Attracting Students from Around the World

Diversity is an important part of St. Louis College of Pharmacy culture. We are committed to exposing our students to diverse opportunities and welcome scholars from around the world. Our curriculum integrates international experiences that give our students a unique, first-person perspective. As our world view continues to expand, we continue to seek out new relationships with pharmacy professionals and future pharmacy leaders the world over. For instance, in January 2013 we welcomed students from Saudi Arabia into our professional program. We are also forging a student exchange relationship with the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. In addition, STLCOP alumni currently practice in 13 different nations, serving as informal ambassadors for the College and the profession.
  • International students who wish to apply for admission to STLCOP must fully satisfy all admission criteria and gain acceptance for admission before being issued a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) I-20 Form, which allows entry into the United States or transfer from another American institution. Please see the USCIS ELIS and Nonimmigrant Students Fact Sheet for more information.
  • The College reserves the right to require placement exams in mathematics or science, additional verification of English proficiency, and an interview with the applicant. We will notify the applicant if any of this additional information is needed and will schedule appropriate times and dates.

Applying from Abroad

International applicants must submit the following in order to be considered for admission to St. Louis College of Pharmacy:

  • An official STLCOP admission application accompanied by a nonrefundable $55 application fee and an official secondary school (high school) transcript in English.
  • A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (on the written exam) or 220 (on the computer-based exam). When you register for the TOEFL, use the St. Louis College of Pharmacy code: 6626.
  • If you are transferring from another American institution, you must take the  Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). This test helps identify qualified applicants by measuring general academic ability and scientific knowledge. Registration and scheduling is done online. Students who take the PCAT should request that their scores be forwarded to St. Louis College of Pharmacy for addition to their application file.
  • Proof of financial support for attendance at STLCOP must be submitted via a bank statement in the applicant’s name that shows deposited U.S. currency funds or a notarized affidavit of support from a sponsor that defines the exact amount designated for the applicant’s educational and living expenses and the period of time for which this financial support is pledged. The sponsor’s full name, mailing address, phone number, and email address are required.
  • If the applicant currently lives in the United States, he or she must submit evidence of his or her current status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This may include forms I-20, I-94, and a current visa.

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For information about total tuition and fees required, please contact the STLCOP Business Office at 314.446.8378 (or toll-free at 800.4.STLCOP). Additional assistance is available from Jarrod Kincaid, director of prospective student services, at 314.446.8332 or via email at jarrod.kincaid@stlcop.edu.