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Apply to UofM ✔️ ... What Next?

Application Acknowledgement

Following completion and successful submission of the online application, you will receive an immediate confirmation of receipt.

One to three business days after submitting your application (online or paper) you will receive an official acknowledgement message. The acknowledgement message will arrive in your personal e-mail account (if provided on the application) or by standard mail.

The acknowledgement message will provide you information on how your application is being processed, including term of application and student level. This information is important for you to know in the event something is incorrect on the application – you can contact our office to correct it. Please note: Once an application has been submitted online, you will be unable to make corrections or updates yourself.

You will also receive your University of Memphis assigned ID in the acknowledgement message. This ID is referred to as your student ID, Banner ID, or U number. The ID is important as you move through the admissions / enrollment process.

This acknowledgment message should not be confused with an offer of acceptance.

Comprehensive Review

Following the initial review of your application by an admissions analyst, you will be notified by the Office of Admissions of any additional documentation that may be needed in order to continue processing your application. You will receive this notification in your personal e-mail account (if provided on the application) or by standard mail. As a graduate applicant some of the most common documentation requests include: all previous college transcripts, and GRE/MAT/GMAT test scores. Only documentation received directly from an issuing school, agency, or institution will be accepted as official – copies and hand delivered documents are not accepted.

The Office of Admissions will continue to notify you of outstanding documents throughout the application process. However, if there is a long period of absent respondent communication (60 days), your file will be held in an inactive status until we hear from you again.

After receiving and reviewing all requested documentation, an admissions analyst will compile and forward your file to the academic department of the declared major for review and decision. After the department has determined your admissibility, the decision will be communicated to the Office of Admissions.  You will receive notification directly from the Office of Admissions.

Admission Decision

Following the review and decision by the academic department of the declared major, the Office of Admissions will notify you of the admission decision. You will receive notification in your personal e-mail account (if provided on the application) and by standard mail. If accepted, your notification will include a 20 digit student account activation code that you will need to activate your University of Memphis student account through the iam.memphis.edu identity management system. It is imperative you activate this as soon as possible. Activation of your student account will enable your University of Memphis e-mail account and grant you access to the myMemphis portal. Instructions for establishing access are provided in the admission packet. To maintain the best contact with the University, we recommend you activate your account as soon as possible. That address is where “official” University communication will be sent.