Parents of Future Students
Welcome to the University of Memphis! We are so excited that your student is interested in becoming part of the UofM family. Below you will find important information for your student as he or she prepares to apply to the University of Memphis. For more information to students, please visit the Admissions website.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Scholarship Priority Consideration Admissions Deadline: December 1
Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 1; TSAA: January 17 (File your FASFA as early as October 1)
TOUR OF CAMPUS
We encourage all of our parents and students to take time to visit our beautiful campus. Student-led tours are held Monday through Friday at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm (with the exception of holiday weekends & university closings). To get more information and to schedule a tour, please visit the Campus Tour website.
For more information on being admitted to the University of Memphis, please visit the Admissions website.
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, and institutional aid programs to qualified students. To receive financial aid, qualified students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA for financial aid is March 1, but is January 17 for TSAA. For more information on your student applying for and receiving financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid website.
The Undergraduate Scholarship Office awards hundreds of academic scholarships each year to entering freshmen. A separate scholarship application is not required unless noted. The deadline for admission to the University of Memphis for scholarship consideration is December 1.
There are also non-academic scholarships available to students. For a list of scholarships and more information on scholarship offers, please visit the Scholarship Office website.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
We encourage students to live on campus their first year of college as it gives them the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the college experience and to have the opportunity to get fully involved on campus. For more information on the residence options available to students, please visit the Residence Life website.
LIVING OFF CAMPUS
For students who live off campus, there are a variety of options within walking distance or a short drive from the University. Off-Campus Student Services manages a site dedicated to off-campus housing.
Please review our Parents of Off-Campus Students page as well.
STUDENT & PARENT ORIENTATION
Once your student is admitted to the University, we encourage you and your student to attend orientation. Two-day sessions are held throughout the summer and students and parents learn valuable information about the University from the sessions. For more information and a full list of dates, please visit the Orientation website.
Held during the summer, Frosh Camp is an opportunity to help students to prepare for their transition to college. It is also a wonderful introduction to the University and to being a Tiger! For more information, please visit the Frosh Camp website. Make sure to sign up early, as space is limited and the sessions fill quickly.
ALEKS MATH PLACEMENT TEST
To better ensure student success, the University of Memphis has adopted a mandatory placement assessment, known as ALEKS. Because students are admitted with a wide variety of strengths and backgrounds in mathematics, it is reasonable to expect that there will be various levels of readiness among students.
ALEKS is a powerful artificial intelligence-based mechanism to assess math proficiency and skill level. It is important for student success in mathematics that they enroll in a course for which they have the necessary preparation and which leads to the math courses required for their particular major. For more information, visit the ALEKS website.