Schools and Colleges
There are 11 different Schools and Colleges at the University of Memphis, plus off-campus locations including: Collierville,
Cordova, Germantown, Millington, Whitehaven, Jackson, and Dyersburg. Students seeking
a degree are admitted to a school or college and not the University itself. Consequently,
most academic policies, rules, and regulations are unique to the specific school or
college to which a student applies. Each student should familiarize themselves with
their specific school or college’s policies and degree requirements.
Those students who are non-degree seeking must apply to the University. These students
should be aware that students can take only up to 1/3 of a degree requirement’s load
before having to apply to a school or college.
Academic year calendars mark the major activity dates (class start/end dates, exam
dates, and commencement) of each term and its parts. Each Academic Year begins with
the Fall term and ends at the conclusion of the Summer term (Ex, Fall 2010- Summer
2011). Students wanting registration, add/drop, fee payment, etc., dates and deadlines
for a particular, immediate term should review the Dates & Deadlines Calendar for that term.
Academic Support for Students
At The University of Memphis, our vision is that academic advising will empower students,
impact decisions, and exceed expectations. Academic advising is one of the ways that
each new student can have one-on-one contact with a supportive member of the University
community. Each undergraduate student will be required to meet with an academic advisor
every semester. This meeting can be an important opportunity to assess the freshman
student's adjustment to college.
Freshmen meet with their academic advisor for the first time at New Student Orientation. The first advising appointment is a chance to meet the advisor and get acquainted.
In addition, freshmen will plan for the first semester of classes during this meeting. Registration is completed at New Student Orientation.
Future meetings with the academic advisor will help the student clarify academic,
career, and personal goals. The relationship with the academic advisor is enhanced
by the active participation of the student. Read more about student and advisor responsibility in academic advising.
What is Advising?
The purpose of academic advising is to facilitate the intellectual and personal development
of our students, to enhance their academic performance, and to ensure student progress
toward graduation by assisting them in achieving the following objectives:
- Choosing, clarifying, planning and achieving their life goals;
- Exploring academic options so that they can make meaningful short- and long-term decisions
- Identifying a major program to achieve educational, career, and life goals
- Selecting courses that integrate their educational and personal goals
- Assuming responsibility for current information about University degree requirements,
including General Education, academic policies, practices, programs and support services.
Educational Support Program provides academic assistance for classes that students are currently taking at the
U of M. ESP free services are available to graduate and undergraduate students. Tutoring is offered both on campus at one of our Educational Support Program Centersand online. Currently, the University offers online tutoring in Math, Statistics,
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Writing.
Educational Support Program
As with all colleges and universities, students are bound by academic regulations. For more information on each of the topics, please click the link.
- Adding and Dropping Courses
- Withdrawal from the University
- Enrollment Transactions
Classification of Students
Grades and Quality Points
- Grade of Incomplete
- In Progress
- Grade Changes
- “T” Grade
- Grade Reports
- Withholding of Grade Reports
- Repetition of Courses
- Audit Courses
- Credit/No-Credit Courses
Undergraduate Grade Appeal Procedure
Computing Grade Point Average
Academic Fresh Start
Academic Status and Retention
Recognition of Academic Performance
- Dean’s List
- Graduation with Distinction
Transfer Credit from Other Institutions
- Transfer Credit from Previous Instruction
- Earning Transfer Credit after Enrollment at the University of Memphis
- Transfer Credit from Distance Education
Additional Means of Earning Credit
- Advanced Placement Credit
- International Baccalaureate Program
- Credit for Instruction in the Armed Services
- Credit for Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction
- Credit by Examination
- CLEP and DANTES Standardized Examinations
- Departmental Examination
- Upper Division Credit by Validation Examination
- Credit for Course Placement and Completion
- Credit for Experimental Learning by Assessment