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First-Time Freshmen
Policy

Document Number: ENRSER--104 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Executive Director of Enrollment Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/29/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about first-time freshmen requirements.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Students


Responsibility: Enrollment Services

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

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Loss of privilege

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Policy Provisions
1.

First-Time Freshmen


1. All students must file an Application for Admission and submit a non-refundable application fee of $25 which must accompany the application form. Students may also apply to the University online at www.cumberland.edu. Students who apply online may pay their application fee online. The application form must have all the appropriate spaces completed. Failure to complete the application form or to submit the $25 application fee will result in a delay in processing and consideration of the application. Paper applications are available in the Cumberland University Office of Admissions or may be requested by calling the Office of Admissions at (615) 547-1224.

2. All students must submit a comprehensive personal statement along with their application. This statement should indicate why the student would like to attend Cumberland University and discuss an attribute he/she possesses that would help create a diverse student body.

3. All students must be graduates of an accredited high school with an academic diploma and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Transcripts from graduates of Tennessee public high schools must provide evidence that the student passed the required Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). Applicants who have a passing score, 450 or higher, on the General Educational Development (GED) Test will also be considered for admission. NOTE: The high school transcript must be a regular or honors diploma. A Special Education Diploma or Certificate of Attendance does not meet this requirement.

4. All students must submit an official score report for an ACT or the SAT. The student must attend an official national testing date for this score to be considered for admission purposes. The minimum scores that are required are a composite score of 21 on the ACT or 980/990 SAT critical reading and math combined score. The official score report must be submitted from the high school or from the ACT or SAT testing agency. ACT or SAT scores that have been manually entered on transcripts or self reported are considered to be unofficial and do not meet the official ACT or SAT score report requirement. This 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.

5. Students with a GPA or ACT/SAT score that does not fit the combination scale will be admitted only upon the recommendation and approval of the Cumberland University Admissions Committee.

6. All students must complete the required immunization form provided by the Office of Admissions. For further information regarding current immunization requirements please contact the Office of Admissions.

7. Any student requesting special consideration or exception to these criteria may address his/her requests to:

 

Office of Admissions

Cumberland University

One Cumberland Square

Lebanon, TN 37087

 

8. When all admissions paperwork has been received in the Office of Admissions, the student will be contacted regarding his/her admission status.

 

Upon admission to Cumberland University, first-time freshmen are required to confirm their position in the Fall class and to submit the one time $100 Freshman Fee. The Freshman Fee should accompany the acceptance of position form and be submitted prior to April 1st. The Freshman Fee must be submitted before Freshmen can attend a Freshmen Registration Session. The Freshman Fee is non-refundable after April 1st.

 

 


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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.
Executive Director of Enrollment Services

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