Undergraduate (Bachelor’s Degree) International Admissions Requirements

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  1. All students, both freshmen and transfer, must apply online for admission undergraduate students. 
    • Freshman admission is competitive and based upon a comprehensive review of the student’s academic record. The primary factors include the high school/secondary grade point average and demonstrated English proficiency.
    • Transfer admission is competitive and based upon the cumulative grade point average of all previously attended colleges/universities (international and domestic). Your cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for consideration. Demonstrated English proficiency is also required of all international applicants.
  2. Pay the non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $50.
  3. Applicants should upload a copy of their official international transcript or marks sheet (high school/secondary or college/university) to their application portal.
    • Admission Requirements by Country
    • The Office of Undergraduate Admission and Orientation will conduct an initial assessment of your international transcript/marks sheet for admissions review. Receipt of official transcript/marks sheet will be required prior to enrollment.
    • After the application fee has been paid and all high school or college transcripts have been uploaded, review of the undergraduate application will begin. While the review period may vary, on average, applicants will be notified by email of a decision within 5-7 business days.
    • After admission to the UofM, all transfer students with international college/university course work must have their official international college transcripts/marks sheet evaluated by a NACES approved credentialing agency in order to receive course transfer credit. No unofficial college transcripts will be evaluated for course credit.
  4. Transfer Applicants 
    1. International Transfer
      • All international applicants transferring from an school abroad must have their international documents evaluated by a US credentialing agency that holds membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
        • Please access the website at www.naces.org. Once there click on How to Find a Member. Any of the agencies found on this website can be used to do the evaluation, however the University of Memphis partners with SpanTran for an expedited evaluation process. Transfer applicants should request the agency to do a Course-by Course evaluation. 
    2. Domestic Transfer
      • International applicants transferring from a U.S. institution must provide official transcript(s) for any post-secondary institution with a cumulative GPA for all academic work attempted.
        • Applicants who have not completed 15 transferable hours by the time they enroll at the University of Memphis, must submit their secondary school transcript/marks sheets
        • An official copy of any/all post-secondary academic work must be provided for consideration. A comprehensive review used to determine admission will consider all documentation provided in support of your application to make the best decision possible. Transfer applicants will generally not be admitted if they are on academic suspension at the last school attended.
        • For more information on transferring credits to the UofM, CLICK HERE
  5. Demonstrated English language proficiency is required of all international students.