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Megan MurphyStudent Spotlight

Megan Murphy
Memphis, TN
Nursing with a Minor in Spanish

When I transferred to the University of Memphis, I really thought I would be the type of student who went to school and just went home, but my experience here so far has been the total opposite. I love that Memphis has all the opportunities of a big school but the feeling of community that comes with going to a small school.

Transfer Evaluation Process

At the University of Memphis there are two situations where it would be necessary to have a transfer credit evaluation completed.

1. New transfer students to the University of Memphis or readmitting students who, since last attending the U of M, have attempted course work from another accredited institution of higher education, will be required to have their transcript/s sent to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. An admissions analyst will review the transcript and evaluate each course for equivalency to a course at the U of M. Some courses will have a direct equivalent and therefore, will receive credit for that class. Other courses may be evaluated and not have a direct equivalent - in those cases, credits will be assigned as electives. Exactly how each course fulfills degree program requirements will be determined by the student's academic advisor. There may also be times where courses do not fulfill any program requirements and will not transfer at all.  Transfer credit evaluations will only be completed after a student has been fully admitted to the University of Memphis in a degree seeking status.

2. The other situation where a transfer credit evaluation is done occurs when a currently enrolled University of Memphis student opts to take a course at another institution for credit towards his/her U of M program. In this situation, the student is required to meet with his/her advisor and determine the course equivalency prior to registering for the course at the other institution. Additional information on the transfer credit request process is available online.

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