Transfer Admission

Even if you have started your education at another institution, you may be able to transfer to St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The College provides opportunities for transfer admission at multiple points in the program. We’ll work with you to determine where you are and set you on your path to a Pharm.D.

Undergraduate Transfer

If you’ve completed some college coursework, but aren’t ready for the professional program, you may apply to transfer to the undergraduate program. STLCOP offers opportunities for students to transfer to the undergraduate program during the freshman, sophomore, or junior years.

Academic Requirements

Students are eligible to enter the freshman, sophomore, or junior years of the undergraduate program based on the course requirements they have completed.

During the admissions process, you must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended. An admissions representative will complete a course evaluation to determine transferable credit and course of study.

For questions regarding your current coursework, contact the Office of Admissions at 314.446.8328 (800.2.STLCOP toll free) or

Additional Requirements

The majority of students transferring to STLCOP are not required to take the PCAT. Some students, depending on previous coursework and remaining undergraduate prerequisites, may be required to take the PCAT as a requirement to progress into the professional program.

Students are not required to report their ACT/SAT scores when applying, but the College reserves the right to request scores for further review for admission if needed.

Transfer Application Process

Please use the checklist below to easily compile everything needed and submit by the required deadlines. All paper documents must be sent to:

STLCOP Office of Admissions
4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088

1. Complete the STLCOP application.

Undergraduate transfer students apply for admission using the STLCOP online application.

Begin your application now.

2. 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.

3. Request and submit all college transcripts.

STLCOP requires transcripts from all colleges you have attended even if you do not intend to transfer credit from that college. Your official transcripts should be mailed directly from the issuing institution to St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

4. Submit two letters of recommendation.

Undergraduate transfer applicants must submit two letters of recommendation:

  • Academic letter of recommendation from a science or math professor
  • Character letter of recommendation from a supervisor, coworker (family members are not accepted as references)

Letters must come directly from the person writing the letter.

5. Submit an essay.

We require a short essay (500 words) that describes:

  • Why you want to become a pharmacist
  • Why you believe St. Louis College of Pharmacy is a good fit for you
  • How you have met and overcome adversity in your past

Please email your essay to Connie Horrall, administrative assistant, at or mail to the Office of Admissions.

STLCOP Office of Admissions
4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1088