as the envelope remains sealed. You can also contact the other college(s) to request official transcripts to be mailed to Cumberland. Our address is Cumberland University, 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN 37087.

If I only took one or two classes at another college and I failed/withdrew from them, does Cumberland still need that transcript?
Yes. We must have all transcripts from every college you have attended, regardless of performance or length of enrollment.

I applied to Cumberland previously and had my college transcripts sent then. Do I have to send them again?
Yes, we will need new transcripts from every college you’ve attended.

How will I know which of my college courses will transfer to Cumberland?
Once we receive your official transcripts and you have been initially accepted to Cumberland, our registrar’s office will do a transcript evaluation. At that point, you will know exactly which courses will transfer. Please be advised that any unofficial evaluations that are done for you during the admissions process will be overruled by the official evaluation that can only be completed by the registrar’s office.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted to Cumberland?
Once we have received all of your admissions documents, you will be notified by mail when you are accepted. If you have questions, give us a call at 615-547-1231.

Is there someone I can speak with about transferring to Cumberland?
You can speak with Eddie Lovin, our Executive Director of Enrollment Services. His email address is aquinas@cumberland.edu and his office phone number is 615-547-1231.

How can I check the status of my application once I’ve applied? Can I check the status of my application online?
Once you have applied, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to activate your student accounts. This will give you access to your student portal to review your Document Tracking. In Document Tracking, you will find all of your admissions documents required and what we have received. You can also reach out to Eddie Lovin, our Executive Director of Enrollment Services. His email address is aquinas@cumberland.edu and his office phone number is 615-547-1231.