The University of Louisiana Monroe

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Dr. Laurel Sampognaro
Director of Student Success

Office of Student and Professional Affairs

1800 Bienville Drive
Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Phone (Work): 318-342-3800

Phone (Fax): 318-342-3802

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: May 1, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The ULM College of Pharmacy was established in 1956, and since that time it has maintained and grown in its reputation as a well-respected institution for both professional and graduate-level pharmaceutical education in the South. The education offered at ULM equips our students with the tools necessary to be prepared for and be successful in the constantly changing field of health care. Graduates of our programs work across the nation in community and health-system pharmacies, clinical practice, managed care groups, academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and a wide variety of other settings. 

Students attending ULM receive a challenging and forward-thinking education that combines classroom learning, practical application, and experiential training in our state-of-the-art pharmacy facility located in Monroe, Louisiana. In the fourth year, students have the opportunity to train in a wide variety of practice settings throughout the state.

Visit http://www.ulm.edu/pharmacy/prospective for more information.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 150
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 100
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 110
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 10
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: No quota
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: No quota
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5 preferred
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5 preferred
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Competitive (no minimum; however, applicants are encouraged to retake the exam if the composite score earned is <30)
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 35%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 65%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.6
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 21-35 years old
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2.3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 77
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 77   
English Composition    
Technical Writing    
General Physics with Lab    
Statistics (300 or 3000 level or higher)    
Economics    
Public Speaking    
Humanities   
Social Sciences    
Fine Arts    
Microbiology with Lab    
Anatomy with Lab and Physiology with Lab   
Cell Biology or Cell Physiology    
Genetics   
Calculus   
Inorganic Chemistry with Lab    
Organic Chemistry with Lab    
Biochemistry   

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

Yes

Details: The supplemental application is required of all applicants.
Deadline: 05/01/2019Postmarked by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $75.00
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Information about and a link to the supplemental application may be found at http://ulm.edu/pharmacy/prospective/apply.html.

 

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Yes

The oldest PCAT considered: January 2017
Details:

Find PCAT test dates here: https://tpc-etesting.com/pcat/default.aspx

We recommend that applicants take the PCAT after completing their second organic chemistry course. The exam may be repeated, and we will accept the highest composite score earned. The February 2019 test date is the latest that will be considered for applicants applying to begin in fall 2019.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?

Yes

Details:

The TOEFL is required for international students and students for whom English is a second language unless English was the language of instruction for pre-pharmacy course work. A TOEFL may be requested of any interviewing applicant about whom the interviewers express concern for English proficiency.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? Yes
Is preference given to state residents? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: May 1, 2019 Postmarked by deadline

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
Institution Specific Details:

The admissions committee requires three letters of recommendation from the following individuals: two university professors (one must be a science professor; the other may be any other professor under whom you have studied) and a work supervisor. If you cannot obtain a letter from a work supervisor, you may provide one from an organizational advisor that can comment on your work habits and attitudes. Please note that letters from the following individuals will not be accepted: non-supervising co-workers, teaching assistants, family members, and friends.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor

LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:

Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • September through May
Details:

The ULM College of Pharmacy interviews are conducted by invitation only and are designed to assess an applicant’s interpersonal communication skills, writing ability, critical thinking, and a variety of other characteristics. 

In addition to the multiple mini-interviews, applicants will participate in a “welcome” breakfast, receive a tour of the pharmacy facilities, meet and have an opportunity to have their questions answered by professional pharmacy students, complete a writing assignment, discuss their application with an admission officer, and more. 

Interviews begin in September and extend through May. Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email indicating the date and time that their interview will take place at the University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy. Interviews are conducted monthly on Fridays and applicants should plan to spend 4-5 hours at the school.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance emails are sent following the applicant interview on a continual basis.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Responses to offers are due within 14 days of the receipt of the offer.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $200
Due: Within 14 days of admission offer
Refundable? No
Details: Applicants are required to accept or reject an admission offer within 14 days of its receipt. Students must also submit a nonrefundable pharmacy activities fee of $200 within that time period. This fee covers all extracurricular expenses for the entire 4-year period of pharmacy school.
New Student Orientation Information:
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes