Under certain circumstances, a student currently enrolled and taking courses at Cumberland University may wish to take courses at the same time at another college or university. If the intent of earning college credit outside of Cumberland University is to transfer the outside credit into Cumberland University to meet degree program requirements, the student must secure approval from the dean of the school with academic responsibility for the degree program, the dean of the school housing the specific course, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
This appeal process involves a review of the students current academic standing, degree program requirements, and the transferability of the proposed outside course. Students seeking approval to attempt transient credit must complete and submit an Academic Appeal for Transient Permission to the dean of the school with academic responsibility for the degree program and to the dean of the school housing the course. The student is responsible for ensuring that the Academic Appeal is filed properly in the Registrars Office after obtaining the appropriate signatures from the dean(s). Final approval for transient permission rests with the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Students must complete their final 30 hours at Cumberland University to meet the schools residency requirement. Thus, approval for transient credit may not be granted in the students final 30 credit hours.