Pre-Pharmacy Advising

Louisiana State University has counselors available for students interested in applying to Pharmacy school.

To discuss how LSU you may complete the pre-requisite requirements for either ULM or Xavier’s College of Pharmacy, please make an appointment with Anthony Oster. Click here to schedule an appointment with Anthony.


ULM Admission Criteria

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Pharmacy program has a competitive admission process. The basic requirements are as follows:

Admission Requirements:

  1. "C" or higher in Pre-Requisite courses
  2. PCAT Score in the 50th Percentile *
  3. Cumulative and pre-requisite GPA of at least 2.75
    *PCAT should be completed no later than October during your application year

How to apply

The application process is three tiered 

  1. Complete PharmCAS Application and pay fee** 
  2. Complete the College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application and pay fee
  3. Complete the ULM Undergraduate Admissions process** 

**Please note that neither successful admission to ULM's undergraduate program, nor acceptance of
a complete PharmCAS application guarantee admissions into the professional pharmacy

Classes Begin: August of each academic year


ULM Pre-Pharmacy Requisites

Admission Pre-Requisites

  • While every attempt is made to provide students with the most accurate and up to date information, it is the responsibility of the student to learn and keep up with any curriculum changes that are presented by University of Louisiana Monroe COP.
  • This list of LSU equivalent courses is valid ONLY for students taking coursework at LSU.
  • Transfer Students and students with course credit from other universities MUST check for equivalencies with ULM-COP. Just because a course transfers to LSU from your university does NOT mean that it will transfer to ULM-COP as the same course.
  • Please use the spaces provided to plan your academic path.

XUCOP Admission

The basic admission criteria for Xavier University of Louisiana are as follows:

Admission Requirements:

  1. Grade of "C" or higher in Pre-Requisite courses
  2. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  3. Statement of Interest
  4. Minimum GPA of at least 2.75
  5. Minimum Math/Science GPA of 2.75
  6. PCAT scores ARE required

Classes Begin: August of each academic year



American Association of
Colleges of Pharmacy

PharmCAS - Pharmacy
College Application

Admission Test (pCAT)

Pfizer career guides


ULM Contacts

Anthony Oster (Pre-Pharmacy Advisor)
150 Himes Hall, Center for Advising and Counseling
(225) 578-8281

In-Person Appointment



Mary Caldwell
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
(318) 342-3803



XUCOP Contact

Gwendolyn Hudson
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 520-7580