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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Alternative Methods for Earning University Credit
Policy

Document Number: ENRSER--111 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/06/2012
Primary Author: Executive Director of Enrollment Services Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/29/2011

General Description
Description:

Information on alternative methods for earning university credit.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Students


Responsibility: Enrollment Services
Registrar
Student Financial 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
Standards of good practice
Standard company policies
Federal statutes

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Alternative Methods for Earning University Credit

 


After enrollment at Cumberland University, students may be awarded credit toward their university degree through methods other than Cumberland University course work. Examples include Advanced Placement credit, Experiential Learning credit, credit by examination, credit for outstanding ACT scores, and military credit. Any one example or combination thereof may not total more than 25% of the total number of credits submitted for a degree. This credit is not calculated for purposes of admission to Cumberland University and is apart from any transferred credit awarded during the admission process for courses completed at other institutions.

 

Students currently enrolled at Cumberland University must file an Academic Appeal for Transient Permission to receive credit for transfer coursework earned after enrollment. This coursework is evaluated according to Cumberland University's transfer credit policy.

 

Credit will not be awarded for any exam or course content for which a student has previously received credit or if a student has previously completed advanced study beyond the level to be covered by the exam. If an exam or its articulated content is repeated, credit will only be awarded for the second taking. Evaluation of credit earned by alternative methods is based on articulated equivalencies in effect at the time the credit is requested. General guidelines for alternative credit types accepted by the University are described in subsequent policy statements.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure
Compliance with federal mandate

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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