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Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
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Transfer Student Information
Policy

Document Number: ENRSER--108 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 01/27/2017
Primary Author: Executive Director of Enrollment Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/29/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about transfer student policies.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Enrollment Services, Students, VP for Academic Affairs


Responsibility: Enrollment Services
VP for Academic Affairs

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

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Transfer Student Information


All students who wish to transfer from another college or university to Cumberland University must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better to qualify for admission. Transfer students who have previously passed fewer than 30 semester hours at other institutions must submit high school transcripts or General Education Development (GED) Test scores, plus ACT or SAT scores. Transfer students must be eligible to re-enter the school from which they are transferring.

 

All students who wish to transfer from another college or university to Cumberland University must submit official transcripts from every college/university that he/she has attended.

 


2.

Applicant Self-identification of Criminal History

 


During the application process, all applicants have the opportunity to self-identify as being previously convicted of a felony. Those applicants affirming such a history are required to submit a written statement outlining the details of the conviction and the steps previously taken to reform and prevent repeated behavior. This written statement is separate from the personal statement required by select applicants appealing to the Admissions Committee.

Also, any student self-reporting a criminal history will be required to give consent to the Provost allowing the Provost to request a criminal background check report from a reputable agency of the Provost’s choosing. Such a report will give accurate detail either supporting or refuting the claims made by the applicant and provide an unbiased narrative of the past criminal history in question. Since the report may improve the university’s ability to fairly adjudicate the student’s application, the university will pay any fees required by the reporting agency. This report will then remain confidential, secured in the University Provost’s Office, and viewable only by the University President, Provost, and Vice President of Enrollment Services during a called meeting of the Admissions Special Circumstances Sub-committee of the Admissions Committee. A copy of the report will be included in the final electronic version of the student’s admissions file via the document tracking feature within the university’s database management system and processed under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Enrollment Management with original copies returned to the Provost.

Lastly, if any student admitted by the university fails to self-report a criminal history, the Provost has the authority and discretion to summarily dismiss the student. Dismissal as a result of a criminal history will not merit an appeal at any level of university administration and will remain in effect indefinitely.  

 


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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

VP for Academic Affairs

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