For admission into a degree program, applicants should allow a reasonable amount of
time for necessary documents to be processed by the appropriate degree program and
Graduate Admissions (approximately three to six weeks). International applicants should allow at least four months for the application process. Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure
All determinations concerning the classification of a student as in-state or out-of-state
for fee purposes are made in the Graduate Admissions office. If, for any reason, there
is a question about a state residency classification, the student is responsible for
requesting a review of his/her residency status BEFORE classes begin. Complete an Application for Residency Classification and submit it
to Graduate Admissions (101 Wilder Tower) for review.
All admission credentials become the property of the University and will not be forwarded
or returned. Credentials will be maintained in active files for 12 months, after which
they will be destroyed.
Steps for applying:
- First view departmental information about admission requirements, test score requirements, application deadlines, etc.
Some departments may also require a separate admissions application and may have an
earlier application deadline.
- Use our electronic admission applications to apply to Graduate School, file for readmission or to change your current degree
program or student level. (Application fees for initial admission are $35 application
fee for domestic students and $60 for international students).
- All college transcripts and test score information should also be sent directly to
Graduate Admissions. Beginning with Summer and Fall 2013 admittance, the following programs require the ETS® Personal Potential Index (PPI) Evaluation
Report containing a minimum of three (3) evaluations from separate evaluators in order
to consider your application complete. The PPI is a third-party evaluative tool administered
by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) organization. There is no fee to submit the PPI report to the University of Memphis.
The PPI is required for the following programs:
1) The Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Doctoral programs in the Department
2) The Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in the Herff College of Engineering
The PPI is highly recommended for the following programs:
1) The Master of Arts program in Public and Non-Profit Administration
2) The Master of Science and Ed.D. programs in Counseling
You can create an ETS PPI account and review the ETS PPI Information Bulletin, which
explains the service, at http://www.ets.org/ppi/applicants/start/.
PPI - Steps At A Glance
1. Create an ETS PPI account to begin the process.
2. Provide contact information for the evaluators you would like to complete an ETS
3. ETS sends an email to each evaluator inviting them to access the ETS PPI system
and complete your evaluation.
4. Each evaluator logs in to the ETS PPI system to rate you on six personal attributes
and provide an overall evaluation. Evaluators also may provide optional comments for
each attribute as well as for the overall rating.
5. You are notified via e-mail when each time that one of your evaluators completes
6. **THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP** After all of your evaluators have completed their PPI
reports, you must log back into your PPI account, designate the University of Memphis
Office of Graduate Admissions to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report and select the
evaluations that are to be included in the report. Our office cannot access your PPI
recommendations until you complete this step.
7. Once you designate the University of Memphis to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report,
ETS creates an evaluation report and sends it electronically to the University of
Memphis, Office of Graduate Admissions. Allow up to 5 days for the report to be processed
and sent to the University of Memphis. View a sample PPI Report: http://www.ets.org/Media/Products/PPI/PPI__Sample_Score_Report.pdf
The evaluators/faculty members who you choose should be individuals that you believe
are best able to objectively comment on your intellectual and professional achievements
We may call or write your recommenders for more information.
It is posted on this webpage: http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/admproc.php
- Applicants whose highest degree is from a foreign institution must have their credentials
evaluated by any credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services web site. Course-to-course evaluation is required. If the program to which you are
applying requires letters of recommendation, those letters should be sent directly
to the department.
- Once your application and application fee have been received, all pertinent data will
be entered into a central database. At that time, Graduate Admissions will send confirmation
of the receipt of your application.
- After all pertinent admissions information (test scores and transcripts) is received
by Graduate Admissions, your record will be forwarded to the respective department
- If you would like to check your application status, please click here.
- If the department decides to recommend your admission, Graduate Admissions will be
notified. Subsequently, you may hear from the department regarding their recommendation
of admission before you hear from Graduate Admissions regarding final admission.
- Graduate Admissions will send official letters of admission.
- For international applicants, the I-20 or IAP-66 needed to secure an F-1 or J-1 visa
is enclosed with the official letter of admission.