Ready to Commit?

Students who know what they want can secure a place in the incoming first-year STLCOP class through the Early Decision admission process. This allows students to apply early for admission and secure a space at STLCOP upon acceptance. This occurs prior to Regular Decision acceptance and guarantees the incoming student a spot in the competitive first-year class. Students who are admitted to STLCOP via Early Decision are, in effect, moved to the front of the admission line. They will be notified earlier than other students of their acceptance and can attend early orientation sessions. A few things you need to know:

  • While pursuing Early Decision admission to STLCOP, students may not apply to any other higher-education institution via a comparable early decision admission process. Students who apply to more than one early decision plan will be removed from consideration at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
  • Early Decision supersedes all other college applications. Immediately upon an offer of admission from STLCOP, the student must withdraw from consideration at all other colleges or universities and make no other subsequent applications.
  • Within 15 business days of acceptance notification, we require a nonrefundable $500 deposit, which will be applied to first-semester tuition charges.

How to Apply

If Early Decision is for you, fill out the Early Decision Agreement form. The student, a parent or guardian, and the student’s high school guidance counselor must all sign the form, and it must be postmarked no later than Dec. 15 for admission consideration for the following academic year. (We recommend you provide the form along with an addressed envelope to your guidance counselor. The form should be submitted along with an official high school transcript.)

The Early Decision form must be submitted in addition to all other documentation required as part of the STLCOP admission process. All documentation must be postmarked no later than Dec. 15.

Applicants not accepted for admission via Early Decision may be given unbiased admission consideration, along with other applicants, during the regular decision process. In this case, the student will be released from the Early Decision agreement.

Should a student who applies for financial aid not be 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.