At the University of Memphis there are two situations where it would be necessary
to have a transfer credit evaluation completed.
1. New transfer students to the University of Memphis or readmitting students who,
since last attending the U of M, have attempted course work from another accredited
institution of higher education, will be required to have their transcript/s sent
to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. An admissions analyst will review the
transcript and evaluate each course for equivalency to a course at the U of M. Some courses will have a direct equivalent and therefore, will receive credit for
that class. Other courses may be evaluated and not have a direct equivalent - in those
cases, credits will be assigned as electives. Exactly how each course fulfills degree
program requirements will be determined by the student's academic advisor. There may
also be times where courses do not fulfill any program requirements and will not transfer
at all. Transfer credit evaluations will only be completed after a student has been
fully admitted to the University of Memphis in a degree seeking status.
2. The other situation where a transfer credit evaluation is done occurs when a currently
enrolled University of Memphis student opts to take a course at another institution
for credit towards his/her U of M program. In this situation, the student is required
to meet with his/her advisor and determine the course equivalency prior to registering
for the course at the other institution. Additional information on the transfer credit request process is available online.