There are a few things you will need to do to prepare for orientation and the beginning
of your collegiate career. Below is a list of some important steps you need to take
before attending orientation:
ALEKS Math Assessment
Health Form and Immunization Requirements
ALEKS Math Assessment
To better ensure student success, the University of Memphis has adopted a mandatory
math assessment, known as ALEKS. The ALEKS assessment provides you with an opportunity
to find out what math course best fits your current knowledge and abilities. It is
important for success in mathematics that you enroll in a course for which you have
the necessary preparation and which leads to the math courses required for your particular
All incoming students must complete the ALEKS placement assessment before attending
New Student Orientation in order to register for any mathematics course. Full information
can be found at http://www.memphis.edu/aleks and testing access is available through the MyMemphis portal at https://my.memphis.edu. All students must have the ALEKS math assessment completed prior to their orientation
sessions so the score will be available to their academic advisors.
Please remember your ALEKS score will determine which math course you are eligible
to register for at NSO. However, your advisor will assist you with all of your options
for further review and placement at NSO.
Visit www.memphis.edu/aleks for additional information.
HEALTH FORM AND IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization
Proof of two Varicella (chicken pox) immunizations are required for all incoming students.
Students must show proof of two vaccinations prior to registering for classes at New
Student Orientation. Please note: The two doses must be given at least 30 days apart per CDC guidelines.
Students graduating from a Tennessee high school must provide proof of one vaccination
given after graduation OR proof of two vaccinations given at any time.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunizations
Proof of two MMR immunizations are required for all incoming students. Students who
did not graduate from a Tennessee high school must show proof of two MMR immunizations.
Skin Test for Tuberculosis
Students who are not United States Citizens and are coming from areas of high tuberculosis
transmission are required to have a Tuberculosis Skin Test (Mantoux, also known as
PPD) before registering for classes the University of Memphis at New Student Orientation.
The test must have been administered in the United States within the past six months.
Visit http://saweb.memphis.edu/health/immunization/tb_skin.htm for more information and a list of countries whose students may be excluded from
receiving the test.
Hepatitis B and Meningitis Immunization Health History Form
Students who will be under the age of 18 during their orientation session must have
the Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. When completing the form, please
mark your selection on both sections of the form and have your parent or legal guardian
sign both sections of the form.
Student Health Services highly recommends students have both vaccinations. Students
living in on-campus residence halls must be immunized against the meningococcal disease.
The State of Tennessee requires students under the age of 22 who will be living in
a University of Memphis residence to be immunized against meningococcal disease on
or after their 16th birthday and to provide proof of receiving this immunization before
moving into their residence.
Return your completed forms and/or immunization records to Student Health Services
via the immunization upload system at https://umwa.memphis.edu/immunizations/or by mail to:
It is strongly recommended that you also BRING a copy of your forms and records with
you to New Student Orientation.
- The University of Memphis, Student Health Services
200 Hudson Health Center, Memphis, TN 38152