Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP)

Frequently Asked Questions about PEP

  1. What is the Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) with the University of Memphis?
  2. What are the benefits of enrolling under the Partnership Enrollment Program Agreement?
  3. Who can participate?
  4. Where do I go if I have questions about the Partnership Enrollment Program?
  5. What commitment am I making to the University?
  6. What are the Partnership Enrollment Program Procedures?
  7. What are the requirements for transitioning to U of M?
  8. When should I apply for the PEP?
  9. What if there are additional admission requirements to enter a specific program at U of M?
  10. Can I participate in the PEP if I have earned credit from AP, CLEP, military training, college courses in high school, or another source?

Q: What is the Partnership Enrollment Program (PEP) with the University of Memphis?

A: Beginning fall 2009 the University of Memphis will partner with Southwest Tennessee Community College to offer a Partnership Enrollment Program that guarantees university admission to any student who completes the associate's degree university track (A.A.or A.S.). The agreement 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 joint admissions contracts. This agreement provides only for general admission to the University of Memphis. Requirements for admission to individual academic programs may vary. By making this choice early in their academic career, students will receive advising and access to some University of Memphis services and activities prior to their admission to the U of M.

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Q: What are the benefits of enrolling under the Partnership Enrollment Program Agreement?

A: If you enroll in the Partnership Enrollment Program with the University of Memphis and complete an associate's degree university track (AA/AS) at Southwest Tennessee Community College, you will:

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Q: Who can participate?

A: Southwest Tennessee Community College students who:

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Q: Where do I go if I have questions about the Partnership Enrollment Program?

Admissions at Southwest Tennessee Community College

Macon Cove Campus
5983 Macon Cove
901-333-4594

Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Ave
901-333-5924

Admissions at the
University of Memphis

Transfer Center at the
University of Memphis

101 Wilder Tower
901-678-2111

500 Wilder Tower
901-678-2783

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Q: What commitment am I making to the University?

A: None. Enrolling in the Partnership Enrollment Program does not obligate you in any way or prevent you from exploring options at other colleges and universities.

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Q: What are the Partnership Enrollment Program Procedures?

A: If you have determined that you are eligible to take part in the Partnership Enrollment Program and that the University of Memphis is your choice for the completion of your bachelor's degree, you are ready to proceed.

Your Partnership Intent to Enroll Form will be reviewed. When your eligibility has been confirmed, you will be notified by the Office of Admissions.

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Q: What are the requirements for transitioning to U of M?

A:

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Q: When should I apply for the PEP?

A: You can apply for the PEP any time up to the point you have earned no more than 30 hours. These credits include all courses taken at an institution of higher education, not just those taken at Southwest Tennessee Community College. When you have decided on a major you should apply for the PEP.

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Q: What if there are additional admission requirements to enter a specific program at U of M?

A: You must meet the requirements for admission into specific majors that are established for all students. These requirements could include preparing a portfolio of work, earning specific GPA or another requirement. You will be advised regarding these requirements when you indicate your choice of major. The PEP guarantees admission to the University of Memphis, not to specific degree programs.

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Q: Can I participate in the PEP if I have earned credit from AP, CLEP, military training, college courses in high school, or another source?

A: Yes, as long as the total number of college level credits that you have earned when you sign up for the PEP is less than 30, you can enroll.

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