All credit-by-challenge submissions must be pre-reviewed by the DDP office before the submissions are sent through the formal review process to receive a final grade. Students will e-mail their credit-by-challenge submissions to the DDP office to have their credit-by-challenge pre-reviewed. The DDP office will inform students if any formatting revisions are needed. If no revisions are needed, students will be instructed to mail three hardbound copies of their credit-by-challenge to the DDP office at the address listed below.
Distance Degrees and Programs Office North American-Trained PharmD Program
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
12850 E. Montview Blvd., Room V20-1116
Aurora, CO 80045
Mail Stop (C238-V20)
After the DDP office receives the three hardbound copies of the student’s credit-by-challenge, the office will submit the credit-by-challenge to two independent reviewers, who are clinical practitioners in the rotation category being challenged. Each reviewer will assess the challenge by using the outcomes the student would be graded on if the student completed a 200-hour rotation.
The reviewers will each provide a grade recommendation. Students may receive full credit or no credit for their credit-by-challenge submissions. Finally, students will receive an official letter from the DDP office notifying them of their final credit-by-challenge grades.
It may take as long as six months for a student’s credit-by-challenge to go through the formal review process and to receive a final grade. Therefore, students should complete their advising call soon after admission into the NTPD Program, so they can plan accordingly when preparing their credit-by-challenge submissions.
Students should review the credit-by-challenge documents found in the resources section to learn more about the credit-by-challenge deadlines, guidelines and review process.