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School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy (SOP) is instituting the Provisional Entry Program (PEP) for a select population of academically superior students coming out of high school with an interest in pursuing pharmacy as a career. PEP will provide these students the opportunity to develop both personal and professional relationships with the SOP faculty and students when they enter ULM. This program will be unique to ULM and will bring up to 20 high-achieving students to ULM each year for their pre-professional program in pharmacy.

Application process begins: April 1 

Application location: www.ulm.edu/pharmacy 

Application deadline: July 1


Selection Process

  • High school student nationwide will be recruited to the ULM SOP for the Provisional Entry Program (PEP)
  • Eligible students will have a 3.8 cumulative high school grade point average (4.0 scale) and a minimum 27 composite on the ACT.
  • All eligible students must complete an application and pay a $50 application fee with a June 1st application deadline.
  • All eligible students will be interviewed in June.
  • Students will be ranked using the following formula:

GPA (50%) + ACT (50%). Interview results will be considered as admit or do not admit.

  • Up to 50% of an admissions class (not to exceed 50 students) may be accepted into PEP. Students will be notified by in August prior to start of the fall semester.

Status Criteria

  • Maintaining Early Admission status requires students to meet the following criteria:
  • Attend ULM for the pre-pharmacy curriculum.
  • Complete all pre-pharmacy curriculum requirements within 3 years.
  • Maintain a 3.5 minimum pre-pharmacy GPA per semester through the first 5 semesters (not including summers).
  • Maintain a 3.25 minimum math/science GPA per semester through their first 5 semesters (not including summers).
  • Receive no D's or F's in required courses.
  • Obtain a minimum score of 50 composite on the PCAT prior to the year they would normally apply to pharmacy school.
  • Maintain membership in the ULM pre-pharmacy student organization.
  • Students failing to meet the above criteria will be reclassified from PEP and can transfer to regular pre-pharmacy status. Once this has occurred, students cannot regain PEP status.
  • The ULM Student Success Center and Office of Student and Professional Affairs in the SOP will advise PEP students.