Frequently asked questions
What is a credit hour? How many credit hours does the average Cumberland student take during a semester?
A student earns credits for the successful completion of each course for each academic term. The average Vanderbilt student takes 12 – 15 credit hours (4 – 5 courses) per semester.
What areas of study are offered at Cumberland?
Cumberland offers over 90 areas of study broken down into three schools on campus.
What resources and facilities are available for academic assistance?
Cumberland encourages students seeking help regarding their academic performance to meet with their professors or consult with their academic advisors. Other options for assistance include Tutoring Services, Internship Placement Services, and Disability Services Department.
Does Cumberland award credit for Advanced Placement (AP) test scores?
Yes, Cumberland generally awards college credit for a score of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement exam.
How many students live on campus?
Cumberland typically houses around 500 students each year.
How do I request a transcript?
To request a transcript from Cumberland to go to another institution, follow this link.
Are freshmen required to live on campus?
Freshmen that live outside of 30 miles from campus are required to live on campus for their first year.