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.