St. Louis College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Jarrod Kincaid 
      • Director of Prospective Student Services 
      • Enrollment Services  
      • 4588 Parkview Place  
      • St Louis 
      • Missouri 
      • 63110  
      • Phone (Work): (314) 446-8332 
      • Phone (Fax): (314)446-8310 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2016:  February 1, 2016

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program: St. Louis COP is currently a 0-6 program. Starting in the 2016-2017 application cycle, St. Louis COP will be transitioning completely from a 6 year program to a 7 year program. All students in this program will be receiving 2 degrees: a Bachelor's degree and Pharm.D. degree.
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
    • 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 ↑ 

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy not only offers transfer admission into the first professional year (year 3), but they also offer transfer admission in the pre-professional years of a 7 year program.


    The 7 year program offers an innovative curriculum that includes 3 years of undergraduate work followed by four years in a professional doctoral program with an integrated bachelor’s degree.  In 7 years, students can obtain both a bachelor’s degree and a Pharm. D. degree.


    Our new curriculum allows students to specialize in a career track, which will let them pursue their career interests and gain additional knowledge and skills in a specific area of pharmacy.


    Why St. Louis College of Pharmacy is unique: 

    - Established in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the oldest college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi. 

    - It is located in the Central West End Medical District of St. Louis, MO, home of Washington University Medical School and some of the best hospitals in the United States. 

    - Financial planning to map out how to pay for a 7 year degree....not just a semester. 


    Job opportunities include:   Retail and hospital pharmacy, academia, consultation, managed care, pharmacy associations, pharmaceutical industry and military / public health service. 


    More than 95% of graduates pass the national and state licensure exams on their first try. 


    Nearly 100% job placement and nearly 95% employed in first choice setting 


    What St. Louis College of Pharmacy also has to offer?
    - Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, women's volleyball, women's softball, and men's and women's soccer. 

    - Five professional fraternities for men and women. 

    - Over 50 student organizations and clubs for students to involve themselves in.


    Total enrollment: 1380

    Estimated number of transfer students accepted into the first professional year......20 + 

    Average PCAT score: 79th percentile

    Average GPA:  3.30


    St. Louis is a world class city that offers St. Louis Rams football, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey along with the St. Louis Science Center, Zoo and Art Museum Golf.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2015 entering class: 120
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2015 entering class: 40
    • Estimated fall 2015 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 235
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 55
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 25
    • Estimated percent of males in 2015 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2015 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.3
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 120
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2016 entering class: 30-50
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.7
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.7
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 22-40
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: N/A

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 58
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 37
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2016 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 2009
      • Details: 

        All, but January 2014 is the last PCAT that we accept.

      • 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 Format:
    • 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? no later than 05/01/2014
    • 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/2014 
      • Details: Based upon the availability of incoming transfer students
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/xx/2014
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No