Apply online via www.ulm.edu (requires credit card, click on "apply for admission") or mail your completed application with a non-refundable fee of $30.00 (U.S.) check or money order. Fee must be paid before any evaluation of credentials will be made.
To be considered for admission, the applicant must send one official copy of each transcript (native language and certified English translation) describing all academic studies completed and attempted. All information must be submitted whether or not credit was earned. No portion of the applicant's previous academic records will be disregarded.
The transcripts should indicate the dates each subject began and ended, and the grades (marks) earned.
An "official" transcript is one issued by the Registrar, Principal, or responsible school administrator and forwarded directly to the ULM Graduate School. When this is not possible, documents certified as true copies are acceptable. Request all required officials transcripts (native language and certified English translation) to be sent to ULM Graduate School.
International college transcripts require an official evaluation by a professional evaluation service. We prefer a four (4) year WES evaluation with your final degree posted on the WES evaluation. To request a form or for more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students seeking transfer credit for university level courses must submit a syllabus, catalog, or bulletin which describes the courses in detail.
All transcripts become the property of the University and cannot be returned to the applicant. Students attending a school in the U.S. need to provide the contact information for the school's International Office.
related page: download transcript forms
Submit an official GRE (or a GMAT for MBA only) score to the University of Louisiana
at Monroe (institutional code: 6482)
All students are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score to be admitted to ULM. The minimum official TOEFL score (institution code: 6482) of no less than 61 on the internet-based (or 500 paper-based/173 computer-based). The minimum IELTS score is 5.5. International students who have an IELTS score less than 5.5 will be required to take the English proficiency test.
If an English language deficiency is determined, a student will be required to enroll in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program until an acceptable level of English proficiency has been attained. Enrollment in academic courses may not be allowed until this deficiency is alleviated. When the student has satisfied all ESL requirements, the student will then be allowed to pursue courses toward degree completion.
However, an international applicant may be exempt from the English language proficiency test if one of the following applies:
related page: download instructions/TOEFL information
Submit one-page form with the appropriate signatures:
related page: statement of financial backing
Complete Graduate Assistantship application, submit three letters of recommendation and proof of immunization form. (include links to the graduate assistantship application
Fall semester applicants -March 1
Spring semester applicants -August 1
Summer session applicants -January 1
Winter intersession applicants -April 1
Note: When all application materials are received, the admission credentials will be sent to the appropriate department to 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. The University reserves the right to deny.
Need Help? For help or additional information about graduate admissions for international students, contact the Graduate School (email@example.com).
Send all application materials to:
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Graduate School Admissions
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209