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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a reservation for PREP & POP?

The online registration link for PREP will be located in the site menu, at left, once registration opens. Parents will be able to register for POP from the POP page, see the link "For Parents (POP)" link in the menu.

I am a transfer/non-traditional first time college student. Do I need to attend PREP?

Non-traditional/Transfer students are not required to attend PREP. However, we are offering a one day session this summer.  Dates and information for this session will be provided later on this site.  Students will be able to register online.

What is POP and do the parents need to attend?

POP is our Parent Orientation Program and it is not required that parents attend POP. However, it is encouraged because of the amount of information you will receive.

Can parents and guests attend PREP with the students?

NO. Parents are welcome to attend our Parent Orientation Program (POP) that runs concurrently with PREP. Children under the age of 12 can attend POP with the parents for a cost of $15 each. No guests of students are permitted at PREP.

What is PREP and why is it mandatory?

PREP is our freshmen orientation program that all incoming freshmen must attend prior to enrolling in classes at ULM.  PREP is the first step to a successful experience at ULM.  You will become familiar with academic and other important resources, while receiving academic advising and registering for classes.  PREP is also an opportunity to build relationships with your PREP leaders, other new students, and various faculty and administrators. 

How do I make a reservation for PREP & POP?

Online registration will be available late March 2013.

What if I want to change my date for PREP or POP?

If there is space available we will be happy to accommodate you. All changes go through the PREP Hotline (342-7315). We will be checking this voice mail daily. You may also email your change request to prep@ulm.edu

I am not required to attend PREP because I do not live in one of the contiguous states (i.e. – bordering states to include AR, TX, and MS).  What do I do?

Although you are still strongly encouraged to attend, we understand that there are circumstances that may prevent you from traveling to Monroe. Please click here and follow the instructions on this page in order to be advised and enroll in your classes.

I am an international student.  Do I need to attend PREP?

As a new (international) student, you will receive information from the Office of International Student Programs and Services concerning the orientation program. Your attendance is mandatory. To contact the office, email: international@ulm.edu

When and how do I pay for PREP? 

The cost for PREP is $100 and will be added to your tuition and fee bill.  No payment is due for PREP upon making your reservation.

When and how do I pay for POP?

The cost for one parent/guardian to attend POP is $35 and $30 each for two parents/guardians. Payment may be made online at the time of registration or during check-in at the arrival of orientation. We accept only credit or debit cards online. If you have questions about the payment process, please contact our PREP Hotline at 318-342-7315 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do you give refunds for PREP or POP if I have decided not to attend the program?

Unfortunately all fees (housing or registration) are non-refundable. If you have an extenuating circumstance please contact the PREP Hotline at 318-342-7315 or by email at prep@ulm.edu.

Do you give refunds for housing fees if I decide not to stay on campus after I have made my reservation?

Unfortunately all fees (housing or registration) are non-refundable. If you have an extenuating circumstance please contact the PREP Hotline at 318-342-7315 or by email at prep@ulm.edu.

What if I need to add to or change my housing accommodations for PREP or POP?

You will not be able to do this online. Please contact our PREP Hotline at 318-342-7315 to make any changes or additions to your housing accommodations.

What if I am an incoming freshmen and I am enrolled in summer school classes during PREP?

You are still required to attend all PREP activities when you are not in class.  We will be aware who will be enrolled in summer school.  Please let us know when you check-in to PREP so we may help you work around your class schedule so that you do not miss any important PREP information.

Do I have to stay on campus during PREP or POP?

NO. Although staying on campus will be more convenient, you may stay at home if you live in the local area. You may also contact one of our local hotels to make reservations. A list of hotels may be found through our Convention & Visitors Bureau web site www.monroe-westmonroe.org.


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