Beginning Freshmen & High School Students

Admission Criteria

1. Complete the Regents Core: 19 units (as PDF)

2. Earn 2.35 minimum overall high school GPA

3. Require no more than one developmental course by meeting one of the following

ACT English ≥ 18 or SAT English ≥ 450


ACT Math ≥ 19 or SAT Math ≥ 460

4. AND meet one of the following requirements

2.0 minimum core GPA


ACT minimum composite of 21

Are you 25 or older and never attended college?
Download Admissions Requirements for Adult Learners (PDF)

All students are encouraged to apply for admission to ULM even if they do not meet the above requirements. Such applications are reviewed on an individual basis to determine the likelihood of the applicant’s success at ULM.

Please contact ULM’s Office of Admissions at 318-342-5799 to discuss your application’s review.

If the student is not admitted after a review, the applicant may submit an Appeal of Admission form.


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ACT/SAT scores are required for admissions and scholarship consideration, and must be delivered electronically to ULM directly from SAT or ACT. Paper copies will not be processed, unless received directly from ACT/SAT if no electronic copy is available). To register for a test or to request your scores be sent to ULM, see the information below. - ULM code: 1598 - ULM code: 6482


The Louisiana Transfer Degree Guarantee provides a guaranteed and easy transfer from any of Louisiana's 2-year community colleges to ULM for students earning an Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer (AALT) or Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer (ASLT).

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2+2 Agreements

Students not meeting ULM's admissions criteria are encouraged to begin their post secondary education at one of the Community Colleges listed below that have 2 + 2 agreements with ULM-meaning credit hours earned can transfer directly to ULM.

Louisiana Delta Community College
Monroe, LA

Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier City, LA

Dallas County Community College District
Dallas, TX

South Arkansas Community College
El Dorado, AR

Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS

Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI