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ULM to kick off ‘PREP’ June 8

Published June 7, 2016

MONROE, La. — The University of Louisiana Monroe’s Preview, Registration, and Enrollment Program, better known as ‘PREP,’ kicks off with its first session June 8.

The orientation program is designed to help new students make a smooth transition to college life at ULM. 

“I came to ULM looking for clarity about whether or not ULM was for me, and PREP sealed the deal,” said Kendrick Jones, a senior communication major who also serves as a PREP Staff leader. “At PREP, I truly felt welcomed into a family—the friendships that I made over those two days will last a lifetime.” 

During PREP, students will select fall classes, scope out the campus, and meet their fellow classmates. They will also meet with faculty and administrators, take necessary placement exams, change their major if needed, and finally make course selections. 

The goal of PREP is to ensure that students leave with a completed schedule of classes for the upcoming fall semester.

PREP staff leaders will be on-hand to guide and acquaint students with the ins-and-outs of being new to ULM.

There is a non-refundable fee of $120 for PREP. This fee covers orientation materials, assistance from the PREP staff, and most meals while at PREP.

Programming for the First Year Experience program will be covered by this fee as well. No payment is due at the time of online registration. This fee will be added to tuition and fee bills for all new students. 

Students who have been accepted to ULM for the fall 2016 semester may register for PREP, now. 

PREP sessions are as follows:

  • June 8-9 (reserved for scholarship students only) (full)
  • June 15-16 (full)
  • June 29-30 (full)
  • July 6-7
  • July 13-14

The first three sessions are full; registration is only being accepted for the two sessions in July (6-7, 13-14).

The Parent Orientation Program, or POP, will run concurrently with each PREP session. POP is designed to assist parents with pivotal information and resources, which prepare both parents and students for college.

There is fee for parents and guests. This fee covers the cost of orientation materials and lunch while at PREP. All fees are non-refundable.

POP fees are as follows:

$35 for one parent, or $60 for two parents; $15 per non-ULM student child; and $25 per night for overnight accommodations.

Sessions are limited in size and filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. In order to attend one of the PREP sessions, participants must complete the online reservation form. Once registration is complete, participants will receive important confirmation materials, via email or mail, regarding the check-in process.

To register for PREP, visit ulm.edu/prep/.

To register for POP, visit ulm.edu/prep/pop.html.