The U of M Finish Line Program targets students who previously attended the University of Memphis and have completed 90 or more credit hours but have regrettably had to abandon their
dreams of completing a college degree. Many have demonstrated the ability to be successful
in college and are within a single academic year of successful graduation (i.e. 30
hours). Yet the primary reason for withdrawal at 90+ hours is exhausted financial
aid and related external situations, such as needing to work full-time to support
To qualify for our pilot program, students must:
Have 90 or more earned credit hours
Have previously attended the University of Memphis but have had a stop-out period
of at least one semester.
Have an overall and University of Memphis grade point average of at least 2.0
If you meet these qualifications, please fill out our "Request More Information" form on the right.
If it appears that you do not meet one or more of the criteria outlined above, click
here to see some other suggestions on potential opportunities for a quicker path to graduation.
The Finish Line program was launched in fall 2013, and so far 50 students have mapped
out a cost-effective degree completion plan for 2014.
One such student was Aniysha who had earned 108 credit hours but was unable to finish
her degree as planned because her financial aid opportunities were exhausted in the
fall 2012 semester. Aniysha was contacted in October 2013 and shared that she had
been working to save money to return to the University. Through the Finish Line program,
she completed 4 online, self-paced courses that had been pre-assessed by faculty members
through the Experiential Learning Credit program. Working with the Finish Line team
Aniysha graduated in December earning the bachelor’s degree she thought was just out
of her reach.
Watch Aniysha’s video to learn more of her story and what’s next now that she has
achieved one of her dreams!