Tennessee Promise

Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP)

Since fall 2009 Southwest and The University of Memphis (U of M) have partnered to offer a Partnership Enrollment Program that guarantees university admission to any student who completes the associate's degree university track (Associate of Arts [A.A.] or Associate of Science [A.S.]). View the Southwest Directory of Programs.

Check out the PEP Admitted Advising Schedule.

The PEP benefits students by reducing the total cost of higher education by encouraging students to complete the associate's degree at the community college. Students also benefit from improved and collaborative academic advising and by completion of Partnership contracts. This agreement provides only for general admission to U of M. Requirements for admission to individual academic programs may vary. By making this choice early in your academic career, students will receive advising and access to some U of M services and activities prior to admission to the U of M.