St. Louis College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Jarrod Kincaid 
      • Director, 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:  March 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 Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: B.S. Health Sciences Or B.S. Health Humanities (These are additional degrees that STLCOP's undergraduate students can receive along with the eventual Pharm D. This is primarily available to our 2nd and 3rd year applicants who enter as undergraduates)
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4 (three years prepharmacy required)
    • 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 ↑ 

    Come be a part of history! Transfer students entering St. Louis College of Pharmacy in fall 2016 will be part of    the inaugural class of our new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, and we will have more spaces available in the first professional year for transfer students than ever before. 

    Our innovative new curriculum is aimed at developing students into pharmacists who are “team ready” and “practice ready.” Graduates will be able to think critically, solve complex problems, and communicate effectively to provide high-level, interprofessional patient and population care that is evidence-based, culturally sensitive and includes disease management and promotion of health and wellness. Graduates will also be able to manage medication use systems to optimize patient safety and system efficacy, advocate for the pharmacy profession and within their communities, apply quality improvement principles to advance the practice of pharmacy including practice models that are economically sustainable, and be consumers of and contributors to research and scholarly works. 

    Our new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum will be delivered in a brand new, state-of-the-art academic and research building where student pharmacists will gain requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and abilities through both didactic and experiential coursework. Student pharmacists will learn pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapeutics in an integrated method around organ systems of the body and disease states. Liberal arts and humanities components are also integrated to provide both a humanistic and pharmacy education.  This learning will be extended into three contemporary, innovative Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratories and a variety of introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Interprofessional educational opportunities are embedded throughout the curriculum.

    Our new curriculum also provides student pharmacists the opportunity to customize
    elective/selective courses in areas of focus such as business management,
    research, public health and clinical pharmacy. International learning
    experiences and post-graduate opportunities such as Masters in Business
    Administration (MBA) also exist.

    What makes St. Louis College of Pharmacy special? 


    - Established in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the U.S. 

    - We are located in one of the nation’s preeminent biomedical complexes.

    - We were ranked one of the top 4 private colleges of pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2012).

    - 94% of students receive financial aid. 

    - We have the third lowest tuition out of 65 private colleges of pharmacy in the U.S.

    - We have an active and engaged alumni association. St. Louis College of Pharmacy's 6,941 living alumni live in all 50 states and 13 different countries. Approximately 75 percent of St. Louis-area pharmacists are STLCOP graduates.

    - Our successful alumni practice in a variety of settings. We’ve had alumni who have founded pharmaceutical companies around the world, directed national pharmacy compliance programs and pharmacy associations, worked as infectious disease pharmacists and oncology pharmacists at world-renowned medical centers, served in various roles with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and invented new drugs to improve patient outcomes.

    - More than 92% of graduates pass the national and state licensure exams on their first try. 

    - Nearly 100% job placement


    What else does St. Louis College of Pharmacy offer?

    - More than 50 student organizations, professional fraternities, intramurals, and club sports

    - Student-athletes compete in NAIA men's and women's basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field, and soccer, women's volleyball, and women's softball.

    - Through many different community engagement opportunities, our students make a difference in the St. Louis community, nationally, and internationally.

    - St. Louis is a world-class city that offers many cultural opportunities, great entertainment venues, and three professional sports teams: St. Louis Rams football, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey.

    - Our campus is only two blocks from Forest Park, which includes 1,300 acres of green space, tennis courts, an outdoor ice rink, golf course, art museum, history museum, zoo, science center, and outdoor opera.

    Total Enrollment:  1353

    Estimated number of transfer students accepted into the first professional year:  150

    Average GPA:  3.2





  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2015 entering class: 100
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2015 entering class: 26
    • Estimated fall 2015 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 250
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 12
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 7
    • Estimated percent of males in 2015 entering class: 75%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2015 entering class: 25%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.5
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: N/A
    • 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: 150
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>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: N/A
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 49
    • 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 N/A   
      Biology I*  6.67 
      Biology II*  6.67 
      Anatomy & Physiology I*   6.67 
      Anatomy & Physiology II*   6.67 
      General Chemistry I*   6.67 
      General Chemistry II*   6.67 
      Physics I*   6.67 
      Organic Chemistry I*   6.67 
      Organic Chemistry II*   6.67 
      English Composition I 
      English Composition II 
      Statistics (Math or Biostats emphasis) 
      Microbiology*  6.67 
      Biochemistry (Does not require a lab) 
      Public Speaking / Communication  
      Economics (Macroeconomics will not be accepted) 
      Humanities electives (Minimum of 12 hours)  12  20 
      Professional Writing / Writing Emphasis electives  10 
      Psychology OR Sociology 
      Social Science elective 
      Introduction to Healthcare  3.34 
    • Additional Information: 

      *courses must also include labs

      • If applicant posseses a BS or BA degree they are not required to complete the Professional Writing / Writing Emphasis electives
      • Students transferring into the professional year 1 of the Pharm D program who do not have Introduction to Healthcare can take this as an elective during professional year 1.

      Please contact our transfer admissions office (Jarrod Kincaid) at 314-446-8332 for any questions regarding pre-requisite courses.

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered:  January 2011
      • Details: 

        All, but January 2016 is the last PCAT that is preferred.

      • 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

  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? 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
    • Details: 

      STLCOP accepts (prefers) evaluations from WES to further evaluate a student's coursework for possible transfer admissions

  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? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • January-June 
    • Details: 

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

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? no later than 05/01/2016
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 10 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 10 business days of receiving an acceptance
      • Refundable? Yes
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 08/xx/2016 
      • Details: Based upon the availability of incoming transfer students
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/xx/2016
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No