SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR ADMISSION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS
For complete and up-to-date information on university requirements for foreign students,
The university enrolls non-immigrant alien students on the “F-1” student visa. For
more information on admission of international students, please contact the Graduate
School Student Services Office, AD 215, Phone: 901.678.4370. Keeping up with current
procedures is even more important now that the U.S. government has complicated its
regulations for obtaining a visa and made the process much more lengthy.
Students whose highest degree is from a foreign institution must arrange for a professional
evaluation of their credentials. The university will accept evaluations done by any
credentialing agency listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services'
website (http://www.naces.org/), but requires the course-by-course report. For information on the equivalency of
degrees, see http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/intldegrees.php
All applicants whose native language is not English must supply results of the Test
of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its equivalent. You can get information
about TOEFL at http://www.toefl.org/ or by writing to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08541,
U.S.A. All test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to The University
of Memphis, institutional code 1459. Scores must be less than two years old. The Graduate
School requires a minimum score of 550 on the paper or 210 on the computer test. Those
applying for an assistantship should also take the TSE (Test of Spoken English), which
you can take at the same time as the TOEFL.