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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Correspondence Credits
Policy

Document Number: ACAD--132 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/09/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about correspondence credit relative to Academic Affairs policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
Enrollment Services
Deans
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
Federal statutes

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Correspondence Credits


Credits earned by correspondence may be accepted toward graduation subject to the following stipulations:

 

1. The credits earned must be from a college that is regionally accredited.

2. Students in residence enrolled in fifteen (15) semester hours or more may not register for such courses.

3. Students not enrolled in fifteen (15) semester hours or more may, with written permission of the Dean of the appropriate school, enroll for the number of hours for which permission is given.

4. English 101 and 102 and MATH 111 may not be taken by correspondence.

5. Credits earned in correspondence courses must be “C” or above and in accord with the declared academic program of the student involved and must not duplicate courses already completed satisfactorily. A Cumberland University student may not use correspondence credit to repeat any previously transcripted class.

6. The maximum amount of correspondence and/or credit by examination allowed is one-fourth of the total number of credits required for a degree. In addition, the total number of credits earned through non-classroom circumstances my not exceed 30 hours. Specific information on course listings may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar. Since Cumberland University does not offer correspondence credit, for additional information, Tennessee residents may write or telephone:

 

Correspondence Program

Division of Continuing Education

University of Tennessee

Communications Building

Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

423-974-5135

 

Interested students should see the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean for permission criteria.

 


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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

Executive Director of Enrollment Services

VP for Academic Affairs

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