Cumberland University is a special place. We hope you can see yourself thriving with our Phoenix family. We’re excited you’re considering Cumberland University. Our team will do everything we can to answer your questions, guide you through the admissions process and share all CU has to offer.
$50 application fee
High School transcripts evaluated by member of NACES
Official SAT or ACT score
Official English3 or TOEFL proficiency Exam Score
Financial capability forms
Step 1: Complete your online application.
Before your academic journey can begin, you must take the first step and apply. You should apply at least six (6) months in advance to allow sufficient time for completion of files and correspondence.
Step 2: Pay non-refundable application fee of $50
A non-refundable application fee of $50, must accompany your application. You may pay your application fee online or submit with your completed Affidavit of Support (Funding Agency) application form. Failure to submit the $50 application fee will result in a delay in processing and consideration of the application.
Step 3: Complete and submit your Affidavit of Support form
All international students must file an affidavit of support form. This form tells us if you are receiving support from your government, an organization, or institution apart from Cumberland University. Please ask your funding agency to complete the form. All supporting documents to the affidavit support form must be in English, be dated within the past six (6) months, be official, and be signed by the appropriate officials. All the appropriate spaces on the form must be completed. Failure to complete the form or to submit the $50 application fee will result in a delay in processing and consideration of the application.
Step 4: Submit all application documents
No international student will be considered for admission and enrollment at Cumberland University until all official documents have been received and are on file.
Step 5: Complete other admissions requirements
Submit official transcripts to an evaluation agency
Graduation from an accredited high school is required. All students must submit English translated official transcripts of all secondary work.
International students must submit their official transcripts to an evaluation agency that is a member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc., (AICE) or a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES ) for translation, evaluation, and to provide a cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. An original copy of the evaluation must be on file before the student is considered for admission. A minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for freshmen is required for secondary work. All students who wish to transfer from another college or university must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better to qualify for undergraduate admission.
Satisfactory score on the English3 Proficiency Test (E3PT)
All students from countries where English is not the native language must demonstrate a satisfactory score on the English3 Proficiency Test (E3PT) with a score of 62 or higher or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination with a score of 61 or higher on the internet-based exam.
E3PT scores will be sent directly to the University from E3PT. TOEFL Scores will need to be requested and an official copy sent directly from TOEFL. The English Proficiency requirement may be waived for students transferring to the university from a United States institution, who have completed a minimum of 24 college-level credits and meet the minimum GPA requirement for admission.
Submit financial affidavits
All students must submit an affidavit that shows the student has funds for the cost of living and studying at Cumberland University for two semesters on deposit at a financial institution in the United States or a foreign country. An affidavit of support is required each academic year.
Submit Official SAT or ACT score
ACT or SAT examinations are required for freshman or transfer students who have less than 30 hours of college work. The minimum scores that are required are a composite score of 21 on the ACT or 980/990 SAT critical reading and math combined score. The official score report must be submitted from the high school or from the ACT or SAT testing agency. ACT or SAT scores that have been manually entered on transcripts or self reported are considered to be unofficial and do not meet the official ACT or SAT score report requirement. This requirement is waived for persons who have graduated five years or more prior to their application to the University or are 25 years of age or older upon the beginning of their first semester at the University.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students who have completed a thirteenth year in a secondary (high) school must take and pass College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations to receive college credit for courses taken in that thirteenth year.
Enroll in health and accident insurance
All international students must enroll in health and accident insurance approved by Cumberland University and provide evidence of appropriate insurance. The Designated School Official (DSO) will assist in locating an agent to supply such service.
Submit documentation of immunizations
All students must provide documentation of the required immunizations. Required immunizations include; 2 doses of Varicella, 2 doses of MMR, 1 dose of Meningococcal if living on campus, and 3 doses of Hep B if a health science major.
Pay International Fee
All international students are required to pay an international fee of $75 each semester.
Once accepted for admission
Once the student has been accepted for admission, the university will then issue a Certificate of Eligibility for non-immigrant “F-1” student status (1-20).
Part-time and transient students must meet the same requirements as outlined above; in addition to paying the total cost of course work at the time of registration.
Have questions? We have answers.
Check out our International Student FAQs.
Contact Us. We’re Here to Help
If you have any questions or need any help through your next steps, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help guide you through this process and discuss your future at Cumberland University.
The Admissions Office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm CST. Please contact the Admissions Office at 615-547-1246 locally or 800-467-0562 to speak with our International Enrollment Specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org.