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International Students

Admissions Information

Academic Year

ULM's academic year is composed of a fall and spring semester, two six-week summer sessions, and two intersessions.

The fall semester begins in late August and the spring semester begins in mid-January. The first summer session begins in late May and the second in early July.

Winter Intersession begins mid-December and Spring Intersession begins in mid-May. Summer Intersession attendance is not required. The following chart shows an approximate schedule, subject to change.

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More information about ULM's class schedules can be found at the Schedule of Classes.


Admissions Standards for International Students

Admission Standards for International First-Time Freshmen

Grade Point Average
English Proficiency
Minimum 2.5 GPA


Critical Reading-450
and Math-460


*conditional admission

Required Documents


Admission Standards for International Transfer Students

Grade Point Average
English Proficiency
Minimum 2.5 GPA

Transferrable Associate Degree
18 college-level academic hours*

*must have completed a college-level Mathematics and be eligible
to enroll in a college-level English course (ESL 1003 or ENGL 1001)

Required Documents

Approved Evaluation Services


Conditional Admission

Conditional admissions may be granted to students who meet admissions requirements but need further English language improvement.

Students who need further language improvement can only be admitted conditionally for the fall semester and must attend an intensive intermediate summer language program on the ULM campus. 

To attend the workshop and be admitted conditionally students must have scored 4.5-5.4 on the IELTS or 15-45 on the writing part of the IBT for TOEFL. Based on the scores, students will start in either June or July.

  1. Class meets five days per week for a minimum of 8 hrs./day.  Students will enroll in 5 hrs of credit per session.
  2. Classes will consist of structure and writing, reading, listening, and conversation.
  3. Students will have access to the Language Learning Center where they will work on software that addresses pronunciation needs.
  4. At the end of the summer, all the students will be tested with the Compass exam. For full admission to ULM students must have a score high enough to exempt them from further ESL classes or continue in ESLG 1003 (which carries credit equivalent to ENGL 1001), 1004, and 1006.  They will also take 6-9 hrs. of regular requirements.
  5. If the student does not have a score which indicates that they are exempt from ESL or prepared for 1003, 1004, 1006, the admission(s) will be canceled.


Course Catalogs

The undergraduate and graduate catalogs, including course descriptions and degree programs, are available online. To view the catalog, visit University Catalogs



Ensure all of your required documents (application, forms, etc.) are submitted by:

Fall semester applicants - May 1
Spring semester applicants - October 1
Summer session applicants - February 1

Note: When all application materials are received, the admission credentials will 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.