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    University of Louisiana at Monroe
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Recruitment and Admissions



www.ulm.edu/prospectivestudents/

Recruitment and Admissions

The Office of Recruitment is committed to assisting prospective students in the decision-making process of choosing the right university for their higher education studies. Our Enrollment Counselors encourage prospective students to attend ULM by providing information about the academic advantages and opportunities our University offers. Our counselors promote campus tours, inform students of the available school services, provide informational brochures and application packets, conduct college information/career day programs, and coordinate and sponsor special recruiting events. They also assist high school counselors, community colleges and businesses in their effort to encourage prospective students to attend ULM.

The office is also responsible for PREP Student Orientation. Orientation serves as an opportunity to become familiar with all aspects of the University. New freshmen who have been accepted for the fall semester are required to attend one of the scheduled sessions during the summer. Students meet with advisors, schedule their fall classes, meet new friends, and become knowledgeable about our campus. Orientation sessions are also offered to parents which will help their son or daughter make the transition from high school much easier.

The Office of Admissions is responsible for the processing of all applications for admission without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, marital status, or veteran status. The Admissions Office accepts and certifies the validity of transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores for high school and college transfer students.

The Office of Admissions serves as the point of contact for students who need assistance with establishing Louisiana residency for tuition purposes in accordance with State Board regulations and establishes eligibility for and processes the out-of-state fee waiver.

All students are encouraged to apply for admission. ULM offers students who do not meet eligibility requirements the right to appeal for admission to the University. The Appeals Committee’s decision will be affected by the student’s potential for success and the need to enhance the University’s demographically diverse student population, as well as age, ethnic background, experience, and talent.

The Office of Recruitment/Admissions is located in the University Library, second floor. For more information regarding admissions or the University, visit www.ulm.edu/prospectivestudents/hawkseekers/, call (318) 342-7777 or  (800) 372-5127, or e-mail recruit@ulm.edu. To schedule a campus tour visit www.ulm.edu/prospectivestudents/hawkseekers/, call (318) 342-3806 or e-mail hawkseekers@ulm.edu.


Admission to the University

General Admission Policy

For admission as an undergraduate student, an applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school. However, graduates of non-accredited, home school, or GED programs may also apply for admission. A student’s registration at the University may be cancelled at any point if he/she is determined not to have a high school diploma or GED.

Every degree-seeking beginning freshman and every undergraduate transfer student (full-time or part-time) who has earned fewer than 18 semester hours (exception: adult learners) must complete a University entrance exam, either the ACT or SAT, and have official scores sent electronically to ULM. Since certain courses (English/mathematics) have ACT/SAT prerequisites, all students are required to have official ACT or SAT scores sent electronically prior to their enrollment.

All applicants for admission or readmission must submit the non-refundable application fee.

Only general admission to the University is offered to applicants by the Admissions Office.  For admission requirements to degree and professional programs, see the appropriate sections of the catalog by college.

The University reserves the right to deny admission in instances which doing so would be detrimental to the student or which would interfere with the capacity of other students to benefit from the ULM educational experience.

Please refer to the Admissions Enrollment Eligibility Policy section for additional information.

Admission by Undergraduate Application

Beginning Freshman (under age 25):

  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit an undergraduate application and pay the appropriate admission fee online at www.ulm.edu/apply (a paper application may also be downloaded and completed.
  2. TRANSCRIPT:  For in-state applicants, the Admissions Office will request high school transcripts electronically at the point of application and upon graduation.  Home-schooled and out-of-state students must provide an official high school transcript upon application and after graduation.  The final transcript must include final grades and date of graduation.  Transcripts should be mailed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Office of Recruitment/Admissions, 4100 Northeast Drive, Monroe, LA 71209-1160.  Students who have a GED (high school equivalency diploma) should submit the official GED results to the same address.
  3. ACT/SAT SCORE:  Official scores from either the ACT or SAT should be submitted electronically to ULM and must be received prior to enrollment.  ACT test (ULM Code-1598) information is available at www.actstudent.org/.  Tests are given at designated centers in September, October, December, February, April, and June.  Internationally, tests are administered at designated centers in October, December, February, April, and June.  Register online or call (319)337-1270.  SAT (ULM Code-6482) information is available at sat.collegeboard.org.  It is administered at designated centers in September, October, December, February, April, and June.  Tests are administered internationally as well.  Register online or by mail.  Detailed information on both tests is also available from high school principals or counselors.

MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS - First Time Freshmen

To be eligible for immediate admission, a first-time freshman student must:

  1. Complete the Regents Core: 19 units (from Core Curriculum).  Those courses in the English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Art categories as defined in the Core 4 Curriculum listed in the Department of Education Bulletins 741. www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/404  (Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Section 2318; Louisiana Handbook for Non-public School Administrators, Section 2109), and
  2. Earn a 2.35 minimum overall high school GPA, and
  3. Require no more than one developmental course: *

Minimum ACT subscore:

  • English 18 (SAT Verbal ≥ 450)
  • Mathematics ≥ 19 (SAT Math ≥ 460)

    *Effective Fall 2014, students must require NO developmental courses (ACT English minimum 18 AND Mathematics minimum 19).
  1. And meet one of the following requirements:
  • 2.00 minimum Core GPA, or
  • 21 minimum ACT composite score

For admissions purposes, a First-Time Freshman is a student under the age of 25 who has never attended any college or other post-secondary institution.  This includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term and those who entered with college credit earned before graduation from high school.

Applicants age 25 and over who have never attended any college or other post-secondary institution must meet the following minimum admissions requirements:

  1. Meet Core Requirements:
    1. LA Core 4 requirements (2012 graduates and thereafter), or
    2. LA Regents Core requirements (2005-2012 graduates), or
    3. Provide other evidence of potential for success: ACT/SAT composite score taken in the last three years, official GED scores, official high school transcript, etc. This information is reviewed by committee to determine admissions decision.
  2. Meet Placement Requirements:
    1. Require no more than one developmental course
      1. Minimum ACT English 18 (SAT 450), or
      2. Minimum ACT Mathematics 19 (SAT 460)
    2. If the applicant has not taken the ACT, he/she may take one or more Compass placement test to satisfy this requirement.

All students are encouraged to apply for admission even if they do not meet the above criteria.  Such applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and evaluated to determine likelihood of success at ULM.

International students should refer to  ULM Admission Standards for International Students (International Student Programs and Services)

Students who are not admitted to ULM should consider attending a Community College.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit an undergraduate application and pay the appropriate admission fee online at www.ulm.edu/apply (a paper application may also be downloaded and completed).
  2. TRANSCRIPTS: Request the Registrar of each college or university forward a complete and official transcript of work. An official transcript is one mailed directly from one institution to another and bears the institution’s seal, Registrar’s signature, and date of issuance.  Transcripts should be mailed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Office of Recruitment/Admissions, 4100 Northeast Drive, Monroe, LA 71209-1160.
  3. IF FEWER THAN 18 COLLEGE-LEVEL ACADEMIC HOURS EARNED: A transfer applicant who has earned fewer than 18 college-level academic hours will be considered a First-Time Freshman for admissions purposes and must supply appropriate documents.  See previous section for selective admisions criteria and application information.
  4. ACT/SAT SCORES: ULM reserves the right to require ACT/SAT scores for transfer students whose grades earned do not reflect satisfactory college-level performance.

MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS - Transfer Students

To be eligible for immediate admission, a transfer student must have earned:

a transferable associate degree (AA or AS) or higher, or

  1. 18 college-level academic hours, with a
  2. 2.00 minimum GPA, and
  3. have completed a college-level English AND  a college-level mathematics course designed to fulfill general educational requirements.
  • A Transfer Student is a new applicant to or at ULM who has previously attended another US postsecondary institution.  This DOES NOT include students enrolled for the first time in the summer. This DOES NOT include students who attended ULM previously.
  • Students transferring from non-US postsecondary institutions must meet minimum standards.  Admissions decisions will be made after receipt of academic transcript evaluation from an accredited evaluation service (WES is preferred - www.wes.org/).
  • International students for whom English is a second language and whose language of instruction is English are required to successfully complete a ULM English proficiency test.  They must have completed a college-level Mathematics and be eligible to enroll in a college-level English course.
  • A student desiring to transfer who has earned fewer than 18 college-level hours must have a 2.0 minimum GPA on college-level academic courses and must meet admission standards for First-Time Freshmen.

The requirements listed above are for general admission to the University only.  Admission to specific/professional degree programs are determined at the college level.

All students are encouraged to apply for admission. Students not meeting the above criteria will be considered for admission based on an individualized evaluation of their likelihood of success at ULM.

Applicants with previous college or university work from regionally accredited institutions may apply for admission only if eligible to return to the college or university from which they are transferring. The Recruitment/Admissions Office will make an admissions evaluation upon receipt of the application and official transcripts from every college and university previously attended. Transcripts of students who enroll are retained by the University for its official files.

Students will be admitted on probation according to current probation policy.

Transfer students will be placed on Provisional Academic Probation until all official transcripts have been received and their academic status has been determined. Those students placed on Provisional Academic Probation will be suspended from the University should they fail to earn at least a C average (2.0) on all hours pursued.

Students on Provisional Academic Probation will not be allowed to enroll at ULM for subsequent enrollment periods, nor will an official ULM transcript be released, until all official transcripts or other required missing credentials have been received.

Students from any other institution of higher learning will not be permitted to enroll while under suspension unless appeals criteria are met. Previous academic suspensions will be counted.

Transfer students under academic suspension for indefinite periods of time (length not specified) will not be considered for admission until such intervals of time would have elapsed had the suspension been incurred at ULM.

Evaluations concerning probation, suspension, grades, grade point average, and hours pursued and earned are based on prevailing ULM standards, regardless of previous determinations at other institutions the student has attended.

Please refer to the Admissions Enrollment Eligibility Policy section for additional information.

 


Transfer Credits Policy

  1. Students wishing to transfer credits from another institution to the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) must file an official transcript from that institution with ULM’s Office of Recruitment and Admissions.
  2. The extent to which credit earned in other colleges and universities is accepted toward fulfilling degree requirements at ULM is determined by the dean of the student’s college. Only work that applies toward the curriculum the student selects at ULM and that demonstrates satisfactory final grades will be applied to the student’s degree plan.
  3. No credit will be granted or recognized for work done by a student while under suspension from any educational institution unless the student meets ULM admissions and appeal requirements for that enrollment period.
  4. The Statewide Student Transfer Guide and Articulation System Matrices (Board of Regents’ E-matrix) indicate transfer equivalences of courses among Louisiana’s public colleges and universities and may be accessed through the Board of Regents’ Web page at www.regents.state.la.us. The matrices are not all-inclusive; there are additional courses that articulate between campuses. Students are advised to contact their dean’s office or the Office of Recruitment and Admissions if they are unclear as to whether academic credit at other institutions is transferable.
  5. Freshman English courses from colleges and universities where English is not the native language will not transfer to satisfy ULM’s requirements of ENGL 1001  and ENGL 1002 . A student with such credit must take ULM’s ENGL 1001  and ENGL 1002  or pass the appropriate CLEP tests for credit in freshmen English. This policy will apply to all international, resident alien, and U.S and naturalized citizen students.
  6. After students enrolled at ULM have earned 60 semester hours of non-developmental credits, they may not transfer credits earned in a two-year college to fulfill degree requirements, unless authorized to do so by their academic dean. Earned hours/credits refer to those associated with a course in which the student’s final grade is A, B, C, D, or CR.
  7. If the college does not approve a transfer course for general education credit, the student may petition the Office of Academic Affairs for a decision.
  8. All hours pursued by a student are used in determining the cumulative grade point average of that student, and all course work is posted to that student’s ULM transcript.
  9. Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions, by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, is used as a basis for determining the accreditation status of other institutions. The policies and publications used to determine the acceptance of credit earned through nontraditional means and the acceptance or non-acceptance of credits granted by another institution through nontraditional means (e.g., military credit, credit by examinations, or other methods) are on file in the Registrar’s Office.
     

International Student Programs and Services
www.ulm.edu/enrollment/international/

International Student Programs and Services welcomes international students and helps them achieve a successful and positive experience at ULM. The social and cultural enrichment these students bring to our campus is immeasurable. International students who have questions regarding admission, may contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at (318) 342-3059, Fax (318) 342-1915, or jordan@ulm.edu. Students who have questions about maintaining student status, F-1 and J-1 visas, arrival information, etc., may contact International Student Programs and Services, Library - Room 201D, (318) 342-5225, fax (318) 342-6466, or e-mail; international@ulm.edu.

International Student Programs and Services provides information and assistance regarding University regulations, immigration, and other matters. All international students are required to visit and maintain contact with the International Student Advisor as soon as they arrive on campus.

Undergraduate international students must submit the following application materials before eligibility for admission can be determined.

Steps to Admission:

  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit an undergraduate application and pay the $30 admission fee only at (www.ulm.edu/enrollment/international)
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Freshman students should submit an English translation of their transcript and original graduation certificate examination results.  Transfer students should submit English translations of transcripts from each university attended.  If the student attended a university outside of the US, he/she must also provide a credit evaluation by World Education Services (www.wes.org) or other accredited evaluation service.
  3. IELTS or TOEFL/SAT or ACT SCORES:  International students should submit official IELTS or TOEFL scores if the student’s language of instruction is not English. (TOEFL code - 6482).  Additionally, freshmen internationals must submit official SAT (SAT code - 6482) or ACT (ACT code - 1598) scores.
  4. Submit a Statement of Financial Backing and Understanding (www.ulm.edu/enroll/FinBack.pdf) with a copy of the sponsor’s bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the cost of attending college.
  5. Submit Proof of Immunization Compliance Form. www.ulm.edu/enroll/IForm.pdf
     

All materials should be submitted before the following deadlines:

Fall (August-December) Semester, May 1

Spring (January-May) Semester, October 1

Summer (June-July) Term, February 1

MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS - International Students, First Time Freshmen

To be eligible for immediate admission, an international First Time Freshman student must meet the following requirements:

The student must:

  1. Be admissible to a university in his/her home country.
  2. Have completed secondary program comparable to US high school graduation with a minimum 2.50 GPA.
  3. Require no more than one developmental course. *Effective Fall 2014, students must require NO developmental courses (ACT English minimum 18 AND Mathematics minimum 19). (Minimum SAT Critical Reading 450/Math 460, or ACT English 18/Math19), or a successful score on the COMPASS exam administered by ULM to students from countries that do not offer the ACT/SAT, or for conditionally admitted international students.
  4. Have an SAT minimum 980 (ACT 21) in Critical Reading + Math if GPA is lower than 2.50.
    *Effective Fall 2014, students must require NO developmental courses (ACT English minimum 18 AND Mathematics minimum 19).

In addition, the International First Time Freshman student must demonstrate English proficiency:

  1. The student’s language of instruction is English, OR
  2. Minimum score of 5.5 on IELTS or 61 Internet/173 computer/500 paper on TOEFL.

A minimum score of 600 on the paper-based, 100 on the Internet-based, or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL or an IELTS score of 7 or above exempts international students from taking English as a Second Language. Students admitted with scores below the minimum will be required to take a placement test upon arrival. The results will determine the need to enroll in English as a Second Language classes.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION may be granted to international students who meet admissions requirements but need further English language improvement.  Students who need such improvement can only be admitted conditionally for the fall semester and must attend an intensive intermediate language program on the ULM campus in June and/or July, depending on test scores.

A score of 4.5 - 5.4 IELTS or 15-45 on the writing portion of the IBT for TOEFL allows student to be admitted conditionally for summer only.  The student is required to successfully complete the ULM Summer ESL Program and is then enrolled in ESLG 1003  in August.

MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS - International Transfer Students

An International Transfer Student is one who has previously attended postsecondary institution.  This DOES NOT include students enrolled for the first time in the summer.  An international student desiring to transfer to ULM who has earned fewer than 18 college-level hours must meet International First-Time Freshman minimum admissions requirements, above.

To be eligible for immediate admission, an International Transfer student must have:

  1. earned a Transferable Associate Degree (AA or AS), OR
  2. Met the following requirements:

a.  Earned 18 college-level academic hours, and

b.  Minimum 2.50 GPA, and

c.  Must have completed a college-level mathematics and be eligible to enroll in a college-level English course (ESLG 1003  or ENGL 1001 )

 

In addition, the International Transfer Student must demonstrate English proficiency:

  1. The student’s language of instruction is English, OR
  2. Minimum score of 5.5 on IELTS or 61 Internet/173 computer/500 paper on TOEFL.

A minimum score of 600 on the paper-based, 100 on the Internet-based, or 250 on the computer-based TOEFL or an IELTS score of 7 or above exempts international students from taking English as a Second Language. Students admitted with scores below the minimum will be required to take a placement test upon arrival. The results will determine the need to enroll in English as a Second Language classes.

 

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION may be granted to international students who meet admissions requirements but need further English language improvement.  Students who need such improvement can only be admitted conditionally for the fall semester and must attend an intensive intermediate language program on the ULM campus in June and/or July, depending on test scores.

A score of 4.5 - 5.4 IELTS or 15-45 on the writing portion of the IBT for TOEFL allows student to be admitted conditionally for summer only.  The student is required to successfully complete the ULM Summer ESL Program and is then enrolled in ESLG 1003  in August.
 

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION INFORMATION 

For International First Time Freshmen and Transfer Students

International student athletes must also meet NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.

ULM reserves the right to test those students whose language is not English for English language proficiency.  International students may not circumvent the ESL requirement by taking freshman English at another institution while concurrently enrolled at ULM.  If deficiencies exist, the student must complete ESLG 1003  satisfactorily before accumulating more than 24 hours of credit.

Group hospitalization insurance is mandatory for all international students. Enrollment in the student group hospitalization insurance program is automatic at time of registration unless proof of comparable coverage by a private or government- sponsored agency is provided. Such proof will be determined by the Office of Student Services and must be presented to them in the first 10 days of every semester.

See Housing Exemptions and Appeals for University under Housing and Living Accommodations  requirements to live on campus.
 


GOLD — Gateway to Online Degrees

University of Louisiana at Monroe GOLD program is designed to enable adult learners to utilize the convenience and flexibility of online learning to earn a college degree. The opportunity to accelerate the process is offered through non-traditional course schedules of four and eight week sessions. There are a variety of degrees offered online. For a complete list of online degrees, visit the website at www.ulm.edu/gold


Visiting Students

Visiting students are those currently enrolled at another institution who wish to attend one semester or summer term at ULM and transfer the credit back to their home institution. They may be admitted by filing a visiting student application and an official letter of good standing from the Registrar of their home institution. However, students wishing to enroll in classes with pre-requisites must submit official transcripts to verify eligibility to enroll in those courses. Students who decide to transfer to ULM after one contiguous term as a visiting student will be required to submit a regular undergraduate application. Visiting students are not eligible to receive any federal financial aid and must reapply to attend ULM in any subsequent term as a visiting student.


Readmission

A returning student who have missed fewer than six consecutive terms (attending or applying for one or both summer sessions is considered participation in a term) is not required to reapply and should contact the Office of Admissions to reactivate his/her record.

A returning student who has missed a minimum of six consecutive terms is required to reapply and submit an application fee before enrolling.

Returning students must be advised before being permitted to enroll in courses.

If a returning student has attended another institution in the interim, the student is responsible for requesting official transcripts be mailed from the institution(s) to the Office of Admissions. If a student attends ULM during a period of suspension from another university and does not meet appeal criteria, all credits earned under the suspension will be voided.


Collegiate Programs

The Collegiate Admissions Program provides an opportunity for exceptional high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to earn college credit. Applications for the Collegiate Admissions Program are available through high school guidance counselors, the ULM Office of Recruitment/Admissions, or online at www.ulm.edu/dualenrollment/. Classes are taught on the ULM campus.

Admission Requirements:

  • of at least sophomore year (10th grade) standing
  • pursuing the Regents Core Curriculum
  • minimum ACT composite score of 18
  • minimum ACT subscore of 18 in English or 19 in mathematics
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Meet all course prerequisites

Students who have a 2.5-2.9 cumulative GPA will be considered for admission if they have an ACT composite score of 23 or higher.

Students must submit an application (paper or online) for admission along with the admission fee, recommendation from their high school principal and proof of immunization form. ULM will obtain an electronic copy of the high school transcript for all Louisiana residents. Official ACT scores are required.

Students participating in the collegiate program are not allowed to receive talent grants, academic scholarships or dependent fee waivers.

Tuition for students enrolled in collegiate program classes will be $150 per 3-hour course.

Students participating in the collegiate program are limited to a maximum of 9 hours per semester for a total of 6 semesters, exclusive of summer sessions. Collegiate students may take online courses only if they have a minimum 3.5 cumulative High School GPA and 23 ACT, or documented permission from a school official and a parent/guardian.

Early Start (Dual Enrollment) Program- This program allows students to earn college credit while enrolled in selected courses taught in their high schools.

Students must:

  • be of at least sophomore (10th grade) standing
  • be pursuing the Regents /TOPS Core or the Louisiana Core 4 curriculum
  • have a PLAN composite score of at least 18 or an ACT (or an equivalent SAT) composite score of at least 18 to enroll in a college degree course
  • have a PLAN or ACT (or an equivalent SAT) English sub-score of at least 18 to enroll in an entry level English college degree course
  • have a PLAN or ACT (or an equivalent SAT) mathematics sub-score of at least 19 to reenroll in an entry level mathematics college degree course
  • have a minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa or a 20 ACT composite score
  • meet all course prerequisites

Students who have a 2.5-2.9 cumulative gpa will be considered for admission if they have an ACT composite score of 23 or higher. Students with less than a 2.0 cumulative gpa are not eligible to participate in the Early Start (dual enrollment) program.

In addition, students must submit necessary applications, transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, social security card copy, and pay fees and tuition. To receive college credit, the student must be enrolled in the high school course for a full year and complete all course with a grade of A or B. If a student is pursuing an academic endorsement to his or her diploma, acquiring college credits may satisfy one of the components of the endorsement.

Tuition for students enrolled in Early Start (dual enrollment) program classes will be $150 per 3-hour course.

Students participating in the Early Start (dual enrollment) program are not allowed to receive talent grants, academic scholarships or dependent fee waivers.

Students participating in the Early Start (dual enrollment) program are limited to a maximum of 9 hours per semester for a total of 6 semesters, exclusive of summer sessions.


Special Non-Degree Academic Program (SNAP)

Undergraduate students wishing to enrich their educational background without pursuing a degree at the University of Louisiana at Monroe may enroll as special non-degree students. This program is available to the following applicants:

  1. Students 19 years or older
  2. High school graduates and non-high school graduates
  3. Students who have attended other collegiate institutions and are eligible to return

Applicant must:

  1. File an application for admission as a special non-degree student with the application fee.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the last college attended, if attendance was within the past year.

Non-degree-seeking students are cautioned that course work pursued while in this classification may not necessarily apply toward a degree at ULM. Once non-high school graduates have earned 24 semester hours, they may petition the Registrar for instatement as degree-seeking students. When collegiate transfer students wish to enter degree-seeking status, they must present official transcripts from each collegiate institution attended so their academic standing can be determined.

Applicants admitted as non-degree students may not be eligible for financial aid or Veterans Administration educational benefits, since both require students to be enrolled in degree-awarding programs. Also, applicants may pursue only undergraduate courses and are limited to a maximum of 6 semester hours in a regular semester or summer term. Since certain university courses require prerequisites, applicants should check the University catalog for course sequences.

Please refer to the Admissions Enrollment Eligibility Policy section for additional information.


Admissions Enrollment Eligibility Policy

Applicants who submit an application but fail to enroll for the term indicated on the application will be permitted registration for six consecutive terms (attending or applying for one or both summer sessions is considered participation in a term.) Applicants who do not enroll for the term for which they applied must call the Office of Recruitment/Admissions to reactivate their application. After six terms of without enrollment, applicants will be required to submit a new application, an application fee, and all required credentials.

Applicants who enroll and maintain academic eligibility will remain eligible for registration until a lapse of enrollment for six consecutive terms occur or until graduation.

It is the responsibility of the student to inform ULM of any attendance at other institutions before eligibility is determined by the Recruitment/Admissions Office. Students under academic suspension from another institution are not eligible to enroll at ULM. Should a student fail to inform the ULM Recruitment/Admissions Office of ineligibility and attend while under suspension, credits earned will be voided.


Resident and Non-Resident Classification

The residence status of an applicant or student is determined in accordance with Louisiana Board of Regents regulations and is based upon evidence provided in the application for admission and related documents. Residence status is determined by the Office of Recruitment/Admissions after the completed application for admission has been submitted. Regulations are based primarily on the location of the home and the place of employment. Residence status may not be acquired by an applicant or student while residing in Louisiana for the primary purpose of attending school. Resident status is not determined for undergraduate students registered for six semester hours or fewer; graduate students for three semesters or fewer; or all non-resident students enrolled in up to six semester hours of graduate or undergraduate courses offered through web-based instruction, when domiciled outside of the state of Louisiana and not enrolled in any other courses at the University. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the University with the evidence deemed necessary to establish the residence status:

  1. Applicants living with their parents are classified as residents, if the parents have established a bona fide residence in Louisiana. Ordinarily, a parent is considered to have established a residence in Louisiana if he/she actually resides and is employed full time in the State. A parent who is unable or chooses not to be employed, may be considered to have established a residence in Louisiana if there is convincing evidence that he/she continuously resides in Louisiana. If only one parent qualifies as a resident of Louisiana, the student shall be classified as a resident provided that student resides with the parent who is a resident of Louisiana. An individual who resides in Louisiana and is employed full time in another state may be classified as a resident. In such a case, appropriate documentary evidence must be presented.
  2. Students residing with their parents and enrolling as non-residents are classified as residents if the parents move to Louisiana and acquire residence as defined in these regulations.
  3. Persons may be classified as residents of Louisiana at the end of twelve consecutive months of residence, if they have been employed in Louisiana, and if during that period they have not been registered in an educational institution for more than six semester hours or its equivalent in any semester. Persons who are unable to be employed and who have not been registered in any educational institution for more than six semester hours or its equivalent in any semester may acquire residence in Louisiana if there is convincing evidence that they continuously resided in Louisiana for twelve consecutive months immediately preceding registration.
  4. A student who is married to a Louisiana resident may acquire the residence status of his/her spouse.
  5. Persons who reside in Louisiana for at least two years (exclusive of military service) and who then move to another state or foreign country retain the right to enroll themselves or any of their dependents as a resident for a period equal to the number of years they resided in Louisiana, but the right shall expire for a person who resides for a period of two years in another state or foreign country.
  6. Members of the full-time (not reserve or guard) Armed Forces currently stationed in Louisiana and their dependents shall be classified as Louisiana residents. Military personnel who were stationed in Louisiana immediately prior to their release from active duty may enroll themselves or their dependents as residents during a period not to exceed six months after the date of release, provided that the term of active duty shall have been no less than 12 consecutive months.
  7. Members of the full-time Armed Forces who were residents of Louisiana immediately prior to entering the Armed Forces retain the right for themselves or any of their dependents to be classified as a resident as long as they are in the Armed Forces and for a two-year period after leaving the Armed Forces.
  8. A resident of Louisiana does not lose the right to be classified as a resident during periods of employment in a foreign country.
  9. An alien who has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence as an immigrant (proof of such status in his possession of his Form I-551-Alien Registration Receipt Card or passport officially stamped “approved as resident alien”) and who has established residence under any of the foregoing provisions shall be declared a resident of the State.
  10. A student may be declared a resident if either parent is a graduate of the institution which the student attends.
  11. A student that graduates with an associate or higher degree may be classified as a resident for subsequent enrollment at the Institution (applicable only to US citizens), with the following exception: Beginning Fall 2013, new enrollees to the Institution in the Pharmacy program will not be classified as a resident if they earn an Associate or Bachelor’s degree from ULM prior to entering Pharmacy school. Students who first enrolled at ULM prior to Fall 2013 may be classified as a resident if they earn an Associate or Bachelor’s degree from ULM prior to entering Pharmacy school.