IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOUR ORIENTATION SESSION!
ALEKS Math Assessment
Health Form and Immunization Requirements
Choosing Your Major Activity
High School Deficiency Requirements
ALEKS Math Assessment
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 meeting
with your academic advisor in order to register for any mathematics course for the
spring 2014 semester. Full information and testing access are available through the
MyMemphis portal at https://my.memphis.edu.
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 with
their advisor. 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 any time.
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. 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.
- Student Health Services highly recommends students have both vaccinations. As of July
1, 2013, the State of Tennessee requires all new students living in on-campus residence
halls to be immunized against meningococcal disease.
- To obtain the form and other information concerning Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis
B vaccinations go to http://saweb.memphis.edu/health/Forms/waiver.htm.
- When completing the form please mark your selection on both sections of the form and have your parent or legal guardian sign both sections.
Return your completed forms and/or immunization records to Student Health Services:
- Fax OR Mail a copy to Student Health Services
- Fax Numbers: 901-678-3124 or 901-678-1359
- Mailing Address: The University of Memphis, Student Health Services, 200 Hudson Health Center, Memphis,
- We also strongly recommend that you bring the completed signed form and/or immunization
records with you to orientation.
If You Have Received A High School Deficiency Notice
Students who have received a notice about a class needed to fulfill a high school
deficiency must contact the CARES Office at:
The University of Memphis
Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services
500 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152-3370
THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDING ORIENTATION AND MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE STUDENTS CAN REGISTER FOR CLASSES.