If you failed to earn a valid ACT/SAT test score in either math or English and lack
college level credit in these two areas, you will need to take the COMPASS (Computerized
Adaptive Placement Assessment & Support System) test for placement purposes. Your
are also encouraged to take this test if you feel that your ACT/SAT score does not
reflect your true knowledge of the subject area.
For information on ACT/SAT test scores and on COMPASS testing (including test dates),
visit the Transitional Academic Studies website.
Intensive English for Internationals Courses
The English for Internationals Program offers non-credit courses in English language
instruction for non-English Speakers, including a course for advanced students which
prepares them to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam.
For information on the program, including registration information, visit the Intensive English for Internationals website.
Language Placement Exams
All students should take a placement exam before enrolling for the first time in a
foreign language course at the University of Memphis.
For information on Language Placement exams, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.
The U of M Testing Center administers or offers registration for a variety of admissions,
credit, or placement exams: CLEP (credit by examination), DANTES, MAT, GRE, Law School
Admissions, and Senior Testing (General Education Testing) are just a few of the exams
For information on the Testing Center, exams offered, and exam registration and dates,
please visit the Testing Center Website.