||Certification that a school or institution has met standards set by an outside review
||An agreement between two or more institutions to transfer courses. The agreement identifies
specific courses that may be taken at participating institutions in lieu of courses
at the University of Memphis.
||Graduation ceremony that honors graduating students in all schools and colleges
||A course that is not required for a major or minor. For example, if your student
is majoring in history, they may take an art class as an elective.
||Stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA must be filled out
to be awarded grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study jobs.
|Final Exam Period
||Period of time when final examinations are administered to students.
||Student who has completed a bachelor’s degree and is working on completing a master’s
or doctoral degree
||A member of a fraternity or sorority.
||A "hold" may be placed on a student's academic record for various reasons, such as
non-payment of tuition and fees, not returning library books or library fines, not
satisfying immunization records, parking fines or academic reasons. Most "holds"
prevent students from registering or release of a student's academic records. Students
should check their myMemphis account to contact the correct office to have the hold
||A temporary grade given to a student who has to leave a class with the intention of
completing it within the next semester. An “I” will appear on the student’s transcript
until all requirements have been fulfilled.
A part-time or full-time, temporary job in a real-world setting closely related to
a student’s area of study. It may be done for college credit and it may or may not be paid.
||Borrowed money to be repaid after graduation
||The area that a student chooses to specialize in in their studies
||Academic area that a student chooses to specialize in that requires fewer courses
than a major
||A course that must be completed before a student can enroll in a more advanced course.
||Chief University officer who oversees all academic areas of the university
||Also, referred to as a RA. Typically an upper level student who manages and oversees
a group of rooms and the students living in them in a residence hall
||Division of the university that handles most non-academic activities including student
leadership and involvement, adult and commuter student services, campus recreation
center, counseling, testing, student health services, student activities, residence
halls, dining services, sororities and fraternities, career services, and multicultural
||The day prior to final examinations during most regular semesters.
||The four day period preceding final examinations.
||An outline from the professor of course requirement, academic policies, and a tentative
schedule of assignments
||A student who is working towards a bachelor’s degree
||Job that is awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package. These jobs are
financed through the federal government. Consideration for federal work-study is
given to students who demonstrate financial need. Students should look at their financial
aid award in myMemphis to determine if they have been awarded. Those not receiving
this award can also find employment on campus as a regular student worker.