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Even if you have started your education at another institution, you may be able to transfer into St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

At STLCOP, we consider a transfer student as someone who:

  • Has already graduated from high school
  • Is currently attending college
  • Has completed some college coursework

As a transfer student, you may enroll in either the first year of the professional program (P1) or the sophomore or junior year of the pre-professional program depending on the coursework you have already taken. Transfer students may gain admission if space is available and they meet all relevant admission requirements.

In fall 2014, the College introduced a new curriculum that includes a three-year pre-professional program followed by a four-year professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with an integrated bachelor’s degree. Adding another year to the pre-professional program allows our students the ability to take focused electives, gain more practice in clinical pharmacy, better develop skills in patient interaction, and successfully work as a colleague with other health care providers. As a transfer student, you may fall under the old curriculum or the new curriculum, depending on when and where you want to enter the program. For more information, contact Jarrod Kincaid, director of prospective student services, at 314.446.8332 or via email at jarrod.kincaid@stlcop.edu.

The application deadline is Feb. 1 for both the professional and pre-professional programs.

Pre-Professional Program (Sophomore Year)

Students who meet the following prerequisite course requirements detailed below are eligible to enter into the sophomore year of the pre-professional program beginning in fall 2015. The PCAT is not required to enter the pre-professional program.

Required Coursework

  • Biology I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • General Chemistry I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • Composition I & II (six hours)
  • Freshman Seminar/Orientation (two hours)

Additional Recommended Coursework

A minimum of one (and a recommended two) of the following courses should be completed prior to enrollment.

  • Calculus (three hours)
  • Introduction to Healthcare (two hours)
  • Statistics (three hours)

Application Process

  • Apply online at stlcop.edu/transferapp.
  • Submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee.
  • Submit an academic reference letter and a character reference letter.
  • Submit an official transcript.
  • Write and submit a 450-600 word essay that describes why you want to become a pharmacist, why you believe St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a good fit for you, and how you have overcome adversity in your past.

For more information on transfer admission into the pre-professional program, contact Lauren Barry, coordinator of prospective student services, at 314.446.8337 or via email at lauren.barry@stlcop.edu.

Pre-Professional Program (Junior Year)

Students who meet the following prerequisite course requirements detailed below are eligible to enter into the junior year of the pre-professional program beginning in fall 2015. The PCAT is not required to enter the pre-professional program. Juniors must declare their major (either a B.S. in Health Humanities or a B.S. in Health Sciences) upon entering the pre-professional program.

Required Coursework

  • Biology I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • General Chemistry I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • Composition I & II (six hours)
  • Freshman Seminar/Orientation (two hours)
  • Calculus (three hours)
  • Statistics (three hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • World Civilization I & II (six hours)
  • Microbiology (four hours with a lab)
  • Biochemistry (four hours)

Additional Recommended Coursework

A minimum of two (and a recommended four) of the following courses should be completed prior to enrollment.

  • Introduction to Healthcare (two hours)
  • Sociology (three hours)
  • Psychology (three hours)
  • Physics I & II (eight hours
  • Literature Elective (three hours)
  • Social Science Elective (three hours)
  • Bio/Phys/Health Sci Elective (three hours)

Application Process

  • Apply online at stlcop.edu/transferapp.
  • Submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee.
  • Submit an academic reference letter and a character reference letter.
  • Submit an official transcript.
  • Write and submit a 450-600 word essay that describes why you want to become a pharmacist, why you believe St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a good fit for you, and how you have overcome adversity in your past.

For more information on transfer admission into the pre-professional program, contact Lauren Barry, coordinator of prospective student services, at 314.446.8337 or via email at lauren.barry@stlcop.edu.

Professional Program (P1)

Students who meet the following prerequisite course requirements detailed below are eligible to enter into the professional program in fall 2015. If you are interested in entering the College after fall 2015, contact Jarrod Kincaid, director of prospective student services, at 314.446.8332 or via email at jarrod.kincaid@stlcop.edu.

Required Coursework

  • English Composition I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • General Biology (five hours with a lab)
  • General Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Calculus
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • Physics I & II (eight hours with two labs)
  • World/Western Civilization or World History I & II

Additional Recommended Coursework

(These courses must be 300 level or higher courses and must be taken at a four-year institution.)

  • Microbiology (four hours)
  • Biochemistry (four hours)

Application Process

  • Complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Registration and scheduling are done online at pcatweb.info. Students who take the PCAT should request that their scores be forwarded to St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
  • Complete an admissions application through Pharmacy College Application Service at pharmcas.org.
  • Submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee.
  • Submit a current course list.

For more information on transfer admission into the professional program, contact Jarrod Kincaid, director of prospective student services, at 314.446.8332 or via email at jarrod.kincaid@stlcop.edu.