Admission

Application Process

To be considered for admission, applicants must be admitted to the University of Memphis and complete a separate application below for admission to the Honors College. The online application should take less than five minutes to complete.

Deadlines

Term Deadline Decision Date
Fall July 1 August 1
Spring  January 4 January 15

Post Decision Process

Students should be notified of their application status by the decision dates listed above via their University of Memphis email and/or by postal mail.

Mandatory Orientation 

All applicants admitted to the Honors College are required to attend a mandatory orientation before their status as an Honors student is made official. Orientations are typically held the week prior and/or the first week of classes of each semester.  

Incoming Freshmen

National Merit Finalists/National Achievement Finalists, and recipients of the Presidential, the Provost's, and the Dean's Scholarships are automatically admissible to the College upon receipt of their applications. Generally, our minimal admission requirements are a 27 ACT, or its equivalent on other tests, and a 3.50 high school GPA. 

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Transfer Students

Transfer students who have achieved at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA in 12 to 59 semester hours of college credit are eligible for admission into the Honors College.  Students with more than 59 credits may still apply, but will need to meet with an Honors advisor to provide a brief explanation about how they plan to complete the 25 credits of Honors curriculum. 

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Continuing Students

University of Memphis students who have achieved at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA in 12 to 59 semester hours of college credit are eligible for admission into the Honors College. Students with more than 59 credits may still apply, but will need to meet with an Honors advisor to provide a brief explanation about how they plan to complete the 25 credits of Honors curriculum.