At the University of Memphis (UM), we offer undergraduate, graduate, and law courses through
more than 40 academic departments. You can take courses in traditional classroom settings
on our attractive main campus or at several satellite locations within the Memphis
area. Further, we offer a variety of online courses in case you wish to earn college
credit from home.
What type of student are you?
- Current or Recent UM Student
- First-time UM Student
- Visiting (aka, Transient) Student
Current or Recent UM Student
Consider taking Summer classes to keep on track for graduation. If you did not take
classes in the Spring, be sure to apply for readmission online before you try to register.
First-time UM Student
If you have never attended college but are interested in testing the waters, Summer
is a great time to give it a try. Find out what's being offered here and take a course
or two. You don't have to declare a major when you apply: you can apply as a non-degree
seeking student (and switch to degree-seeking status later if decide to pursue a degree).
Suppose you're a student at another college or university and you're home for the
summer, but you want to take courses here and transfer the credit to your own institution.
Here's what you need to know and do:
Find out what's being offered this Summer. If you have not yet applied for admission
and received information on establishing your Username and Password for the myMemphis
portal, use the Class Schedule Search. If you have established your Username and Password, then login to the myMemphis portal and use the Look Up Classes feature.
Dates, Deadlines, and Sessions
Refer to the Summer 2012 Dates & Deadlines calendar for the admission deadline, first day to register, class begin/end dates,
The Summer consists of several "parts of term" (sessions). Visit our Parts of Term page to understand the differences.
If you are taking a course for your own personal interest or benefit, then this step
is not a great consideration for you. However, if you are taking a course here to
satisfy a requirement at your university, check with your university to see if it
will accept a UM course as the equivalent of one of its own. It's up to your university, not UM, to determine if a UM course will satisfy your
Your university will want to review the UM course description to determine if it will
accept the course as transfer credit. Our course descriptions can be found online:
If your university wants to see a course outline or syllabus, you will have to contact
the instructor listed for the course, or, if no instructor is listed, the department
offering the course. Refer to the department's web page for contact information; links
to departmental web pages can be found in UM's A-Z List.
Because you are not pursuing a degree at UM, you are applying for admission as a Non-Degree Seeking student. This means that, once admitted, you will not have to be advised by a UM advisor. However, it also means that you cannot actually
register for a class until April 11, 2012.
Your Transcript from Your Home Institution
As a visiting student, you are not required to send us a copy of your transcript when
you apply. However, the course or courses you want to take here may require proof
of your having met pre-requisites--courses or test scores that you have satisfied
at your home university. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you send a copy
of your transcript, even an unofficial version, to UM Admissions when you apply. You
can find the mailing address on UM's Contact Us page.
You will register online by going through the myMemphis portal. Refer to this Registration Quick Guide once you have been admitted and have established your portal Password (instructions
will be mailed to you by Admissions).
Fees and Fee Payment
Visit the Bursar's website for information on fees, payment deadlines, and methods of payment.
Transferring Credit to Your Home Institution
To transfer your UM courses to your home university, request an official UM transcript. (You do not have to wait until the end of Summer to make your request; you can submit
your request early and indicate that you want the transcript sent once Summer grades