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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Acceptance of Transfer Credit
Policy

Document Number: ACAD--118 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/08/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about acceptance of transfer credit relative to Academic Affairs.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Academic Affairs, Students, Enrollment Services


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
Enrollment Services
Registrar
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice
Federal statutes

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Acceptance of Transfer Credit


Normally, Cumberland University accepts transfer credits from all institutions of higher learning that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, or a similar body of a recognized regional accrediting agency. Students transferring from colleges and/or universities outside of these  must have their transcripts evaluated by World Educational Services, Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, (1-800-937-3895). For transfer credits to be accepted, they must appear on an official sealed transcript of the institution granting the credits. The following policies apply to acceptance of transfer credit:

1. No more than 90 total semester hours of transfer credit from all institutions will be accepted toward completion of a baccalaureate degree at Cumberland University.

2. A maximum of 70 semester hours may be accepted for transfer credit from a junior and/or community college.

3. At least 25% of the upper division (300-400 numbered courses) degree requirements must be earned at Cumberland University.

4. A student transferring into Cumberland University must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.00 scale.

5. Only courses in which a “C” or higher has been earned may be accepted for transfer credit.

6. Developmental and remedial classes taken at institutions other than Cumberland University will not be accepted.

7. Cumberland University reserves the right to determine course equivalency regarding acceptance of transfer academic credits.

8. Cumberland University does not automatically accept transfer credit for Advanced Placement Exams, ACTFL, CLEP, PEP, or DANTES from another institution. Cumberland University reserves the right to request and review original scores before granting credit for any type of examination. Scores from any examination must meet Cumberland University’s standards for credit. Cumberland University’s minimum scores for credit for examination can be found in other sections of the Cumberland University Undergraduate Catalog.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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