Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. If I am applying for the freshman class, do I have to complete the writing portion of the ACT or SAT for admission?

A. No. Applicants for admission to the freshman class of 2018 do not have to complete the writing portion of the ACT or SAT.

Q. What is unique about St. Louis College of Pharmacy?

A. There's so much to share! From our location in the Washington University Medical Center to our direct entry opportunities that provide a path to the Doctor of Pharmacy program that doesn't require applying again. 

Learn more about our ideal location, more than 150-year history, innovative research and programs, and commitment to service in the community.

Q. What are the application deadlines?

A. To be considered for admission, your admission file must be completed by the following deadlines:

  • December 1: Deadline to apply for Early Action and Early Decision (freshman)
  • December 1: Deadline for priority scholarship consideration
  • March 1: Deadline to apply for Regular Decision (all applicants)

Q. What is Early Action?

A. Early Action is process in which highly qualified students apply to the College and receive a decision well in advance of our institution’s regular response date. Students admitted under Early Action are not obligated to accept St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s offer of admission or to submit a deposit prior to May 1. 

Learn more about the application process.

Q. What is Early Decision?

A. Early Decision is an application process in which the College makes a binding commitment to a student for admission and a student makes a binding commitment to the institution to enroll if admitted. The College encourages Early Decision applications from students who would clearly rank St. Louis College of Pharmacy as their first choice college.

By committing to attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the student benefits from a guaranteed place in the highly competitive freshman class if admission requirements are met, early notification of acceptance to their first choice college, and the opportunity to attend early orientation sessions.

Learn more about the application process.

Q. What is Regular Decision?

A. Students applying to St. Louis College of Pharmacy under the Regular Decision option who meet the College’s minimum admission requirements will be admitted based on the availability of space in the first-year class. The size of the first-year class will not exceed 250 students and might be capped lower. 

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Q. What is the waitlist?

A. Once the first-year class has been filled, applicants will be placed on a waitlist for admission. Admission will not be offered or denied at the time the student is placed on the waitlist. However, the College will only offer a space on a waitlist if there is a possibility that an offer of admission will be made before the admission cycle ends. Final status for waitlisted students will be determined between May 1 and August 1.

Q. How difficult is it to get accepted to the College?

A. Admission is very competitive due to the high number of qualified applicants and the limited space in the incoming class. Those who consider the College to be their first-choice college should consider applying under the Early Decision process.

Q. What is the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)?

A. The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students’ educational records.

Learn more about FERPA.

Q. What does it cost to attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy?

A. A detailed breakdown of tuition and fees, as well as opportunities for scholarships and financial aid, is available online.

Q. Is financial aid available?
A. Yes, in fact almost 94% of our students receive some type of financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid can work with prospective students and families to navigate the financial aid process and explore all options.

Q. Who is my admissions representative, and how do I contact him or her?

A.Admissions representatives are assigned to geographic areas. If you cannot identify your admissions representative, please contact our office of admissions at 314.446.8328 oradmissions@stlcop.edu.

Q. How can I schedule a campus visit?

A. Prospective students can schedule a campus visit by contacting the office of admissions at 314-446-8328 oradmissions@stlcop.edu.

Q. Does the College accept dual college credit and AP class credit?

A. Approved dual credit earned from an accredited college, university, or community college is accepted at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Students who earn a minimum grade of C are eligible for credit in required courses and electives. Dual credit is not awarded for required math or science courses. AP classes must have a minimum score of a 4.

Please contact your admissions representative to learn if your credits will transfer to STLCOP.

Q. What are the minimum ACT and GPA requirements for admission?

A. To be eligible for admission, students must achieve minimum scores on the ACT and earn minimum GPAs as follows:

  • ACT Minimum Scores: 23 composite, 24 math sub-score, and 21 in English, science and reading sub-scores
  • GPA Minimum: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Q. What is the average ACT and GPA of the first-year class?

A. For the freshman class:

  • Average ACT is 27
  • Average GPA is 3.7

Q. What is the average first-year class size?

A. The College generally admits approximately 240 first-year students.

Q. Is on-campus housing available?

A. Yes. All new undergraduate students are required to live on campus for three years.

Learn more about living on campus.

Q. What meal plans are available?

A. All residents purchase the minimum point package for meals, which provides two balanced meals per day, as part of their room and board. Additional points may be purchased.

Learn more about dining options and living on campus.

Q. What extracurricular activities are available at the College?

The College participates in NAIA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics in men's and women's basketball, soccer, tennis, track and field, cross country, women's softball and women's volleyball.

In addition, students play on club sport and intramural teams and participate in theatrical productions and more than 65 clubs and organizations.

Learn more about campus life at the College.