Official transcripts from all post-secondary colleges and/or universities should be sent directly to the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Distance Degrees and Programs Office, MS C-238, 12850 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045.
Applicants who received their undergraduate degree or entry-level professional degree from outside the U.S. or Canada will have their transcripts evaluated through a NACES member evaluation service. These applicants will have the completed program evaluation sent directly to the Distance Degrees and Programs Office.
All applicants must be proficient in the English language, as detailed in the program’s technical standards. As such, all applicants who received their education outside the U.S. or Canada, except Quebec, will take the Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Scores from the either exam will serve as one piece of the admissions process.
At this time, exceptions to this requirement include:
Applicants who have graduated from a foreign institution where the language of instruction for the post-secondary degree(s) was English, as noted on an official transcript or an official letter from the school from which the applicant graduated.
Applicants who have earned a master’s and/or above degree in the U.S. or Canada, except Quebec.
Applicant is a citizen of a country whose official language is English. These countries include Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except) Quebec, Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, United Kingdom, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
TOEFL – Applicants must achieve a minimum composite score of 83 on the internet-based TOEFL exam with 26 on the spoken English section.
IELTS – Applicants must achieve a minimum composite score 6.5 on IELTS with minimum subscores as follows:
Reading – 5.5
Writing – 5.5
Speaking – 5.5
Listening – 5.5
Exam Score Date – Exam scores cannot be older than two years from the application deadline date. If the applicant took the exam more than two years ago, then the applicant will need to retake the exam to complete the admissions process.
Exam Testing Schedule – Applicants can view the websites linked below to find more information about and sign up for either exam.
TOEFL - Applicants should have results mailed directly to the Distance Degrees and Programs Office.
IELTS - Applicants should have results mailed directly to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School per address below.
Should an applicant receive a low TOEFL or IELTS score, the applicant may also contact the University of Colorado Denver English as a Second Language program to improve his/her English speaking and communication skills. The University of Colorado Denver English as a Second Language program is located on the downtown Denver campus, and the applicant will complete courses on the downtown Denver campus. Online courses are not offered at this time.
The applicant will complete the recommendation(s) identified by the testing process prior to enrollment in the Program, and will be subject to the Technical Standards policy. Students may also be referred for ESL testing based on other components of the application process, such as on submitted writing samples and/or interview conversations.