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Admissions from the Preparatory Program to Undergraduate Programs

PMU's approach to learning is unique. The distinctiveness derives from the “learning outcomes approach” that is used to guide PMU students to achieving six university-defined core competencies. This approach and the resulting methodology permeate and define the curriculum throughout the Preparatory Program, building a community of student-learners and teacher-facilitators with a shared commitment to understanding and intellectual growth.


  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technical Competence
  • Professional Competence
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Criteria and Procedure

In order to advance to a selected degree program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the PMU Preparatory Program (English writing and communication, mathematics, and study skills I and/or II)

  • Successfully pass the EXIT exam

  • Fulfill specific college requirements: (click here)

Required Courses in the Preparatory Program

The PMU Preparatory Program concentrates on English language, mathematics, and study skills (study plan)

Depending on students desired major at the university, the various colleges and majors require the following mathematics courses:

College/Department PRPM 0011 PRPM 0012 PRPM0022
College of Engineering* Yes No Yes
College of Business Administration Yes Yes No
College of Computer Engineering & Science** Yes No Yes
    Department of Information Technology Yes Yes No
College of Sciences & Human Studies Yes Yes No
College of Architecture & Design* Yes Yes No
    Department of Interior Design Yes Yes No

PRPM 0011 – Introductory Algebra
PRPM 0012 - Intermediate Algebra
PRPM 0022 - Pre-Calculus
* Department of Information Technology is excluded from PRPM 0022
** Department of Architecture is excluded from PRPM 0012

Based on the student’s English level, the following study skills courses are required:

Level PRPL 0011 PRPL 0012
Pre-Beginner Yes Yes
Beginner Yes Yes
Intermediate Yes Yes
Advanced No Yes

PRPL 0011 – Theories and application of learning I
PRPL 0012 – Theories and application of learning II