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UM was founded in 1912. It enrolls around 20,210 students per semester. The University offers 15 bachelor's degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, Master's degrees in over 45 subjects, Doctoral degrees in 21 disciplines, Specialist degree in education, Juris Doctor (law degree) and a range of online degree programs. The University of Memphis is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Intensive English for Internationals (IEI) program, through the Center for International Programs and Services at the University of Memphis, offers comprehensive study of the English language to students from around the world. Due to the highly academic nature of the curriculum, IEI prepares students for entry into graduate and undergraduate programs throughout the United States. Additionally, the IEI program offers courses to foreign professionals living in the Memphis area to improve their working knowledge of English.
The UM offers non-credit intensive English language study for university-bound students as well as others who wish to become proficient in English. It provides five 8-week sessions during the academic year with starting dates in January, March, June, August and October. Classes are small and designed to develop communication and academic skills in English through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
There are seven levels of instruction, from beginning to advanced. However, students are expected to have a basic knowledge of English upon entering. New students are tested at the beginning of each session and placed in the appropriate level. Full-time students study 23 hours per week. F-1 students must enroll full-time; students who do not have an F-1 visa may attend full- or part-time. The Director can help such students choose appropriate classes.
Full Time (23 hours/week;required for F1 students) - $1500
Reading/Writing - $587
Grammar - $391
All Morning Classes (15 hours/week) - $978
Listening/Speaking - $261
Module - $261
Two Afternoon Classes (8 hours/week) - $522
IEI Program Fee (required for all students) - $188
Medical Insurance (required for F1 students; fee slightly higher for students over 40; summer session fee is lower) - $298
F1 Student Application Fee - $100
Other Student Application Fee - $25