What It Takes
St. Louis College of Pharmacy welcomes about 250 first-year students every fall. They are chosen from more than 600 applicants. You can do the math. This is a competitive program. However, for students who are determined, committed and academically strong, STLCOP offers an outstanding education and graduates many of tomorrow’s leaders in the pharmacy profession. Admission to STLCOP is based on several factors. Requirements include:
• Three years of high school science, including biology/lab and chemistry/lab
• Four years of high school math, including algebra I, algebra II and geometry
• Four years of high school English
• A cumulative high school grade-point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
• High school class rank in the top half of the graduating class
• A minimum ACT composite score of 23 and/or SAT combined score of 1110 (minimum ACT math sub score of 24; minimum sub score of 21 for English, science and reading)
In addition, we strongly recommend:
• One unit of physics
• Additional units in subjects listed above
• Additional math and science courses.
- When applying, please follow admission instructions and deadlines carefully. Late applications may not receive consideration, and all required materials must be submitted in order to complete your file for review.
Check It Off
Organization is key to success in college and beyond. As a successful high school student, you probably already learned the importance of “making a list and checking it twice.” To help begin your admissions process for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, we have a checklist prepared for your use.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy grants advanced standing in the form of credit hours to entering students who, on the basis of performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) tests, demonstrate proficiency in select courses.
A minimum score of three (3) must be earned on the AP test to receive credit for the following courses:
- English Literature (3 hours of credit)
- Psychology (3 hours of credit)
A minimum score of four (4) must be earned on the AP test to receive credit for the following courses:
- Calculus AB or BC – 3 hours of credit
- English Language and Composition – 3 hours of credit
- Biology – 8 hours of credit
- Chemistry – 8 hours of credit
- Physics B – 4 hours of credit (NOTE: The student must take AP test B.)
- Statistics – 3 hours of credit
Courses taken outside the College will be transferred in as credit, if approved by the Registrar’s Office. For students transferring into the 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy program (which will be phased out with the last cohort of students graduating from the program in spring 2019), a maximum of 12 elective credit hours (15 for transfer students) may be transferred into the program. No credit will be transferred for grades less than C. (NOTE: A letter grade of C- is considered to be less than C and will not be transferred.) Credit will not be granted for math or science courses if taken as dual credit through high school.