St. Louis College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Tim Ellis  
      • Transfer Coordinator  
      • Enrollment Services  
      • 4588 Parkview Place  
      • St Louis 
      • Missouri 
      • 63110  
      • Phone (Work): (314) 446-8322  
      • Phone (Fax): (314)446-8310 
      • Email: 

      • Jarrod Kincaid 
      • Transfer Coordinator 
      • Enrollment Services 
      • 4588 Parkview Place 
      • St Louis 
      • Missouri 
      • 63110 
      • Phone (Work): 314-446-8332 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  February 3, 2014

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
    • Dual Degree Programs
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? No
    • Alternative enrollment options available
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)?: No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Why St. Louis College of Pharmacy is unique:

    • We are the only private independent college in the nation exclusively dedicated to pharmacy;
    • Established in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the oldest college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi;
    • Newly renovated campus located in the Central West End Medical District of St. Louis, home to Washington University medical school and some of the best hospitals in the US;
    • Financial planning to map out how to pay for a 6-year degree… not just a semester

    It’s about options and results:

    • Job opportunities in retail, hospital, academia, consultant, managed care, pharmacy associations, pharmaceutical industry and military/public health service;
    • More than 95% of graduates pass national and state licensure exams on the first try; Nearly 100% placement;
    • Nearly 95% employed in first-choice setting

    What St. Louis College of Pharmacy has to offer:

    • NAIA intercollegiate men and women’s basketball and cross-country; women’s volleyball;
    • Five professional fraternities for men and women;
    • Doctor of Pharmacy; Master of Science in Managed Care Pharmacy; Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences; Certificate in Managed Care Pharmacy

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy Statistics:

    • Total enrollment… 1250;
    • Approximate number of transfer students accepted in the first professional year…20+ ;
    • Average PCAT score… 71

    St. Louis… a world-class city;

    • Rams football, Cardinal baseball and Blues hockey;
    • St. Louis Science Center, Zoo and Art Museum;
    • Golf, tennis and ice-skating;
    • Public transportation; and
    • Banks and shopping

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 125
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 40-50
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 230
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 40-50
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 25
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 50%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.3
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: 40-50
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.7
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.7
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 58
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 58   
      Composition I  
      Composition II  
      Anatomy & Physiology I*   6.67 
      Anatomy & Physiology II*   6.67 
      Organic Chemistry I*   6.67 
      Organic Chemistry II*   6.67 
      Physics I*   6.67 
      Physics II*   6.67 
      World History I  
      World History II  
      Biology*   8.34 
      General Chemistry I*   6.67 
      General Chemistry II*   6.67 
    • Additional Information: 

      *courses must also include labs

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered:  January 2008
      • Details: 

        July, September or January

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        Only required for non-US citizens; select code 8246

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • Are foreign citizens considered? No
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? No
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Details: 

      Only U.S. credentials are considered

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
      • Teaching Assistant
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • January-April 
    • Details: 

      Closed File interview. It consists of two, 30 minute interviews with a faculty member. It is Pass/Fail.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? 05/01/2013
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 15 business days from the date of the acceptance letter
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $300.00
      • Due: within 15 business days of receiving an acceptance
      • Refundable? Yes
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 08/xx/2013 
      • Details: Based upon the availability of incoming transfer students
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/2x/2013
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No