Center for Athletic Academic Services
Current Student - Athletes

Expectations of Student-Athletes

Each student-athlete plays an integral role in the academic pursuit of a degree from the University of Memphis. Student-athletes must take advantage of the services provided through CAAS and the University. Student-athletes are expected to:

  • Attend ALL classes,
  • Communicate with professors on a regular basis (especially during travel seasons),
  • Complete ALL assignments in a timely manner, and
  • Uphold standards of academic integrity by complying with all academic policies.

Student-Athlete Manual

Utilize the current edition of the Student-Athlete Manual for important information.

Student-Athlete's Role in Advising and Registration

One of the most important functions of CAAS is to advise student-athletes for course selection and assist in selection of an academic major. Academic advising requires a partnership between the student-athlete and the counselor to ensure the best decisions are made for the benefit of the student-athlete.

Student-athletes are required to meet with their Athletic Academic Counselor each semester during the advising period. Student-athletes who have declared an academic major are also required to meet with their major advisor. A list of departmental advisors can be found here.

Preparing for Academic Advising Meetings

Current Student-Athletes Who Have Declared a Major:

  1. Schedule an appointment with your athletic academic counselor.
  2. Consider courses to take:
    * Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for information regarding your major's requirements and the four-year plan. Make a list of courses for your major that you may want to or need to take.
    * Go to myMemphis. Click on the Student Tab. Utilize Registration Tools to investigate course offerings.
    * Use Advising Worksheet to make a list of courses, times, and professors for the courses you wish to take. Consider back-up courses for each.
  3. Check UM Degree to see what requirements you still need fulfill.
    * Make an appointment to meet with your MAJOR advisor.
  4. Make a list of questions to ask your counselor and be ready to inform your counselor if your plans for major/minor/career/graduate school have changed.
  5. Clear ALL holds before priority registration.

Current Student-Athletes Who Have NOT Declared a Major:

  1. Schedule an appointment with your athletic academic counselor.
  2. Consider courses to take:
    * Refer to the undergraduate catalog for information regarding available majors and their requirements.
  3. Review General Education requirements (these can also be located at the front desk in CAAS). Make a list of courses you may want to or need to take in the upcoming semester.
    * Go to myMemphis. Click on the Student Tab. Utilize Registration Tools to investigate course offerings.
    * Use Advising Worksheet to make a list of courses, times, and professors for the courses you wish to take. Consider back-up courses for each.

    Freshmen:  you must think about the major you may wish to declare as you complete the above steps.

    Sophomores:  you must declare your major by the end of summer. You will sign an Academic Program Maintenance Form during your advising appointment.
  4. Make a list of questions to ask your counselor and be ready to inform your counselor if your plans for major/minor/career/graduate school have changed.
  5. Clear ALL holds before priority registration.

Drop/Add/Withdrawal Process

Student-athletes must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Therefore, all changes to a student-athlete's course schedule must be coordinated through the Athletic Academic Counselor.

To contact your CAAS Athletic Academic Counselor, click here.

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