Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Cumberland University admits those applicants whose ability, training, motivation, and interests indicate that they will succeed in college course work.

General requirements include:

  • Minimum of 21 ACT composite score or 1060 SAT Total Score*
  • Minimum 3.00 high school grade point average (unweighted)*
  • Official academic transcript(s) (including Dual Enrollment Courses)
  • A non-refundable $25 application fee ($50 for international students)
  • Completed Application for Admission
  • Immunization records (printable form)
*For students who do not meet the minimum high school grade point average (unweighted) and/or minimum ACT composite score/SAT Total Score, the University will require the student to complete a personal statement. Written by the student, the personal statement will indicate why the student would like to attend Cumberland University, would help contribute to a diverse student body, and measures the student will take to be successful academically at the University.
The ACT/SAT 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.

Applicants should submit their application online and pay their application fee online or with the Business Office. Applicants must request official transcripts from their high school and any college or university where the applicant has received credit to be sent to the Cumberland University Office of Admissions. A final transcript bearing the seal of the institution and showing final class rank, GPA, test scores, and other pertinent information is also required. Applicants also must submit official scores for either the ACT or the SAT college admissions tests if these are not included on the official transcripts. After all application materials have been received and evaluated, the Office of Admissions will notify the student of his/her admission status.