Transfer Admission

Even if you have started your education at another institution, you may be able to transfer to St. Louis College of Pharmacy - either to finish your bachelor's degree or to pursue our integrated Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy program.

The College provides opportunities for transfer admission at multiple points in the program. We’ll work with you to determine where you are and set you on your path to success.

Applying for Transfer Admission

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Academic Requirements

Students are eligible to enter the freshman, sophomore or junior years of the undergraduate program based on the course requirements they have completed.

During the admissions process, you must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended. An admissions representative will complete a course evaluation to determine transferable credit and course of study.

For questions regarding your current coursework, contact the Office of Admissions at 314.446.8328 (800.2.STLCOP toll free) or admissions@stlcop.edu.

Additional Requirements

The majority of transfer students seeking a Pharm.D. are not required to take the PCAT. Some students, depending on previous coursework and remaining undergraduate prerequisites, may be required to take the PCAT before progressing into the professional program.

Transfer applicants are not required to report their ACT/SAT scores when applying, but the College reserves the right to request scores for further review for admission if needed.

Application Requirements

Students applying for transfer admission must submit a completed application and supporting documents to receive consideration for admission. Incomplete admission files will not be reviewed.

The following items are required:

  1. Application for Admission
    Apply online at stlcop.edu/apply or by submitting a paper application.
  2. Application Fee
    All applicants must submit a non-refundable $55 application fee.
  3. Offical College Transcripts
    You must submit official transcripts from all colleges you have attended even if you do not intend to transfer credit from that college. Your official transcripts should be mailed directly from the issuing institution to St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation
    Transfer applicants must submit two letters of recommendation - one Academic Recommendation from a science or math professor and one Character and General Academic Recommendation from a supervisor, coworker or teacher (family members are not accepted as references). Letters must come directly from the person writing the letter.
  5. Admission Essay
    Applicants must submit a 500-word essay responding to the questions: Why do you want to enter a career in pharmacy or another health care field? Why do you believe St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a good fit for you? How have you met and overcome adversity in your past? Essays should be submitted to Connie Horrall, administrative assistant, at connie.horrall@stlcop.edu or mailed to the Office of Admissions.

For questions about the application process or life at STLCOP, or to schedule a campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@stlcop.edu or 314.446.8328.