College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences 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
The primary advantage of the Provisional Entry Program (PEP) is that students avoid
the competitive selection process for admissions into the professional pharmacy program,
which traditionally occurs following completion of three academic years of required
pre-professional classes, if requirements are met.
The Provisional Entry Program provides students with opportunities to engage in both
professional and personal relationships with School of Pharmacy faculty and upperclassmen
immediately upon entering ULM instead of waiting to complete the traditional three-year
Students in the Provisional Entry Program may participate in professional student
organizations and leadership development programs earlier in their collegiate careers.