Academic Advising
University of Memphis Photo
Advising Information for Faculty and Staff Advisor News and Links

A new Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policy concerning transfer credit has been approved and will take effect the beginning of Summer 2015 (i.e., June 1, 2015).  As a TBR institution we are following the TBR timeline to implement this new policy. 

Students taking courses at another school Summer 2015 (or later) to have transfer work sent back to U of M for your academic record should be aware of and consider the following:

What Is Changing about Transfer Credit

  • Beginning with Summer 2015, grades associated with transfer coursework taken from that point forward will not be used in calculating the Cumulative Overall GPA or the Cumulative Overall Combined GPA. (I have a question about this)

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

What Remains the Same about Transfer Credit

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

  • Grades will be recorded on the U of M record so that they will be available to the advisor and the graduation analyst.(I have a question about this)

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

  • Grades for work taken as part of U of M’s Study Abroad program will continue to be posted to the academic record and reflected in the Cumulative Overall GPA and the Cumulative Overall Combined GPA.(I have a question about this)

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

  • Transfer work already on the record for terms prior to Summer 2015 will continue to be reflected in the Cumulative Overall GPA and the Cumulative Overall Combined GPA.(I have a question about this)

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

Students who plan to attend other institutions to have coursework transferred back to U of M are being instructed to discuss their plans with the advisor first. If you need clarification, please use the question submission buttons above, or the link below.

I have a question that is not directly connected to any of the points above.

See what questions others asked about this (and the answers!)

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

1. Beginning with Summer 2015, grades associated with transfer coursework taken from that point forward will not be used in calculating the Cumulative Overall GPA or the Cumulative Overall Combined GPA.

Question: What if a student attends another institution for the purpose of replacing a U of M grade to satisfy a requirement for a particular program. Will the program have to calculate the replaced grade for program entry on their own?

Answer: UMdegree will continue to calculate a program GPA. For me information about the calculation of program GPA in UMdegree, contact kthurmnd@memphis.edu

Question: Does this policy, or will this policy sometime in the future, apply to graduate students as well?

Answer: The policy is being applied only to the undegraduate gpa at this time.

Question: Does this apply to all transfer work, 2 year/4 year schools from TN or anywhere else?

Answer: The policy applies to all undergraduate transfer credit.

2. It is still important that the student report any coursework taken at other institutions.

3. Grades will be recorded on the U of M record so that they will be available to the advisor and the graduation analyst.

Question: Is the U of M record the transcript currently available in Self Service Banner?

Answer: Yes, the Student Academic Transcript (Academic Transcript) is the UofM record.

4. Grades for work taken as part of U of M’s Study Abroad program will continue to be posted to the academic record and reflected in the Cumulative Overall GPA and the Cumulative Overall Combined GPA.

Question: What other types of credit will be taken into account for the ʺCombined GPAʺ? Will it just be the students' University of Memphis coursework plus any credit from study abroad? What other types of coursework might factor into the Combined GPA, if any, since transfer grades will no longer be reflected there.

Answer: Our Office of Admissions adds credit from Advanced Placement, CLEP, DSST, and the like U of M credit through transfer credit for administrative purposes, but everything is loaded with “S” grades which will not count in GPA anyway.

5. Credit hours for coursework passed at other institutions will continue to be reflected in the U of M earned hours.

6. The University’s current repeat policy will remain in effect.

Question: Will the 2nd grade from the transfer institution be included in the GPA, or will the first grade just be excluded without the replacement?

Answer: If a student has two attempts of a course with the second attempt being in transfer credit, the transfer course will be assigned a grade that only counts in earned hours (example: TA).  The first attempt will be marked with an exclude indicator and will be completely removed from the student’s statistics.  The second attempt will be marked with an include indicator; however, the include will only be for earned hours.  The “A” will not be included in the GPA.

7. Transfer work already on the record for terms prior to Summer 2015 will continue to be reflected in the Cumulative Overall GPA and the Cumulative Overall Combined GPA.

8. I have a question that is not directly connected to any of the points above.


Advising Tip: Get a free planner at the beginning of each semester to stay organized and keep up with assignments.

 

Schedule Now 

Prepare for Advising Checklists

New Freshmen Students
New Transfer Students
Current Students

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2014 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Academic Advising | 500 Wilder Tower | Memphis, TN 38152
Last Updated: 10/30/14