Doctor of Pharmacy Admission Next Steps
We are excited to welcome you into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP. These next steps will help guide you through the professional admission process and prepare you for success at the University.
Now that you've been accepted as a student pharmacist, there are a few things you can take care of right now:
Submit Your Deposit
Once you submit your enrollment deposit and intent to enroll form, you can register for New Student Orientation and apply for housing and parking.
Complete the FAFSA
It’s important to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for your education. Access the FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
Complete Your Enrollment
Once you have submitted your deposit, you will have a few more steps to take before you begin your classes:
- Submit your final transcripts
- Apply for housing (optional) - Open March 1
- Apply for parking (optional) - Open May 15
- Activate your virtual community account
- Activate your University student account - Open May 1
- Purchase your laptop* - Available beginning March 1
- Submit your photo for your student ID
- Purchase course materials for the fall semester
- Order your white coat and prepare for the White Coat Ceremony
- Attend orientation sessions
Health and Screening Requirements
- Enroll in or waive the University's Student Health Insurance Plan*
- Ensure you have your required immunizations, health screenings and documentation available to submit
- Complete your drug screening and background check through Complio
- Submit your emergency contact form
*An active UHSP email account is required before these steps can be completed.
Submit Your Final Transcripts
Contact your previous school(s) to request to have your official transcripts sent to UHSP. Mail all documents to the Office of Admissions at 1 Pharmacy Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.Return to Top
Apply for Housing (optional) - Open March 1
South Residence Hall offers flexible, apartment-style living for professional students who want the convenience of living on campus. Housing applications are available online. Living on campus is optional for professional students. For additional questions, contact email@example.com or 314.446.8164.Return to Top
Apply for Parking (optional) - Open May 15
Parking applications will be reviewed after your enrollment deposit is received, on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking assignments are subject to availability, so it is best to apply early. Learn more about parking.Return to Top
Activate Your UHSP Virtual Community Account
To activate your UHSP Virtual Community account, log in using the personal email address that you used to apply to the University. Once you are logged in, set up your profile, share your goals and add a photo of yourself.Return to Top
Activate Your University Student Account - Open May 1
This account provides access to the University IT systems, including email and Microsoft Office, and will be needed to complete steps in your enrollment process like submitting emergency contact forms and health records. Follow these steps to activate your University account.Return to Top
Purchase Your Laptop - Available beginning March 1
All students are required to purchase a laptop computer through the Student Laptop Program.
Place your laptop order online at techstore.uhsp.edu.Return to Top
Submit a color photo of yourself in front of a plain, single-color background for your student ID card. Please email submissions by Monday, Aug. 1 to Sandy Scott, administrator, parking and access services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase Course Materials
Purchase course materials for the fall semester by Monday, Aug. 8.
Once you have registered for courses and activated your University student account, visit Campus Web to purchase your course materials and textbooks via the online bookstore. Shipping to campus is free.
Once you receive an email notification that your textbooks have arrived on campus, you can pick up your textbooks at the package pick-up counter located in the South Residence Hall.
Prepare for the White Coat Ceremony and Order Your White Coat
The White Coat Ceremony celebrates students' entrance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. During the event, students are presented with their white coat marking their transition to student pharmacist.
Save the Date: Sept. 9, 2022
Order your white coat and nametag by completing this survey as soon as possible.
If you are uncertain about your coat size, please make an appointment to try on coats available in the Dean's Office on the fourth floor of the ARB. Sizing information is also available within the survey.
Please contact Dr. Berry, assistant dean of student academic affairs and professor of pharmacy practice, at email@example.com with questions about the ceremony.
Attend Orientation Sessions
Orientation is the perfect opportunity for new students to become familiar with the University while being able to meet your classmates and faculty and staff.
New UHSP students are required to attend two orientations in August. In your first session you will receive your student ID, take an in-depth tour of campus and be introduced to campus resources.
Your second orientation session, specifically for incoming pharmacy students, concentrates on your new profession. You’ll get an in-depth understanding of your four-year journey at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, as well as expectations and opportunities for growth. Additional requirements and trainings will be completed during this time, such as applying for the Missouri Pharmacy Intern license and professional liability insurance, completing Basic Life Support certification, meeting several faculty and administrators, and more.Return to Top
Enroll in or Waive the University's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)*
UHSP requires all registered, enrolled student pharmacists to have health insurance. More information on the University insurance plan cost enrollment dates will be posted soon as well as the enrollment and waiver link.
Available beginning July 1 for current UHSP students and Aug. 1 for incoming new students.Return to Top
Required Immunizations and Screenings
Immunization requirements for incoming pharmacy students include:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (2-shot series) or titers showing immunity
- Varicella vaccomation (2-shot series) or titers showing immunity (history of chicken pox is NOT sufficient)
- MMRV is a combination vaccine including measles, mumps, rubella and varicella is also acceptable.
- Hepatitis B vaccination (3-shot series) or titers showing immunity
- COVID-19 vaccination (1- or 2-dose series based on the manufacturer AND a booster vaccine)
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccination within the past 10 years (TD is not sufficient)
- Latent Tuberculosis (TB) screening within the past year is required upon entry and at least annually. More information will be emailed regarding this requirement
- Influenza vaccination is required every fall, and documentation will be collected each September.
If you do not have these vaccines, please begin getting them now. You will be asked to provide appropriate documentation of these vaccines that include the date you received them, your name, and the provider’s information. This may be found from your medical record, a past health care provider, a state registry or an old school. In the absence of documentation, you will need to either get titers (as available), or re-vaccinated.
Complete Your Drug Screening and Background Check
A number of screenings are required to enter the pharmacy program at the University. You will receive an email with instructions on how to create an account in Complio for your health requirements, and you can schedule your urine drug screening and brackground check on this site.
Submit Your Emergency Contact Form
Once you have activated your University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis email, complete your Emergency Contact Form
If you have any questions or need any assistance with your next steps, we are here to help. Please contact the Office of Admissions or your admissions representative at 314.446.8328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.