Frequently asked questions
What is a credit hour? How many credit hours does the average Cumberland student take during a semester?
A student earn credits for the successful completion of each course in each academic term, with each average course worth 3 credit hours. A bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. The average Cumberland student takes 12 – 15 credit hours (4 – 5 courses) per semester. You must take 12 credit hours per semester to be considered a full-time student.
What areas of study are offered at Cumberland?
Cumberland offers over 80 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.