Professional Admission

The College provides opportunities for transfer admission during the first professional year of the pharmacy program. We’ll work with you to determine your path toward achieving your Pharm.D.

If you’ve completed all required prerequisite coursework, you may be eligible for transfer admission directly into the professional (Pharm.D.) program. A bachelor's degree is not required for admission into the professional program, though it is encouraged.

Students applying for admission to the Pharm.D. program must submit their application through PharmCAS. Your PharmCAS application will require submission of all transcripts, PCAT scores, essay and references.

If you are unsure of the prerequisite requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions to discuss your academic coursework prior to starting your PharmCAS application.

Academic Requirements

Students who meet the following prerequisite course requirements are eligible to enter into the professional program.

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Not sure if you’ve completed everything you need? Don’t worry! Contact the Office of Admissions at 314.446.8328 (toll free at 800.2.STLCOP) or email

Additional Requirements

The PCAT is required for all applicants seeking admission into the professional program. Additional documents or credentials may be requested.

Professional Transfer Application Process

1. Complete the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Students seeking admission to the professional program are required to complete the PCAT. All PCAT registration and scheduling is conducted online at When taking the exam, student should request that their scores be forwarded to St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

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2. Complete the PharmCAS application.

Unlike students applying for transfer admission to the undergraduate program, professional transfer applicants complete the application administered by the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).

The PharmCAS application becomes available on July 15.

3. Submit supplemental application materials.

After completing the application via PharmCAS, professional application must complete the Statement of Commitment and Technical Standards. These materials should be submitted to the Office of Admissions (4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110).

4. Submit the application fee.

Your $55 application fee is non-refundable and must be submitted before your application will be reviewed.

Submit your application fee online.