Frequently Asked Questions

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If I am applying for the freshman class of 2018, do I have to complete the writing portion of the ACT or SAT for admission?

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

What is unique about St. Louis College of Pharmacy?

  • STLCOP has a direct entry program, which means first-year students are admitted directly from high school into the pharmacy program.
  • If entering as a freshman, there is no reapplying or PCAT (pharmacy college admission test) requirement to gain entry into the professional program.

What are the admission deadlines?

Early Action: November 1
Early Decision: December 15
Regular Decision: March 1 (see definitions below)

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What is Early Action?

Early Action is the application process in which 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. 

What is Early Decision?

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.
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What is Regular Decision?

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 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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What is the waitlist?

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.

How difficult is it to get accepted to the College?

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

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

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students’ educational records. Please click here to view, or print detailed information for FERPA.

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

Estimated tuition and fees for first-year students for the 2016-17 school year are:
Tuition $27,960
Housing $10,250
Fees $1,185
TOTAL $39,395

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Is financial aid available?

Yes, in fact almost 94% of STLCOP students receive some type of financial aid.
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Who is my admissions representative, and how do I contact him or her?

If you cannot identify your admissions representative please contact our office of admissions at 314.446.8328 or

Name Territory
Chase Davis
Elemuelle Harris
St. Louis Public Schools and Central Missouri CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Laura Kopac

St. Louis Private Schools, Southern Missouri, St. Charles, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties, AK, AL, AR, HI, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, and international students

Kelly Morrell
Southern Illinois IN, OH, KY

Matt Oppelt

Transfer students and Northern Missouri AZ, CA, CO, IA, KS, NE, NV, NM, UT

Kaylan Gaines

Northern Illinois ID, MI, MN, MT, ND, OR, SD, WA, WI, WY

How can I schedule a campus visit?

Prospective students can schedule a campus visit by contacting the office of admissions at 314-446-8328 or

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

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.

What are the minimum ACT and GPA requirements for admission?

  • ACT minimum requirements are: 23 composite, 24 math sub-score, and 21 in English, science and reading sub-scores.
  • GPA minimum is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

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

  • Average ACT is 27
  • Average GPA is 3.7

What is the average first-year class size?

The College generally admits approximately 240 first-year students.

Is on-campus housing available?

Yes. All new undergraduate students are required to live on campus for three years. Housing is available in the Residence Hall.

What meal plans are available?

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.
More information about dining options can be found on the Dining on Campus page.

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 40 clubs and organizations.
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