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Admission Requirements

Please note that these requirements are for entry to the Graduate School only, and individual programs may require additional application materials or criteria. For specific program requirements, please see our degree programs page.

All applicants are required to hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Each applicant must complete an application, submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, and must submit a score from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Administration Management Test (GMAT). Official transcripts are sent directly from the issuing institution or evaluation agency in a sealed envelope or may be sent electronically. If a transcript indicates that classes are in progress, the transcript will be deemed incomplete. Once the classes have been completed, another official transcript will need to be provided.

The above materials, including application fee, may be sent by mail to: 

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Library 202
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Or electronically to keeley@ulm.edu. Our institutional code for GRE and GMAT scores is 6482. 

Once these materials are received, applicants may be granted one of three types of admission:

Regular Status 

Applicants who are regularly admitted to the Graduate School satisfy at least TWO of the following requirements:

Minimum Graduate Record Examinataion (verbal + quantitative) converted score of 750
or Graduate Management Admission Test score of 450

Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA * GRE)
or Minimum formula score of 1000 (GPA * 200 + GMAT)

Note: Programs may set additional requirements for admission, and the application process for international applicants is outlined here.  For information regarding GRE score conversion, please click here.

Conditional Status

Applicants may be admitted on conditional status with undergraduate deficiencies and/or GPA or GRE scores that fall below the minimum for regular admission. In the latter case, the minimum requirements for conditional status are BOTH of the following:

Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.2 (based on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum formula score of 1650 (GPA * GRE)
or 1050 (GPA * 200 + GMAT)

Note: Some programs only allow conditional status for undergraduate deficiencies. For applicants who are admitted conditionally because they do not meet GPA and/or GRE requirements, this status will be removed after a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework is completed at The University of Louisiana at Monroe with a 3.0 GPA, no grade below a C, and not more than one course with a grade of C. If these requirements are not met, the student will be denied continuance in Graduate School.

Provisional and Non-Degree Status

Provisional status is given to applicants who are in the process of obtaining official transcripts or GRE/GMAT scores. The minimum requirement for taking graduate courses in provisional status is a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale). No more than six hours credit hours of coursework may be completed under provisional status, and students admitted provisionally are not eligible for financial aid.

Applicants who wish to enroll in selected course offerings but not pursue a formal degree program may be considered for admission as non-degree students. The minimum requirement for taking graduate courses in non-degree status is a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale). Some programs have additional requirements for taking courses under non-degree status.

A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit earned in non-degree or provisional admission status, including credit earned at University of Louisiana at Monroe and applicable transfer credit, may be counted toward degree requirements. 

Change of Status

Applicants who wish to change their application status should contact the Graduate School.


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