The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee mandates that each public or private
post-secondary institution in the state provide information concerning Hepatitis B
infection to all students entering the institution for the first time. Those students
who will be living on campus must also receive information about the risk of meningococcal
After reading this information and prior to registering for classes, you must complete
and sign the waiver form to indicate that you have received the information and have
chosen to have the vaccination, plan to have the vaccination, or chosen not to have
the vaccination. The waiver form is on-line at: http://saweb.memphis.edu/health/.
The University of Memphis requires all students born after January 1957 to have had
the measles (MMR) vaccination after January 1, 1980, in order to register. The vaccination
is available in the University Health Center for a nominal fee.
Limited medical services are available in the University Health Center upon presentation
of a valid student identification card. Outpatient medical services, including general
clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment; laboratory and X-ray; family planning;
and a dispensary are available. Students are charged only for lab tests sent off-campus
to a reference lab, for medicines (over-the-counter or prescribed by the center) purchased
at the dispensary, and for family planning.
Entrance Examination Information
The GRE, PRAXIS I (PPST), and TOEFL can be taken on campus by computer. Call the University
of Memphis ETS Computer-Based Testing Center (John W. Brister Hall 112) at 901-678-1457
to make an appointment.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Registration packets for the GRE may be obtained from Graduate Admissions (WT 101)
or the Testing Center (JWB 112).
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): Arrangements for taking the GMAT can be made by writing to GMAT, Educational Testing
Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, by calling 1-800-462-8669, or by using www.gmac.com.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): Students who wish to arrange for the MAT should contact the Testing Center, JWB 112.
Determinations concerning the classification of graduate students as in-state or out-of-state
for fee purposes are made in Graduate Admissions. The determinations are based on
the regulations and guidelines of the Tennessee Board of Regents. See "Expenses" for further information. The residency guidelines differ from and are independent
of guidelines used to determine residency for other purposes, such as tax liability,
driver’s licenses, voting, etc. If, for any reason, there is a question about a student’s
residency classification for fee paying purposes, it is his or her responsibility
to check with Graduate Admissions. Application for reclassification must be made to
the classification officer on or before the last day of regular registration of that
Mission: The Office of Veterans Services, 003 Wilder Tower, provides assistance for eligible
National Guard/Reserves, veterans, and/or dependents who enroll at the University
of Memphis and who make application for programs of education or training, and VA
tutorial services. Other assistance includes: liaison with Veterans Administration
Regional Office, counseling, and counseling referral for personal, family, career,
financial, and educational problems.
Application for VA benefits: Those who will be using VA educational assistance while enrolled at the University
of Memphis should contact the Office of Veterans Services. They should also be prepared
to furnish the following items as applicable:
Advance Pay: Advance payment is available for eligible veterans and dependents who plan to enroll
on at least a half-time basis. Applications will be accepted in the Veterans Services
Office as early as 120 days before the term begins but no later than 45 days before
the beginning entry. Generally, the advance pay deadline for the fall semester is
around July 15, while spring semester deadline is around November 15. Advance pay
checks include an allowance for the month or fraction thereof in which the course
begins and the allowance for the following month. Advance pay checks are mailed to
the school for delivery to the student at registration. Initial applicants who do
not apply for advance pay may expect their check to be mailed to their home within
six to eight weeks after registration.
- The number 4 original or copy of the DD214 or other armed forces separation papers.
- Copy of Delayed Enlistment Contract.
- Copies of marriage licenses and children’s birth certificates.
- Copy of final divorce decree if either veteran or spouse has been previously married.
- VA file number if different from social security number.
Enrollment Status: For VA benefits during the regular terms (Fall and Spring), 12 semester hours constitute
a full-time load for undergraduate students; 9 hours is full-time for graduate students.
However, training time for summer session at the undergraduate and graduate level
is based on the number of semester hours attempted per term. The Veterans Administration
places restrictions on those who receive veterans educational benefits. Some of these
restrictions include: (1) regular class attendance, (2) satisfactory academic progress,
and (3) adherence to a specific degree plan.
Degree Plan: Only courses that are required for the degree and major may be certified for VA pay.
VA will not pay for repeat courses if the grade already earned is accepted by the
U of M and will fulfill graduation requirements toward the declared degree and major
(even if the course was taken at another institution with or without use of the GI
Bill). VA will not pay for elective courses in excess of those needed to meet graduation
Although advisors are provided for veterans, this assistance does not relieve students
of the responsibility for fulfilling all VA and University requirements.
Certification: Enrollment certifications are mailed and/or electronically submitted to the appropriate
VA Regional Office upon receipt of the Veterans Request for Certification Form. Students
are required to submit this form to the Veteran Services Office at the University
of Memphis each semester. Students will be certified on a term-by-term basis. Pre-certification
will be done only when a request for advance pay is made.
Termination of Benefits: VA benefits and Title IV funds for enrollment fees are subject to cancellation and
immediate repayment if the recipient stops attending, whether or not he/she has withdrawn
or dropped a course. The instructor will report the last known date of attendance
as the student’s "unofficial withdrawal date." Students who stop attending will be
assigned a grade of "F" in courses that do not reflect an official withdrawal.
Graduate students are eligible to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the
US Air Force by completing 12 semester hours of the AFROTC advanced program in conjunction
with their graduate studies. Applications are accepted during January and February
for Fall semester entries.
Graduate students are also eligible to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in
the US Army by completing 16 semester hours of the ROTC advanced program in conjunction
with their graduate studies.