Admission Requirements

University of the Cumberlands welcomes students from other countries and is authorized under US Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant international students who are granted F-1 student visas.  We know this process can be confusing so do not hesitate to call.
To be considered for admission, please submit:

The University of the Cumberlands welcomes international students into all of its on-campus programs.  Regardless of citizenship or geographic location, all applicants must complete the application for admission.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, an international student must submit the following:

  • An application for admission.
  • Evaluations of secondary School or University transcripts.  All international transcripts, regardless of academic level, must be submitted to one of the approved transcript evaluation services listed below who will provide University of the Cumberlands an official record of academic equivalents.
              -- World Education Services (WES)
              -- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO)
              -- Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
              -- Student – Athletes are encouraged to use PLAYNAIA InCRED
  • Official copies of ACT and/or SAT I scores.
  • Please note, many UC graduate programs require other standardized testing requirements.  Please see program specific application requirements.
  • Demonstration of English Proficiency will be required for any student scoring below minimum ACT or SAT requirements (ACT 17 or below SAT 840 or below).
              -- Accepted English proficiency test include the TOEFL.  University of the Cumberland’s
                  minimum acceptable scores from the TOEFL are as follows:
                  Paper-based TOEFL 550, Internet-based TOEFL 79
              -- Conditional acceptance into the university Intensive English Program (IEP) may be offered
                  to international students possessing lower scores on standard language tests,
                  on the basis of strong individual academic records.
Once admitted, students will receive a link requesting additional information.  This information is required in order to process and issue an I-20.





Other Helpful Links
  • TOEFL  The code for UC:  1145
Minimum Acceptance Scores

Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) 

Computer-based TOEFL (CBT)

Internet-based TOEFL (IBT)


STEP Eiken






All international students will be required to take an institutionally based English exam within a few days after their arrival on campus and prior to their registration for courses, regardless of the ACT or SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, or STEP Eiken test scores received.  The outcome of this exam will determine a student’s course placement.