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Guide to International Admission

We welcome scholars from around the world. Our dedication to serving communities knows no bounds and we're proud to provide a leading-edge pharmacy education to students from across the globe.

International students who wish to apply for admission must fully satisfy all admission criteria and gain acceptance for admission before being issued a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) I-20 Form, which allows entry into the United States or transfer from another American institution. Please see the USCIS ELIS and Nonimmigrant Students Fact Sheet for more information.

The College reserves the right to require placement exams in mathematics or science, additional verification of English proficiency, and an interview with the applicant. We will notify the applicant if any of this additional information is needed and will schedule appropriate times and dates.

Checklist for International Applicants

In addition to the required admission application materials, the following must be submitted in order to be considered for admission:

  • Academic Records: Official academic records with official credit evaluation through ECE (Education Credentials Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services). 
  • TOEFL Scores: A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the internet-based test. When you register for the TOEFL, use the St. Louis College of Pharmacy code: 6626. A free 6-week online prep course is available: TOEFL® Test Preparation: The Insider’s Guide.
  • PCAT Scores: If you have met the prerequisite courses and are applying to enter the Doctor of Pharmacy program through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), you must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). This test helps identify qualified applicants by measuring general academic ability and scientific knowledge. Registration and scheduling is done online. Please request that your scores be forwarded to St. Louis College of Pharmacy for addition to your application file.
  • Proof of Financial Support: Proof of financial support for attendance must be submitted via a bank statement in the applicant’s name that shows deposited U.S. currency funds or a notarized Affidavit of Financial Support for F-1 Student Form from a sponsor that defines the exact amount designated for the applicant’s educational and living expenses and the period of time for which this financial support is pledged. The sponsor’s full name, mailing address, phone number, and email address are required.
  • Proof of Citizenship and Visa Status: If you currently reside in the United States, you must submit evidence of your current status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This may include forms I-20, I-94 and a current visa.
  • IELTS Scores: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher is acceptable.
  • Additional required documents may be requested as needed.

After you receive your acceptance, you will also be required to submit a Transfer Verification Form for F-1 Students prior to enrollment.

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Complete the freshman or transfer application, or begin your application to the Doctor of Pharmacy program through PharmCAS.

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