Tiger Success Academy

To reduce risk on our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community, we have made the decision to cancel the inaugural Tiger Success Academy for summer 2020.

What is the Tiger Success Academy (TSA)?

The Tiger Success Academy is a unique 5-week summer experience held during the UofM’s second summer academic term (July 3  - August 9). It is designed to provide students with an exclusive campus experience prior to the fall semester, which will give students an opportunity to start their freshman year well prepared. The fifty selected participants, will have the opportunity to take three college courses, live on campus and learn about life at UofM, and receive free housing, meal plan, tuition, fees, and books for the 2nd summer session.  One of the many advantages the Tiger Success Academy offers is learning first-hand what it is like on campus and in the college classroom.  Being a part of a small community of new friends means that when you begin full-time classes in the fall you will have already adjusted to college life. 


What are the benefits of the TSA?

  • Earn 7 hours of college credit
    • English 1010 (English Composition I)
    • Math 1710 or 1530 (College Algebra or Probability & Statistics)
    • UNIV 1200 (Academic Success Strategies). 

Each course will allow you to earn college credits at UofM and introduce you to college coursework during the more relaxed summer campus atmosphere.  TSA will cover all your course costs for the summer, including books.

  • Learn about the UofM campus and resources through engagement activities and life in a residence hall.
  • Meet new people, make friends, and build connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff.
  • Receive a grant for completion of the 5-week academy.
  • Additional stipends maybe available to students during their first two semesters at UofM


How can students participate in the academy?

  1. Participation in the academy is by invitation only.  Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Orientations for questions.
  2. Participants must be Tennessee residents and have submitted a FAFSA.  Additional academic and demographic factors are holistically considered for eligible participants.
  3. If invited, then RSVP to attend an informational presentation in a location near you. 
  4. After the RSVP has been received you will receive an email that contains a link to a questionnaire.  You are expected to complete the questionnaire prior to attending the informational presentation. 
  5. Attend the MANDATORY informational presentation in March for you and your parents/guardians to meet with us and ask questions about TSA.
  6. Notifications of the 50 selected students will be sent a few days after the conclusion of the regional presentations.
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If you have questions, please contact Dr. Eric Stokes, Director of Admissions & Orientation, by phone at (901) 678-5140 or by e-mail at Eric.Stokes@memphis.edu.