Regular Status: Applicants may be admitted to the Graduate School on regular status if they have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on all undergraduate work pursued based on a 4.0 scale, have met undergraduate prerequisites for their major and minor fields, have met departmental admission requirements, and have submitted satisfactory Graduate Record Examination/Graduate Management Admission Test scores. The minimum requirements for regular status are TWO of the following:
Minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) converted score of 750 or GMAT of 450
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)
Minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA * GRE) or 1000 (GPA * 200 + GMAT)
Note: College/program admission requirements may be higher.
Conditional Status: Applicants may be admitted on conditional status if they have undergraduate deficiencies and/or they are not qualified for admission to regular status because of their GPA and/or GRE scores. In the latter case, the minimum requirements for conditional status are ALL of the following:
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.2 (based on a 4.0 scale)
Minimum formula score of 1650 (cumulative undergraduate GPA * GRE) or 1050 (60+ undergraduate GPA * 200 + GMAT)
Some colleges/programs only allow conditional status for undergraduate deficiencies. The 60+ undergraduate GPA is the GPA on the last 60 hours that were counted toward the undergraduate degree.
For applicants who are admitted on conditional status because they did not meet GPA
and/or GRE requirements for regular admission, the conditional status will be removed
after the student earns a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate credit at The University
of Louisiana at Monroe with a 3.0 GPA, no grade lower than C, and not more than one
course with a grade of C. If these applicants fail to meet the requirements for removal
of conditional status after earning 12 hours of graduate credit, they will be denied
continuance in graduate courses.
Provisional 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 GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale).
No more than six hours can be taken in provisional status.
Non-Degree Status: Graduates of accredited colleges and universities who wish to enroll in selected course offerings of the Graduate School 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 GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale). Some colleges/programs have higher requirements for taking courses in non-degree status.
Students in non-degree status, who apply to the Office of Admissions for admission
to Graduate School in regular or conditional status, must meet the same GPA and GRE/GMAT
requirements stated for an applicant seeking initial entry to the graduate program.
Credit Earned in Non-Degree or Provisional Admission Status: A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit earned in non-degree or provisional admission status, including credit earned at ULM and approvable transfer credit, may be counted toward a master's, a specialist, or a doctoral degree.
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