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After Acceptance

Congrats! You're In! Now that you're admitted, be sure to complete these steps:

Step 1: Complete the Admitted Student Checklist

Admitted Students >

Step 2: I-20 Documents, Visas and Other Documentation

All students must verify lawful presence in the United States: 

  • International students already in possession of a visa (non-F1 visas) must upload a copy of their visa at our secure document site.  New arrivals may upload a copy of their I-94 Admission Number.
  • Admitted students who plan to enter the US with an F-1 visa can begin the I-20 process using the Terra Dotta application and work with the International Students Services (ISS) to complete data requirements for a form I-20.
    • Please be prepared to present the following documents:
      • A copy of your passport
      • A bank statement (proof of funding, within 6 months, for tuition and living costs for two regular semesters = $30,592 USD for UG and $30,658 USD for Grad)
      • An affidavit of support 
      • The International Student Services will need to see both proof of full admission and full financial documentation in order to prepare and send the I-20.
    • International students seeking an F1 visa will be required to present proof of visa upon arrival on campus.   Proof of visa can be confirmed at the Office of International Student Services.

For questions on the F-1 visa, US Department of Homeland Security regulations for international students or SEVIS issues, please visit International Student Services.

Review the New International Student Guide >

Step 3: Apply for an International Merit Scholarship

Eligible undergraduate students must have a 3.25 high school or college GPA or 24 ACT or 1180 SAT score.  If you wish to apply for the international merit scholarship, then you must upload a copy of your NACES approved credential evaluation confirming your official GPA calculation.   

Apply Now >

Step 4: Meet With Academic Advisor

Now to the fun part... Mapping out the path to your degree and choosing all the courses to help you meet your career goals.

Get Advised >

Step 5: Register for Classes

Once you've been advised and the advising "flag" on your account has been cleared, you can register for courses.

View detailed registration instructions >

Step 6: Confirm Health Insurance/Record

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.)

Learn more about insurance >

Step 7: Request Your Campus ID Card

When you have registered for your courses for the current school semester, a campus (ID) card may be requested by logging into your campus card account.  Once logged in, click the link that says "Submit New Photo" and follow the directions. 

*Please note, if you are an online student you will be required to upload your official government-issued ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport for verification purposes.

The Campus Card Office is located at 115 Wilder Tower on the main campus and in 109 Varnell-Jones on the Lambuth Campus.


Step 8: Learn More About Parking on Campus

For students, General Permit Parking is paid for through the Maintenance Fee portion of your semester tuition. Once you have registered for classes, a semester validation sticker will be mailed to the address on file with Student Records. New students are mailed a permit (hangtag) along with a semester validation sticker prior to fee payment. The UofM permit (hangtag) must be updated every semester with a current semester validation sticker. Resident and priority parking is available for additional fees.

Parking on campus >

Step 9: Fee Payment

All tuition fees are detailed in TigerXpress. Payments can be processed online, by mail or in-person.

Learn more about fee payment >

If you have additional questions regarding the next steps to enrollment, then please contact our Office of International Student Services at TheWorld@memphis.edu.