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Transfer Credit

If you’ve taken courses or received a degree from another college or university, you’re probably wondering what will transfer into a University of the Cumberlands degree program.  Get more information on how to ensure you transfer as many credit hours as possible to UC.

Transfer credit evaluation is under the authority of the Registrar. An official evaluation of your college credits will be made after you have been formally admitted to the University.

Students will generally receive credit for all college level work in which a passing grade is earned, provided such credit is earned from an institution which is fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations.

Transfer students admitted with junior or senior standing must complete a minimum of one third of the course requirements for each major or minor at University of the Cumberlands.

For specific questions, please direct inquiries to the Office of the Registrar at 1-800-343-1609 or by email to registrar@ucumberlands.edu.

Transfer Policies

  • Students will generally receive credit for all college-level work in which a passing grade is earned, provided such credit is earned from an institution which is fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations. Remedial courses are not transferable. Grades lower than ‘C’ will not be accepted in courses which apply toward the student’s major.
  • University of the Cumberlands reserves the right to evaluate and accept or reject college credit earned prior to high school graduation. This evaluation will be done course by course in consultation with the appropriate department.
  • To be eligible for admission to the University of the Cumberlands, all transfer students must not be currently on academic or social suspension and must be eligible to return to their previous institution.
  • Transfer students admitted with junior or senior standing must complete a minimum of one-third of the course requirements in the major or minor at the University of the Cumberlands (CLEP and departmental bypass exams will not meet this requirement). Specific requirements for each major, or minor may vary with department policies. Please contact the Registrar for specific information.
  • At least twenty-five percent of the total semester hours in any degree requirement must be completed at the University of the Cumberlands. CLEP, Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) and departmental bypass exams will not meet this requirement.
  • Credit by examination (AP, CLEP, IB) recorded for a specific course on an official transcript, must meet the University of the Cumberlands standards in order to be accepted as transfer credit. Students must present official score reports (AP, CLEP, IB Diploma), and pay required fees and tuition (CLEP) in order to receive credit. Departmental bypass challenge/exams from other institutions are not transferable.
  • Courses, which carry less credit, than is required by University of the Cumberlands General Education Program or any other specific college or departmental requirement, may not be substituted for that requirement.
  • Only grades earned at University of the Cumberlands will be used in calculating student grade point averages.
  • All terms taken at any institution will be counted in calculating full-time terms of attendance.
  • A total of thirty-six (36) semester hours or more in courses numbered 300 or above must be presented for graduation from University of the Cumberlands.
  • Thirty (30) of the last thirty-six (36) hours must be taken at University of the Cumberlands. If the student is seeking teacher certification, the student teaching course hours do NOT count toward these thirty (30) hours.
  • As a requirement for graduation, all full-time students in the undergraduate program, with less than senior standing (96 semester hours), must enroll in UCEN 101 UC Engage for every semester of enrollment. Students who are 25 years of age or older at the time of their enrollment are exempt from this requirement. There are no other exemptions. Credit for UCEN 101 is Pass (A) / Fail (F) with 0.50 academic credit hours available each semester. The grade received is factored into the student’s cumulative grade point average.