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International Applicants


Students in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa, specifically the student (F) or exchange (I) visa, are considered international students. Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required with the application unless English is the student's native language. To be eligible, these applicants must score 550 or higher on the written (paper and pencil) test, 213 or higher on the computer-based test, or 79-80 on the new Internet TOEFL test.

The U.S. government requires all international applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before a formal letter of admission—or the form for obtaining a visa—will be issued. All application materials (PharmCAS, supplemental application and letters of recommendation) must be submitted. If selected for admission to the CU SOP, international students need to submit the Request for Student I-20 for Foreign Applicants (PDF). This form is available for download from July to December of each year; it can also be obtained from the Office of Student Services. 

Students holding a BS or higher degree in pharmacy from another country may want to consider taking the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination, which may allow them to obtain a license to practice pharmacy in the U.S.