Communication from MCU Administration

MCU Administration will be sending out email notifications.  This page will be a repository for archived messages.  



June 3, 2014

Dear MCU Student:

We are pleased to announce that Teach Out Agreements with the University of the Cumberlands, Campbellsville University and Murray State University have been approved. These three institutions are very excited about working with MCU students.

Each institution has made decisions on application fees, transfer of credit, and residency requirements in agreement with their specific governance structures. The University of the Cumberlands and Campbellsville University are private, Southern Baptist universities much like Mid-Continent University. Murray State is the only public, state institution approved to offer a teach out with MCU students.

The following summary chart of the three approved teach out institutions will give you an idea of key features of what each institution offers MCU students. You can also click on the institution name to access their MCU web landing page for additional information.  Click to view the Summary Chart.

Each institution is ready to assist you with advising, financial aid, and other matters related to completing your degree. We recommend that if you have not already done so, you contact these institutions as soon as possible.


University of the Cumberlands

Campbellsville University       

Murray State University          

MCU’s Registrar Office remains open to assist you to obtain official transcripts. Access the transcript request form here.

We wish you the best in choosing a school to complete your degree.


Dr. Tom Walden
Acting President
Mid-Continent University


May 2, 2014

Campbellsville University on MCU Campus Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Representatives from Campbellsville University will be at the MCU campus in Mayfield to meet with traditional and Advantage students wanting to learn more about transferring to Campbellsville University. CU representatives will meet with students between Noon and 6pm on Tuesday, May 6 in the Advantage Classroom.

Students who are unable to attend this information session can contact Campbellsville University directly or by visiting their website Look for the MCU tab on their main page.

The Campbellsville University coaching staff is scheduled to meet with MCU athletes on Tuesday, May 6 from 10am to Noon in the Cougar Center. Athletes, please contact your coach or the AD for more information.

Please continue to check this site for current information.

MCU Student Information Services


April 29, 2014

MCU Student Teach-out update – We continue to work with University of the Cumberlands, Murray State University, and Campbellsville University to develop a SACS, DOE, and CPE approved teach-out agreement for our students.  The teach-out agreement will be very beneficial to MCU students and will address transfer, tuition, financial aid, and residency requirements.  The goal is to partner our students with three universities that can provide similar degree programs at costs similar to MCU tuition costs.

When the teach-out plan is approved, the three partner universities will directly contact MCU students.  The goal of University of the Cumberlands, Murray State University, and Campbellsville University is to match each MCU student with a program that best meets their needs for graduation.  All three institutions offer degree programs designed for working adults, on-line, and traditional students.  MCU is asking our students to be patient as we seek approval of the teach-out plan.  The goal of all institutions involved in this process is to help MCU students transfer all credits and complete their degree programs in as short a time as possible.

MCU Student Information Services



University of the Cumberlands to Visit MCU Campus Wednesday 4/30/14

To All MCU Students:

A representative from the University of the Cumberlands will be on the MCU campus this Wednesday,4/30/14 from noon to 6:00 pm in Classroom Building #103 to assist transferring students.

Next week, representatives from Campbellsville University will be on campus. Date and time details will be provided as soon as they become available.

MCU Student Information Services


April 24, 2014 12:10 pm

To All MCU Students:

Mid-Continent University is working with Murray State University, the University of the Cumberland’s, and Campbellsville University to develop teach-out and transfer agreements for Mid-Continent Students.  MCU and these three sister institutions are working with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, who will provide final approval of a teach-out and transfer plan.

We are honored to be partnering with universities of such quality as we work to ensure our students are cared for during this time of transition.  We are confident that Murray State University, the University of the Cumberland’s, and Campbellsville University will help our students to easily transition to education programs that are similar to what are students received at MCU.

We will work diligently with our accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, to ensure that the needs of our students are met.  Final approval of any teach-out or transfer agreement is handled by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and the Department of Education.


MCU Student Information Services



April 18, 2014 6:53 pm

Dear MCU Student:

I know that the news of MCU’s closing June 30,, 2014 creates fear, frustration and disappointment. You have spent countless hours working toward your MCU degree.  Now what?

We are working very hard to create what is referred to as a “teach out” agreement with several institutions that we feel will best serve our students’ needs.  These institutions have similar degrees to MCU’s, some cater to adult learners, have multiple locations and online, and may be interested in teaching out your degree at one of MCU’s current sites.  A “teach out” agreement also reduces typical transfer issues such as meeting the transfer institution’s residency requirement, not accepting all credits, and not being able to complete the program you began.   We are also working with institutions that are very close to or even less than MCU in tuition cost.

Teach out agreements are approved by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, SACSCOC, and the US Department of Education to ensure that you, the student, receive the very best opportunity to complete your degree that can be offered under the circumstances. 

Before you make a final decision as to where you will transfer, I encourage you to wait for the information on MCU’s teach out plan. While we are deeply saddened that MCU will close, we are now focused on ensuring you have every opportunity to finish the degree you began at MCU at another institution.  We don’t take this hand off lightly. 

Information will be available to you as soon as the teach out agreement(s) is approved by the regulatory agencies. We will communicate the information via email and on the MCU website.

May God bless you as you pursue a new college or university.


Debra W. Hudson, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs / Non-Traditional Program Operations


April 17, 2014 5:09 pm

To All MCU Students:

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 the Board of Trustees of Mid-Continent University approved the following action: “Consistent with the current class structure the last date of instruction will be June 30, 2014.”  I was asked to serve as Acting President on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The Board regrets the myriad of circumstances that brought forth this unfortunate situation.

We are working diligently to develop plans for the continuation of your educational programs with as little distribution in your programs as possible.  Please complete all courses in which you are enrolled.  We want to offer you multiple options with the goal of continuing quality Christ-centered educational programs for current Mid-Continent students through other accredited educational institutions.  We are developing a plan to provide you with available help after closing.

We wish to assure you all of your academic records will be permanently secured by Mid-Continent University or another similar institution.  All work completed by June 30, 2014 will be fully accredited by SACSCOC.   We will announce plans for such a repository in the coming weeks.

Please know the focus of my administration is to serve students preparing to graduate and those who wish to continue to completion of degrees.  We will release progress on our plans as they progress in the coming weeks.   Graduation will occur as scheduled at 3:00 pm on May 10 at Graves County High School in Mayfield, KY.

Again, we regret the effect this set of circumstances has had on your life and educational goals.  And I wish to express again my profound appreciation to the faculty and staff who are volunteering their services to allow us to complete this academic year.



Dr. R. Tom Walden

Acting President