Apr 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Recruitment and Admissions



www.ulm.edu/admissions/

Recruitment

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.

To schedule a campus tour visit www.ulm.edu/hawkseekers, call (318) 342-3806 or e-mail hawkseekers@ulm.edu.

Admissions

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 link to the Admissions Appeal form is located on the following website: https://webservices.ulm.edu/webforms/form/appeal-admission. The Appeals Committee’s decision will be affected by the student’s potential for success 

The Office of Admissions is located in Sandel Hall, first floor. For more information regarding admissions or the University, visit www.ulm.edu/admissions, call (318) 342-7777 or e-mail admissions@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/HiSet programs may also apply as they may be eligible for admissions.

All applicants for admission or readmission must submit the non-refundable application fee. Students who did not attend the term selected on their application must reapply for the desired term.

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.
  2. TRANSCRIPT:  For in-state applicants with a graduation of <5 years, the Admissions Office will request high school transcripts electronically at the point of application and upon graduation.  Home-schooled, in-state applicants with a graduation of <5 years, 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 may be escripted to docman@ulm.edu or mailed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Office of Admissions, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209.  Students who have a GED/HiSet (high school equivalency diploma) should request the official scores be escripted or mailed to the same address.

MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS - First Time Freshmen

** Students may be admitted on a provisional status with a 6th semester GPA. High school graduation is verified by the Student Transcript System (STS) or an official high school transcript from the institution that lists the graduation date and final semester GPA. If the validity of the official transcript is in question, the school will be contacted to verify the contents.

To be eligible for immediate admission, a first-time freshman student must meet one of the following sets of standards:

  • Group A (Students who have completed the TOPs CORE curriculum)
    • Finish with a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
    • Finish with a 2.0 CORE GPA or an ACT Composite of a 20
    • Be eligible for a standalone college level or a 2 hr. co-requisite for Math or English

This link can be used to view standalone and co-requisite requirements: https://www.laregents.edu/academicaffairs-policiesandprocedures/

Policy 2.18 Gateway Mathematics and English Course Placement Requirements

  • Group B (Students who did not complete the TOPs CORE curriculum)
    • Finish with a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
    • Finish with a 2.5 CORE GPA of the CORE classes taken
    • Be eligible for a standalone college level or a 2 hr. co-requisite for Math or English

This link can be used to view standalone and co-requisite requirements: https://www.laregents.edu/academicaffairs-policiesandprocedures/

Policy 2.18 Gateway Mathematics and English Course Placement Requirements

  • Group C (HiSet Graduates)
    • HiSet score of 15 or higher on any subtest and 4 or higher on the essay
    • GED scores will be reviewed on an individual basis
    • Be eligible for a standalone college level or a 2 hr. co-requisite for Math or English

This link can be used to view standalone and co-requisite requirements: https://www.laregents.edu/academicaffairs-policiesandprocedures/

Policy 2.18 Gateway Mathematics and English Course Placement Requirements

Please contact admissions@ulm.edu for inquiries regarding the GED.

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.

Adult learner (applicants age 25 and over who have never attended any college or other post-secondary institution) please contact admissions@ulm.edu for most recent requirements.

All students are encouraged to apply for admission. Students not meeting the above criteria 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 Students)

Students who receive a denial of admission may appeal the decision. Link: https://webservices.ulm.edu/webforms/form/appeal-admission

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit an undergraduate application and pay the appropriate admission fee online at www.ulm.edu/apply.
  2. TRANSCRIPTS: Request the Registrar of each college or university to send a complete and official academic transcript. Transcripts can be escripted to docman@ulm.edu or mailed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Office of Admissions, 700 University Avenue, 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 must submit an official high school transcript and official ACT/SAT scores and meet the freshman criteria.

University of Louisiana at Monroe accepts credits earned at universities in the following accrediting bodies: Middle State Commission on Higher Education, New England Commission of Higher Education, Higher Learning Commission, Northwest commission on College and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS - Transfer Students

To be eligible for immediate admission, a transfer student 25 years of age must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completed an Associates Degree (AAS, AA, AS, AALT, ASLT, or AGS) or higher from an accredited institution
  • Completed a minimum 18 hours of transfer credit with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and completed college level Math and English with a grade of “C” or above.
  • Meet first-time-first year admission requirements (see above) and be in good standing with prior institution.

**25 and older transfer- In good standing with prior institutions and meets minimum placement for standalone Math or English. 


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 have the opportunity to submit an admissions appeal to be considered for admission based on an individualized evaluation of their likelihood of success at ULM.

Applicants with previous college or university work from accredited institutions may apply for admission only if eligible to return to the college or university from which they are transferring. The 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 admitted on Provisional status until all official final transcripts have been received and their academic status has been determined. 

Students on Provisional status 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.

All transfer students must provide their immunization record or complete an exemption form. Immunization information is available on our webpage www.ulm.edu/immunization. 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 must request that an official transcript from each institution to be sent to ULM’s Office of 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 completed 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 Admissions and Scholarships 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 enroll at ULM and 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 Students
www.ulm.edu/enrollment/international/

University of Louisiana Monroe 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 Admissions Office at (318) 342-5799 or international@ulm.edu. Students who have questions about maintaining student status, F-1 and J-1 visas, etc., may visit the Admissions Office, Sandel Hall, Room 102, (318) 342-1704 or international@ulm.edu.

The Admissions Office 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.

International students can refer to the following website for all admissions standards: https://www.ulm.edu/admissions/international.html

 

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.

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


Visiting Students

Visiting students must meet all the same requirements as a transfer student. Students who decide to transfer to ULM after one contiguous term as a visiting student will be required to submit a regular undergraduate application and fee. Visiting students are not eligible to receive any federal financial aid. For more information and assistance, please contact the Admissions Office at 318-342-5430.

A returning student who has missed two 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 or electronically sent 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 juniors and seniors to earn college credit. Applications for the Collegiate Admissions Program are available at https://www.ulm.edu/collegiateprogram/ Classes are taught on the ULM campus.

Admission Requirements:

  • A high school junior or senior (summer following Sophomore year)
  • Pursuing the Regents Core TU Curriculum
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 20 or SAT 1030
  • Minimum ACT subscore of 18 in English or 19 in mathematics or 500 SAT EBRW or 519 SAT MATH
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

If GPA is between 2.5 and 2.99 the student can be admitted with an ACT Composite of 23 or SAT 1130

  • Meet all course prerequisites

Students must submit an application for admission with the admission fee, recommendation from their high school principal and proof of immunization form (www.ulm.edu/immunization). ULM will obtain an electronic copy of the high school transcript for all Louisiana residents. Official ACT scores must be sent to ULM directly from ACT. Test score report requests can be made on the ACT website (www.actstudent.org).

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 $100 per credit hour. Other fees could include class course fees, textbooks, parking decal, etc. Students must enroll during regular registration periods to avoid additional fees.

Students may participate in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters but are limited to a maximum of six (6) hours per semester for up to 6 semesters.

 


Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment Program at the University of Louisiana Monroe offers students at participating schools the opportunity to earn college credit and meet the requirements for high school graduation.

Courses are taught either at the high school or online by SACSCOC-qualified Instructors.

Students participating in the Dual Enrollment Program are not allowed to use talent grants, academic scholarships or dependent fee waivers.

 

PROSPECTIVE DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR 2024-2025 ACADEMIC YEAR

Students wishing to initiate or continue their participation in dual enrollment for the 2024-2025 academic year may be eligible to enroll in academic courses on the Master Articulation Matrix if they meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, as determined by the high school, including any GPA adjustments made due to Spring 2020 disruptions in learning;

AND

  • Subject-specific demonstration of readiness in Mathematics (for mathematics and science courses)

or

  • English (for English, foreign language, history, social science, humanities, or arts survey courses) through either:

 

  1. Subject-specific minimum scores on any assessment listed in Academic Affairs Policy 2.22 (listed below): ULM will continue to accept the same subject-specific assessment eligibility scores as previous academic years.

 

ENGLISH

MATHEMATICS*

ACCUPLACER

86 Sent
Structure

65 (Elem Alg.)
40 (Col-Level Math)*

ACCUPLACER NG

250 Writing

250 QRAS

*For College Algebra: ≥ 70 Accuplacer College-Level Math; ≥ 263 Accuplacer NG (QRAS) or ≥ 250 (AAF) are recommended.

ASPIRE

433

431

MAP

245

265

Pre-ACT

18

19

Pre-SAT

25WL

500

ACT

18

19

SAT

500ERW

510Math

 

 

OR

  1. Counselor Recommendation

For the academic year 2024-2025, while we are able to accept a Counselor Recommendation (CREC) in lieu of scores, please use the following to ensure the CREC can be used for admission to ULM – DE Program:

  1. Counselor recommendation (CREC) based on overall student performance and grade trends on HS letterhead
  2. Include a copy of the student’s HS transcript with relevant courses highlighted to demonstrate overall student performance and grade trends
  3. Include a copy of ANY available scores (Accuplacer, Aspire, MAP, Pre-ACT, Pre-SAT, ACT, or SAT, etc) even if they do not meet minimums

While the Board of Regents encourages all institutions to follow this policy, we recognize that minimum requirements may be increased for particular courses.

Additionally, in order for students to be enrolled in courses, the following conditions apply:

1. Must be at least a Sophomore in high school
2. Admitted to ULM prior to the posted deadline
3. All course prerequisite are met
4. Requested courses are on the SACSCOC-approved course list for the student’s high school

Students must apply online at www.ulm.edu/dualenrollmentCLICK HERE TO BEGIN
and submit the Dual Enrollment Program Signature Page with necessary documentation noted in the checklist.

There is a one-time, non-refundable Application Fee of $20.

Tuition is $100 per credit hour.

Students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and/or access codes.

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


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. Submit 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 required to reapply for the desired semester.

It is the responsibility of the student to inform ULM of any attendance at other institutions before eligibility is determined by the Admissions Office. Students under academic suspension from another institution are not eligible to enroll at ULM. Should a student fail to inform the ULM 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 the University of Louisiana system regulations and is based upon evidence provided in the application for admission and related documents. Residence status is determined by the Office of 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. Residency regulations can be found using the following link: https://www.ulsystem.edu/board-rules-policies-procedures/board-policy-procedure-memoranda-ppms/