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.
- All students, both freshmen and transfer, must apply online for admission as an undergraduate student.
Pay the non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $50
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
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
- 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.
Graduate Students: Learn more about the Graduate School Admissions Process for International