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For applicants who have never attended another college or university.

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For applicants with transfer credits from another college or university.

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For former students who have not enrolled for at least one term (fall or spring).

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For undergraduate applicants who plan to enroll at the UofM on a student visa.

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For applicants interested in the University's online program exclusively.

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For applicants interested in personal enrichment, but not completing a degree.

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For high school students interested in earning college-level credits.

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Border County Tuition Waiver

The University of Memphis accommodates students from border counties in Arkansas and Mississippi with a waiver of the non-resident portion of regular tuition. Listed below are the eligible counties:

Arkansas

Crittenden County

Mississippi

DeSoto County
Marshall County
Tunica County
Tate County

Interested students from one of the eligible counties must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for the waiver. 

Eligibility Criteria for the Border County Tuition Waiver

  • Undergraduate students must be admitted into a degree-seeking program.
  • Admitted graduate students are not required to meet any additional academic criteria.
  • Graduate and Law students must provide documented proof of permanent residence in one of the eligible counties.
  • Graduate and Law students can receive the waiver as non-degree students.

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Checklist Item Descriptions and Instructions

If you have questions about any checklist items that is not explained on this page, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions.

  ACCUPLACER*   The ACCUPLACER exam is given in the University's Testing Center in Brister Hall. Please visit the Testing Center's website at memphis.edu/testing/services/accuplacer.php for exam dates.
  Credentl Eval (www.naces.org)   Education credentials for all international students must be reviewed before the University of Memphis can consider a decision. Please visit memphis.edu/admissions/naces.inst.php for additional information.
  Educational Objective Applicants with little or no college credit are expected to submit an educational objective. Emphasis should be placed on experiences you had since leaving high school or college that will make you a successful college student.  The educational objective form can be found here.
  Guardianship Documents   Guardian documents are court ordered documents showing that the guardian you declare is court appointed. For questions, regarding guardianship documents, please contact the Office of Admissions
  ProofCitizen/LawfullyPresent**   Tennessee Law requires that all enrolled students provide certain documentation before tuition or financial aid can be assessed. Please visit memphis.edu/admissions/evea.php for additional information.
  Selective Service Registration   Federal law requires all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, to register with Selective Service. For additional information and instructions for registering, please visit Selective Service Registration
  UG Application Fee   The undergraduate application fee at the University of Memphis is $25 (one-time fee). Fee waivers are accepted in certain circumstances. For additional information on fee waivers and to see if you qualify, please visit memphis.edu/admissions/freshmen/app_fee_waiver.php
  English Proficiency   The University of Memphis requires applicants from nations whose primary language is not English to satisfy English proficiency prior to admission.  For information on how English proficiency can be satisfied, please visit www.memphis.edu/admissions/international

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Contact the Office of Admissions

Use the Form Below to Contact Undergraduate Admissions

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
* If you are a current student or a recent applicant and know your Banner ID (e.g. U00123456), please provide it for identification.

Mailing Addresses

      Undergraduate Admissions
      University of Memphis 
      101 Wilder Tower
      Memphis, TN 38152-3520

Phone Numbers

  • 901.678.2111 with questions about undergraduate applicants
  • 901.678.2169 for general questions about the University

Document Upload

To upload documents for EVEA (residency classification), please visit: umwa.memphis.edu/evea. (Admitted applicants - authentication required)

To upload documents necessary to satisfy admission requirements other than EVEA, please visit: umwa.memphis.edu/evea/index.php/evea/secureupload.

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Meet Your Counselor - TN County Selection

The University of Memphis welcomes students from all across Tennessee and we'd like to invite you to meet our Admissions Counselors. Select your county of residence below to meet your counselor. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have about attending The University of Memphis. If you are a transfer or adult student, Caribeth Friedman will assist you in your transition to the University of Memphis.

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Carol Chancellor

cchncllr@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-3331

Carol Chancellor

Carol serves as an admissions counselor for transfer and non-traditional students


ToNaya Gulley

tsgulley@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2707

ToNaya Gulley

ToNaya serves students from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.


Kayla Hubbard

kbhbbrd1@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-5427

Kayla Hubbard

Kayla serves the Tennessee county of Shelby (Shelby County Schools). Additionally, Kayla serves the students from California, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, and Minnesota.


Adam Johnson

ljhnsn35@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-1964

Adam Johnson

Adam serves the Tennessee counties of Benton, Haywood, Houston, Humphreys, Madison, and Stewart. He also serves as the Admissions Counselor for students from Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.


Beckah King

rmking@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-4011

Beckah King

Beckah serves the Tennessee county of Shelby (Private Schools and Municipal Schools). Additionally, Beckah serves students from Alaska, Washington DC, Idaho, Florida,  Texas, and South Carolina.


Sammy Morris

smorris6@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-3934

Sammy Morris

Sammy serves the Tennessee counties of Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Cocke, Claiborne, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Greene, Hamblin, Hamilton, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington.  Additionally, Sammyserves students from New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Oregon, and Virginia.


LJ Perry

l.j.perry@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2617

LJ Perry

L.J. serves as an admissions counselor for transfer and non-traditional students


Lauren Robbins

lhllbrtn@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-1950

Lauren Robbins

Lauren serves the Tennessee counties of Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Gibson, Hardeman, Henderson, Perry, and Wayne. Additionally, Lauren serves students from Georgia, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia.



Paige Rooney

lplblanc@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2163

Paige Rooney

Paige serves the Tennessee counties of Crockett, Dyer, Hardeman, Hardin, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, and Weakley. Additionally, Paige serves students from Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


Jordan Scott

jscott17@memphis.edu
Phone:901-808-3330

Jordan Scott

Jordan serves the Tennessee counties of Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fayette, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, White, Williamson, and Wilson.


Chloe Simmons

csmmns18@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-3062

Chloe Simmons

Chloe serves students from Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Washington, and Wisconsin.


Jamie Staggs

jstaggs1@memphis.edu
Phone:901-808-4870

Jamie Staggs

Jamie serves students from Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.  


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Meet Your Counselor - State Selection

The University of Memphis welcomes students from all 50 states and we'd like to invite you to meet our Admissions Counselors. If you are a freshman student, click on your state of residence below to meet your counselor. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have about attending The University of Memphis. If you are a transfer or adult student, Caribeth Friedman will assist you in your transition to the University of Memphis.

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Upcoming Recruitment Events

#MEMBOUND

The University of Memphis welcomes you to join us for any one of the following events. At each event you will get an opportunity to discover what the UofM has to offer. You'll learn about the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, academic programs, student life and much more. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Future Tigers Reception - Nashville, TN - February 3 - 6:00 pm | Loveless Cafe Barn
   
Future Tigers Reception - Huntsville, AL - February 4 - 6:30 pm | Hilton Garden Inn - Huntsville/Space Center
   
Future Tigers Reception - Chattanooga, TN - February 6 - 6:30 pm | Hilton Garden Inn - Chattanooga Downtown
   
Future Tigers Reception - St. Louis, MO - February 27 - 6:00 pm | Drury Inn and Suites
   
Junior Preview Day - University of Memphis Campus - 8:30 am | Rose Theatre


For additional information about any of our scheduled events, please call: 901-678-2169 or e-mail: recruitment@memphis.edu.

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High School Counselors Resources

The University of Memphis appreciates all you do to guide bright, young students to colleges and universities that match their interests and abilities. You are an invaluable resource to your students. Since you are leaders and mentors in the college selection process, we want to provide you with all the resources you need to counsel students interested in attending the University of Memphis.

We know you need comprehensive information to help your students make an informed college decision. Everything they need to schedule a campus visit, explore academic programs, discover campus life and apply for admission is right here. If you need additional information, please contact us at 901/678-2169, 800/669-2678.

Helping Your Students

Join Our Mailing List
Applying for Admission
Applying for Financial Aid

University Services

Office of Admissions
Financial Aid
Scholarships
Campus Tours
Testing Center
Undergraduate Catalog
Dual Enrollment
Honors Program

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International Students

University of Memphis welcomes students from all over the world, with 84 foreign countries currently represented in our student body. Any student enrolled at the University of Memphis who is a visa holder is considered an international student.

The Center for International Education Services (CIES) assists more than 1,000 foreign and international exchange students on our campus. The CIES supports international students by providing advice on immigration matters, employment, taxation, cultural adjustment and other practical issues. The office conducts an international student orientation each semester, coordinates insurance information and assists with International Night and other cultural functions. The office insures the University is in compliance with the United States Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS) which reports directly to U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Graduate Students: View Graduate School Admissions Information


Temporary Approval of Duolingo English Test

For international students affected by testing centers closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Memphis has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test to assess applicants’ English proficiency. Only Duolingo English Tests taken after January 1, 2020 will be accepted.  The University of Memphis requires a score of 85 or higher to satisfy the English proficiency requirement. 

The exam cost $49 (USD) and may be taken from any computer that has a camera, audio and reliable internet. The exam portion of the Duolingo English test contains a series of speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises. Following the exam, there will be an interview portion that will ask you to respond to various prompts in 30 to 90 seconds. The exam will take about 45 minutes to complete and you will need either a passport, driver license, or national or state ID to show the camera. The score results are generally received within a few days of exam completion.

Should you choose to take the Duolingo English test, the access information is below.

Information on preparing for the exam   | Take the exam or practice exam

A verification email will be sent to you a few days after completing the exam containing a link to send your score to the University of Memphis.

For additional information, please review the frequently asked questions.

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Non-Resident Tuition

The University of Memphis has reduced non-resident tuition.  This tuition structure applies to all non-resident students (both current and future) who attend the University of Memphis.View the most current fee charts to discover current tuition fees >

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Dinner with the Deans

 

2019 Knoxville Reception

January 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Check-in begins at 6:00 pm
University Center Ballroom
University of Memphis

For additional information, please call 901.678.2169 or 800.669.2678.

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Distinguished Scholars Reception

 

Distinguished Scholars

Friday, October 4, 2019 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
University Center at the University of Memphis

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Reception for First-Generation College Students

Join us for a reception at the University of Memphis to learn about the opportunities available through the First Scholars Scholarship Program and other services specifically for first-generation college students. You'll discover why so many first-generation college students already call the University of Memphis home. For more information, please contact our office at 901.678.6041. For more information about the First Scholars program, visit our web site.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 · 5:30 pm
University Center Bluff Room
The University of Memphis

Please make a reservation by visiting your True Blue Tiger page. For additional information, please call 901.678.2169 or 800.669.2678.

Parking is available in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage. Click here for a campus map.

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Scholarship Dessert Reception

 

2019 Scholarship Dessert Reception

February 10, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Check-in begins at 7:00 pm
University Center Ballroom
University of Memphis

For additional information, please call 901.678.2169 or 800.669.2678.

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Transfer Preview Day

If you’re a prospective transfer student considering transferring to the University of Memphis soon, this event is for you! We will show you what being a Tiger is all about and the resources we have at the UofM. Reservations are required.

Transfer Preview Day

Friday, November 9, 2018
Check-in begins at 12:30 pm
1:00-4:00 pm
University Center at the University of Memphis

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Tiger Transfer Tour (Tennessee Colleges/Universities)

Come tour the University of Memphis with other prospective transfer students! We will focus our information session on the transfer process from any college or university within Tennessee and end with a 60-minute walking tour of campus.

Tiger Transfer Tour

Friday, June 29th at 1:30 -3:00 pm
101 Wilder Tower

Registration Closed

For additional information, please call 901.678.2169 or 800.669.2678.

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International Student Admissions Requirements

The University of Memphis welcomes students from across the world. We provide students a first-class education complete with opportunities for research, internships, and an engaging student life community. The university is located in Memphis, TN, one of America’s most diverse and progressive metropolitan cities.

  1. All students, both freshmen and transfer, must apply online for admission as an undergraduate student.
    • Freshman admission is competitive and based upon a comprehensive review of the student’s academic record. This includes the high school grade point average and TOEFL or IELTS scores, if appropriate.
    • Transfer admission is competitive and based upon the cumulative grade point average of all previously attended colleges/universities, and must be at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for consideration.
  2. Pay the non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $50
  3. All international applicants must complete the Affidavit of Support Form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.memphis.edu/admissions/pdfs/affidavit.pdf.
  4. All international transfer applicants must have their international documents evaluated by a US credentialing agency that holds membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. 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 encourages SpanTran.
    • Transfer applicants should request the agency to do a Course-by Course evaluation.
    • Freshman applicants should request a Document by Document or General Evaluation with a GPA calculation.
  5. A TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam is required of all international students who are from countries where English is not their first language.  A score of 61 on the internet based TOEFL, or 500 on the paper/pencil test is acceptable. The minimum requirement for the IELTS exam is a score of 6, and the minimum score for the PTE is 50.
  6. All international students must submit a certification of finances document, which establishes the ability to pay for school and support the student while studying at the University.
  7. Health records must be provided within 30 days of the first day of classes showing freedom from Tuberculosis. (NOTE: All international students must purchase a health insurance policy or provide proof of government sponsored health insurance before they will be allowed to enroll.)
Application and File Submission Deadlines

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TyNia Albea - Admissions Counselor

talbea1@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2707

TyNia Albea

Before moving to Memphis in 2015, I resided in a small town two hours north of Memphis. My hometown was very rural and limited, so one of my favorite things about Memphis is the quick access to a diverse array of food, infinitely many parks, and a little bit of everything for anyone! I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Memphis and am very equipped to help new students with their transition from high school to college. I recruit for both Middle and East TN, and I can’t wait to show you why I love Memphis and our university!


Connor Bankey - Admissions Counselor

cbankey@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2617

Connor Bankey

I am originally from Jackson, TN.  I graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I love the city of Memphis and all the great things it has to offer like Beale Street and the Civil Rights Museum. I am an Admissions Counselor for the West Tennessee area. I am so excited to be part of this great campus community and look forward to showing you all the reasons why!


Brian Deal - Assistant Director for Orientation

btdeal@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-4890

Brian Deal

Raised in Naperville, IL - a southwest suburb of Chicago -  I graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and from the University of Memphis with a master’s in student personnel. I have called Memphis home for several years and it never fails to blow me away. The food is delicious, the history and culture are rich, the opportunities for entertainment are never ending, and the people are inclusive. I am proud to call Memphis my home and I look forward to showing you what makes this community so great.


Taylor Duncan - Admissions Counselor

tduncan3@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-5427

Taylor Duncan

I was born and raised right here in Memphis, Tennessee and I’m happy to work with prospective Tigers from Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana! I graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. From there, I lived in Boston for a few years while I earned my Master’s in Psychology from Boston University and worked with high school students to realize college and career goals. I’m stoked to be back in my hometown where the food is amazing, the communities are strong, and “Go Tigers” is as good as “hello”!


Caribeth Friedman - Admissions Counselor

cfrdman1@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-4011

Caribeth Friedman

As a West Tennessee Native, I graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in counseling and education, and I’m currently pursuing my Masters in School Counseling. Memphis is a city with endless possibilities, and I love being able to eat and shop at so many local and family-owned places. The atmosphere in Memphis is truly one you will not find anywhere else. My favorite thing about the UofM is all of the options we have for students. There is truly a fit for anyone here!


Kayla Hubbard - Coordinator for Campus Visits & Events

kbhbbrd1@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-5427

Kayla Hubbard

I was born and raised in Mississippi, and I am 2018 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. All of my immediate family have a bachelor’s degree from USM which means as the youngest child, I was lucky enough to have an easy transition to college because my family’s support. I know this is not the case for the majority of students entering college, so I am excited to use my knowledge and skills to help students have a seamless transition from high school to college. I am currently pursuing my masters in Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Student Personnel. Please reach out to me if you need anything! Go Tigers!


Adam Johnson - Assistant Director for Recruitment & Enrollment Services (Lambuth Campus)

ljhnsn35@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-1964

Adam Johnson

My name is Adam Johnson and I have worked in recruitment for 10 years. I have been with the UofM for the past five years. I have the pleasure of promoting the great experience that the UofM has to offer both in Memphis and in Jackson, TN -- at the Lambuth Campus. The UofM offers a great college experience and benefits greatly from having the support of the city of Memphis at its fingertips. Internship and research opportunities along with tons of fun things to do and plenty of great food are just a few of the reasons to consider the UofM.  If you want a very unique experience that provides all of the resources that the UofM has to offer on a smaller, picturesque campus, then come and visit us at the UofM Lambuth! We look forward to having you on campus soon!


Kyle Nixon - Director of Recruitment and Orientation

kcnixon@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2169

Kyle Nixon

I was born and raised in south Mississippi, but have found a home here in Memphis! I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and from Louisiana State University with a master’s in Higher Education Administration. What I love most about Memphis is the chance to always experience something different – no two days are the same. From kayaking at Shelby Farms Park, enjoying a summer concert at the Levitt Shell, to eating some world-renowned BBQ downtown, there’s always something to do in Memphis. Come see for yourself; I think you’ll feel the same way!


Steafon Parson - Admissions Counselor

sparson7@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-3062

Steafon Parson

I’m a proud alumni of the University of Memphis! Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I wholeheartedly believe that pineapples belong on pizza. If I’m not at Central BBQ, you can catch me at a game downtown.


Paige Rooney - Assistant Director for Recruitment

lplblanc@memphis.edu
Phone:901-678-2163

Paige Rooney

Hailing from Jackson, MS, I graduated with a communication studies degree from the University of Southern Mississippi before attending Louisiana State University for my Master’s in higher education administration. Since moving to Memphis, my favorite thing about the university and the city has been the rich diversity! There is such a wide variety of people, food, and fun things to do around campus and in the city. If the diverse opportunities don’t win you over, the kind and welcoming community surely will. It’s the type of place that you never want to leave after coming to visit – trust me, I came for an internship and am still here 5 years later! We can’t wait to show you our growing city and our beautiful campus!


Jordan Scott - Admissions Counselor

jscott17@memphis.edu
Phone:901-808-3330

Jordan Scott

My name is Jordan Scott and I am the regional admissions counselor for the Middle Tennessee area (residing in Nashville). I graduated with a Communication/Public Relations degree from Austin Peay State University before beginning my Master's in Higher Education at the University of Mississippi. Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, my family spent a lot of time in Memphis. One of my favorite things is the collection of murals you can find around the city. They truly show the pride that Memphians have for the city and the UofM— they're even a great photo op for your Instagram if you're into that! As for the university, I love the instant sense of community that you feel when you step on campus. Even if you don't see a familiar face, you'll see many friendly faces. Come visit us and we'll show you how great being a Tiger truly is!


Jamie Staggs - Admissions Counselor

jstaggs1@memphis.edu
Phone:901-808-4870

Jamie Staggs

My name is Jamie Staggs and I am the Regional Admissions Counselor for students from Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.  My office is regionally based near St. Louis, Missouri.  I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a double major in Speech Communication and Mass Communication.   I think students appreciate the innovation and creativity that can be found in our classrooms, plus they get to enjoy the amazing music, food, parks and entertainment that the city of Memphis can offer them.




Meet Your Admissions Counselor

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Recruiting the Top 10 Percent of High School Graduates


The University of Memphis is pleased to introduce the Talented 10% recruitment initiative.  Classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with High Activity (RU/HA) and the university with the largest Honors Program in the state, the UofM plans to cast a wider net across the country to attract the top 10 percent of every graduating high school class to contribute to the generation of new scholarship and innovative ideas.

This recruitment initiative will intensify the UofM’s focus on academic excellence, enhance its national and regional diversity, increase access, and extend its efforts to target students whose multiple intelligences and talents are exhibited in a variety of ways.

A primary goal of the state of Tennessee and at the University of Memphis is to increase degree completion rates. National data continue to show that high academic performance during the high school years is one of the best predictors of timely graduation. Jon Erickson, former president of the ACT, stated in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education that the ACT score is one quality measure. “I still see the high school record and transcript as being definitive. That’s long-term behavior, which is typically your best predictor of success in college.”

How do we create a more knowledgeable and informed citizenry to become leaders of the future? “There can be but one answer: The best and most capable of our youth must be schooled in the colleges and universities of the land” (W.E.B. Du Bois, 1903). The University of Memphis aims to become the destination institution for the top 10 percent of high school seniors across the country.

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Transfer Credit Request Instructions

Who should complete the Transfer Credit Request Form (TCR)?

Any University of Memphis student considering taking courses at another institution, and that institution is not listed on the Transfer Equivalency Table, should complete the TCR form.  It is the student's responsibility to initiate the process, however it is recommended that students discuss this plan with their academic advisor before starting the process to make sure it is appropriate for them.  The TCR process involves the Admissions Office and the student's academic advisor.  An approved TCR serves as assurance that the course will transfer and how it will count towards satisfying degree requirements.

Listed below are the steps involved:

  1. Students can access the TCR form online: (https://www.memphis.edu/admissions/pdfs/tcr.docx).  Please download the form and complete Section I and save the form to your computer.
  2. Once the form is completed and saved, it should be attached to an email and sent to the Admissions Office at admissions@memphis.edu. Please be sure to include copies of the course description/s that the student plans to take in the same email.
  3. The Admissions Office will complete Section II (course information table), sign and forward the form to the student’s academic advisor via email requesting his/her signature. The advisor is responsible for returning the form to the Admissions Office.
  4. A copy of the signed TCR is kept on file in the Admissions Office until the student’s transcript is received and credits can be posted to the student’s UofM record. A copy of the TCR is also sent to the student’s graduation analyst as well as to the student.

Transfer Credit Policy and Residence Requirements

Undergraduate students who want to apply courses taken at another college/university must understand the residency requirements to be met in order to graduate with a University of Memphis degree.

  • A student will satisfy residence requirements for graduation by earning at least twenty-five (25) percent of credit hours required for the degree at the University of Memphis.
  • At least thirty (30) of the final sixty (60) hours required for the degree must be completed at the University of Memphis.
  • A student transferring credits from a two-year college or institution must complete, as a requirement for the baccalaureate degree, a minimum of (60) sixty semester hours in an accredited senior (four-year) institution.

Academic credit completed at another institution or higher education content provider can be considered for credit at the U of M if it meets at least one of the following conditions:

  • It is completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • It has been or can be demonstrated to be substantially similar to a University of Memphis course (this generally requires approval from the course delivering academic unit)

Credits from institutions on the quarter hour system will be converted to semester hours using the formula of one quarter equals two-thirds of a semester hour.

The maximum credit hour load allowed for any term includes all course enrollments both at the University of Memphis and at other institutions. Review the policy for credit hour load at: Maximum Credit Hour Load in the catalog.

General Education Requirements

The University General Education Program promotes a shared core learning experience for all undergraduate students at the University of Memphis and provides a framework upon which the college major can build. A complete listing of the courses fulfilling general education requirements for community colleges and universities is available on the TBR web site  under Transfer and Articulation Information.