IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THE YOU COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOUR ORIENTATION SESSION
Math Placement Testing
Health Form and Immunization Requirements
Math Placement Testing
To better ensure student success, the University of Memphis has adopted a mandatory
math assessment, known as ALEKS. The ALEKS assessment provides you with an opportunity
to find out what math course best fits your current knowledge and abilities. It is
important for success in mathematics that you enroll in a course for which you have
the necessary preparation and which leads to the math courses required for your particular
All incoming students must complete the ALEKS placement assessment before attending
New Student Orientation in order to register for any mathematics course for the fall
semester. Full information and testing access are available through the MyMemphis
portal at https://my.memphis.edu. All students must have the ALEKS math assessment completed prior to their orientation
sessions so the score will be available to their academic advisors.
Please remember your ALEKS score will determine which math course you are eligible
to register for at NSO. However, you may enroll in a lower level math course after
talking with your advisor at NSO.
Visit www.memphis.edu/aleks for additional information.
HEALTH FORM AND IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Student Health Services (901) 678-2287; http://saweb.memphis.edu/health/
Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization
Proof of two Varicella (chicken pox) immunizations are required for all incoming students.
Students must show proof of two vaccinations prior to registering for classes at New
Student Orientation. Please note: The two doses must be given at least 30 days apart
per CDC guidelines. Students graduating from a Tennessee high school must provide
proof of one vaccination given after graduation OR proof of two vacations given at
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunizations
Proof of two MMR immunizations are required for all incoming students. Students who
did not graduate from a Tennessee high school must show proof of two MMR immunizations.
Skin Test for Tuberculosis
Students coming from areas of high tuberculosis transmission are required to have
a Tuberculosis Skin Test (Mantoux, also known as PPD) before registering for classes
at the University of Memphis at New Student Orientation. The test must have been administered
in the United States within the past six months. International students and permanent
residents must provide proper identification when requesting the TB Skin Test at the
Health Center. For more information and a list of countries whose students may be
excluded from receiving the test, visit: http://saweb.memphis.edu/health/immunization/tb_skin.htm.
Hepatitis B and Meningitis Immunization Health History Form
Students who will be under the age of 18 during their orientation session must have
the Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization Health History Form completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. When completing the form, please
mark your selection on both sections of the form and have your parent or legal guardian
sign both sections of the form.
Student Health Services highly recommends students have both vaccinations. Students
living in on-campus residence halls must be immunized against the meningococcal disease.
The State of Tennessee requires students under the age of 22 who will be living in
a University of Memphis residence to be immunized against meningococcal disease on
or after their 16th birthday and to provide proof of receiving this immunization before
moving into their residence.
Return your completed forms and/or immunization records to Student Health Services
via the immunization upload system at umwa.memphis.edu/immunizations or by mail to:
It is strongly recommended that you also BRING a copy of your forms and records with
you to New Student Orientation.
- The University of Memphis, Student Health Services
200 Hudson Health Center, Memphis, TN 38152