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Placement and Special Exams


If you failed to earn a valid ACT/SAT test score in either math or English and lack college level credit in these two areas, you will need to take the COMPASS (Computerized Adaptive Placement Assessment & Support System) test for placement purposes. Your are also encouraged to take this test if you feel that your ACT/SAT score does not reflect your true knowledge of the subject area.

For information on ACT/SAT test scores and on COMPASS testing (including test dates), visit the Transitional Academic Studies website.

Intensive English for Internationals Courses

The English for Internationals Program offers non-credit courses in English language instruction for non-English Speakers, including a course for advanced students which prepares them to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam.

For information on the program, including registration information, visit the Intensive English for Internationals website.

Language Placement Exams

All students should take a placement exam before enrolling for the first time in a foreign language course at the University of Memphis.

For information on Language Placement exams, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.

Testing Center

The U of M Testing Center administers or offers registration for a variety of admissions, credit, or placement exams: CLEP (credit by examination), DANTES, MAT, GRE, Law School Admissions, and Senior Testing (General Education Testing) are just a few of the exams offered.

For information on the Testing Center, exams offered, and exam registration and dates, please visit the Testing Center Website.


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