Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer Applicants

The University of Memphis welcomes applications from students who have begun college elsewhere.

Transfer Applicants with Less than 24 Credit Hours

Students who are transferring with less than 24 credit hours of college-level coursework must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Meet the requirements of entering first-time freshmen.

2. Have earned a 2.00 GPA (as computed by the University of Memphis) on all attempted college level and developmental or remedial courses.

3. Be in good standing with the college or university previously attended.

Transfer applicants who have been academically dismissed from the last institution they attended but meet the GPA requirements listed above will not be considered for admission until at least one regular semester (fall or spring) has elapsed. After this period, these applicants must submit a new application (no additional fee required).

Students who meet the high school requirements, but do not have a 2.00 GPA on attempted college coursework may be considered for admission. These applicants will be reviewed by the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services. Students' major, types of courses taken, and pattern of progress as well as high school records and standardized test scores, will be considered in the admissions process.

Transfer Applicants with 24 Credit Hours or More

Students who are transferring with 24 credit hours of college-level coursework or more must meet one of the following admissions options:

1. Have earned an overall combined 2.00 GPA (as computed by the University of Memphis) on all transfer hours attempted.

NOTE: Students who have failed any developmental or remedial coursework will not be eligible for admission until they have completed these courses with a passing grade.

2. Have earned an associate degree in a University Parallel or University Transfer program from a regionally accredited community, junior, or senior college with an overall combined 2.00 GPA (as computed by the University of Memphis).

Tennessee Transfer Pathways
Students who begin at one of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Community Colleges have the ability to transfer to the University of Memphis with assurances in how their credits will transfer. By completing the Associates Degree (AA or AS) at one of the 19 Community Colleges, they can select one of the nearly 30 Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) programs at the University of Memphis. For more information,CLICK HERE.