Freshman Admission

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Apply to STLCOP

Congratulations on choosing a degree and career in pharmacy. Space in the freshman class is limited and acceptance is competitive, and we encourage you to apply early.

At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, we take a holistic approach to admission decisions and consider your entire admissions file. As an institution educating pharmacy leaders of tomorrow, we look for students with a track record of success in math and science courses, but we also look for students who are well rounded.

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to the College, you must be a high school graduate with the following courses:

  • 3 years of high school science, including biology and chemistry
  • 4 years of high school math, including algebra I & II and geometry
  • 4 years of high school English
  • Additional units in the above subjects, or other math and science courses (recommended)

Application Process

It is important to follow the admission instructions and deadlines carefully to ensure your application is given full consideration. All materials must be submitted by the posted deadlines before your file will be reviewed.

Students applying for freshman admission may choose to apply at several decision points.

  • November 1: Early Action
  • December 15: Early Decision
  • March 1: Regular Decision 

Select an entry point below to learn more about the application process.

Apply for Early Action

Early Action is designed to provide an abbreviated application and quick admission decision. Students applying for Early Action must submit a completed application and admission materials to receive consideration for admission. A limited number of acceptances will be granted during the Early Action period.

The deadline to apply under Early Action is November 1.

The following items are required for the Early Action deadline:

  1. Completed application for admission (Apply online at stlcop.edu/apply, through the Common Application or by paper application)
  2. Non-refundable $55 application fee
  3. Official high school transcript that includes coursework through the 11th grade
  4. Official ACT or SAT scores
  5. 500-word essay OR a comprehensive resume that describes your extracurricular activities, work experiences, your desire to study pharmacy, and anything else you would like to include  
  6. Recommended: A list of current courses and projected spring semester courses

Students applying for Early Action are only required to submit the aforementioned items for admissions review. We encourage students who have a strong academic record, especially in mathematics and science, to apply during this period.

Students who do not receive Early Action acceptance may be deferred to Regular Decision. Students deferred to Regular Decision will be subject to the requirements for application of Regular Decision.

Apply for Early Decision

Early Decision is designed to provide priority consideration is fully committed to the College. Students applying for Early Decision must submit a completed application and supporting documents to receive full consideration for admission.

The deadline to apply for Early Decision is December 15.

The following items are required for the Early Decision deadline:

  1. Completed application for admission (Apply online at stlcop.edu/apply, through the Common Application or by paper application)
  2. Non-refundable $55 application fee
  3. Official high school transcript that includes all work through the 11th grade
  4. Official ACT or SAT scores
  5. 500-word essay responding to the questions:
    • Why do you want to study pharmacy?
    • What have been your most significant experiences and lessons?
    • What do you hope to contribute to the STLCOP community, and what legacy do you hope to leave?
  6. One Character and General Academic Recommendation from your school guidance counselor
  7. One Science Recommendation from a science teacher, preferably in chemistry or biology
  8. One Mathematics Recommendation from a math teacher, preferably current or last year
  9. A mid-year report for current courses and a list of spring semester coursework
  10. Completed Early Decision Agreement

Students applying for Early Decision agreement are not encouraged to submit application under any other Early Decision agreement. Doing so may make an applicant ineligible for admission under the Early Decision agreement and he or she would subsequently be moved to Regular Decision. Students admitted under the Early Decision agreement agree to withdraw all applications to other institutions and to submit their Intent to Enroll form.

If a student who applies for financial aid is not offered a package that makes attendance possible, the student may be released from the Early Decision Agreement. A financial aid package may consist of scholarships, grants, work study, loans and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as reflected on an official Student Aid Report determined by the results of the FAFSA.

Apply for Regular Decision

The deadline to apply for entry into the freshman year for fall 2017 as Regular Decision is March 1, 2016. Students applying for Regular Decision must submit a completed application and supporting documents to receive full consideration for admission.

The following items are required for the Regular Decision deadline:

  1. Completed application for admission (Apply online at stlcop.edu/apply, through the Common Application or by paper application)
  2. Non-refundable $55 application fee
  3. Official high school transcript that includes all work through the 11th grade
  4. Official ACT or SAT scores
  5. 500-word essay responding to the questions:
    • Why do you want to study pharmacy?
    • What have been your most significant experiences and lessons?
    • What do you hope to contribute to the STLCOP community, and what legacy do you hope to leave?
  6. One Character and General Academic Recommendation from your school guidance counselor
  7. One Science Recommendation from a science teacher, preferably in chemistry or biology
  8. One Mathematics Recommendation from a math teacher, preferably current or last year
  9. A mid-year report for current courses and a list of spring semester coursework

Students applying for regular decision may be subject to a wait list depending on space availability at the time of admission review.