Planning for the Application Process
If you are currently a ULM student, please meet with an advisor in the Student Success Center to plan your semester
coursework and application timeline. Be sure to evaluate the application pre-requisites
often and pay close attention to the application rules and minimum requirements as
your application process begins.
If you are a transfer student from a Louisiana institution or out-of-state college/university, please note that
equivalent courses may not be available at your current place of enrollment. In order
to receive equivalent credit at such an institution, you must provide the following
information electronically to Mrs. Mary Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A letter detailing the specific equivalency requested. Be sure to include a specific
course to course request. (Ex. Biology 2051 at LSU Baton Rouge for Biology 2014 and
2015 at ULM)
- A copy of your transcript from EACH university or college you have attended to ensure
that proper course equivalency credit is granted.
These materials will be evaluated by the Office of Student and Professional Affairs
within the School of Pharmacy. Confirmation or denial of your request will be sent
to you via electronic mail. Submission of a request does not guarantee acceptance
of an equivalency.
Step 1: Evaluate Selection Criteria
Enrollment in the School of Pharmacy is limited and competitive. Applicants are considered
on the basis of performance on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), personal
interviews, and their academic transcripts. Below are criteria for your consideration:
- Completion of the pre-pharmacy requirements with no grade less than "C";
- A pre-requisite, cumulative, and math/science grade-point average of at least 2.75
(uncorrected, based on a 4.0 system) in all previous coursework undertaken, exclusive
of developmental courses, whether passed or failed at all institutions of attendance;
- A PCAT composite score that is competitive with the applicant pool.
- ALL pre-pharmacy requirements MUST be completed prior to the first day of class in the pharmacy program.
- For the 2016 admission cycle, the School of Pharmacy will accept the best PCAT (composite
score, percentile rank) attempt for two years prior and up to and including the January,
2016 PCAT test date.
Step 2: Complete the Required Applications by February 1, 2016
- Completion of the PharmCAS application and fee ($150 + $40 per each additional school selected after the first)
- Completion of the ULM Undergraduate Admissions process and fee ($25)
- If you are currently a ULM student, you do NOT have to complete this application.
- If you are NOT a ULM student, complete the following:
- Undergraduate Transfer application for admission
- List Pre-Pharmacy as your major
- DO NOT complete the graduate application
- Completion of the School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application and fee ($50)
Step 3: What to do after you apply
After submitting all necessary applications listed above, check with PharmCAS.
- Make sure all transcripts have been received by them. All transcripts must be submitted,
even if you only took one course at another institution. PharmCAS will not submit
your application until all official transcripts are received. Official transcripts
must be received by PharmCAS before the application deadline. We recommend submitting
transcripts and applying early to ensure that all required materials meet the deadline.
- All application status information will be communicated through your PharmCAS account.
Please check your PharmCAS account for your current application status. We will be
using email as the primary means of communication with you. We will let you know
via email when we have received your electronic application once it has been verified
by PharmCAS. We will also communicate any and all admissions related information
to you using the contact information you have provided.
- Please make sure your email account will receive emails from email@example.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may consider placing this address in your Address Book to prevent
important emails from being filtered accidentally. Also, please provide a mobile
number contact, if available, in your PharmCAS application as we may need to reach