ULM's academic year is composed of a fall and spring semester, two six-week summer sessions, and two intersessions.
The fall semester begins in late August and the spring semester begins in mid-January. The first summer session begins in late May and the second in early July.
Winter Intersession begins mid-December and Spring Intersession begins in mid-May. Summer Intersession attendance is not required. The following chart shows an approximate schedule, subject to change.
More information about ULM's class schedules can be found at the Schedule of Classes Web page.
Conditional admissions may be granted to students who meet admissions requirements but need further English language improvement.
Students who need further language improvement can only be admitted conditionally for the fall semester and must attend an intensive intermediate summer language program on the ULM campus.
To attend the workshop and be admitted conditionally students must have scored 4-5 on the IELTS or 15-45 on the writing part of the IBT for TOEFL. Based on the scores, students will start in either June or July.
- Class meets five days per week for a minimum of 8 hrs./day. Students will enroll in 5 hrs of credit per session.
- Classes will consist of structure and writing, reading, listening, and conversation.
- Students will have access to the Language Learning Center where they will work on software that addresses pronunciation needs.
- At the end of the summer, all the students will be tested with the Compass exam. For full admission to ULM students must have a score high enough to exempt them from further ESL classes or continue in ESLG 1003 (which carries credit equivalent to ENGL 1001), 1004, and 1006. They will also take 6-9 hrs. of regular requirements.
- If the student does not have a score which indicates that they are exempt from ESL or prepared for 1003, 1004, 1006, the admission(s) will be canceled.
The undergraduate and graduate catalogs, including course descriptions and degree programs, are available online. To view the catalog, visit University Catalogs.
Please download the International Informational Brochure for tuition information.
Tuition information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change.
Ensure all of your required documents (application, forms, etc.) are submitted by:
Fall semester applicants - May 1
Spring semester applicants - October 1
Summer session applicants - February 1
Note: When all application materials are received, the admission credentials will be evaluated. Applicants will be notified of the admission decision by mail and a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or IAP-66) will be sent if admission is granted.
Campus Housing and Facilities
Campus housing includes over 800 beds in apartments or suites, with nearly 1,100 beds in traditional residence halls. Applicants will receive housing applications after acceptance to the University.
For more information about housing, visit the Residential Life Web site.
ULM has modern facilities which provide a great learning environment. The campus has 23 academic buildings. A Health and Counseling Center is available to students on campus.
The Student Union Building (SUB) is the hub of student activity on campus, with a food court, student lounges, and meeting rooms.
The ULM Warhawks play football in Malone Stadium; basketball in Fant-Ewing Coliseum, baseball in Warhawk Stadium, and has facilties for softball, soccer and tennis.
Students can use the Student Activity Center, participate in intramural sports teams and have access to an indoor Olympic-size pool at the Lake C. Oxford Natatorium.
Office of International Student Programs and Services
Once you are admitted as an international student, you will receive information from the Office of International Student Programs and Services concerning an International Student orientation session.
Your attendance is mandatory for this orientation session. Contact the office of Office of International Student Programs and Servicesat firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-318-342-5225 for complete information about the International Student orientation session.
The Office of International Student Programs and Services guides you through government and university regulations while you are a student at ULM. The office has resources you will find useful, including information on area cultural opportunities, housing, English language opportunities and general information about ULM's campus.
Additionally, the office serves as the home for the International Student Association, which would like to extend you a welcome and invite you to attend their parties and activities.
For complete information, visit the Office of International Student Programs and Services Web site.