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PharmD Program

After Acceptance


Admitted students will be sent an electronic acceptance package with several forms, all of which must be completed and returned to the school along with any corresponding documentation, fees or certificates.

We must receive, in our office:

  • A completed admission response form with deposit (prior to March 1st, a $200 Tuition Deposit is due two weeks within accepting an offer to CU Pharmacy. A second $200 Confirmation Deposit is due two weeks after the March 1st Cooperative Admission Guidelines​ deadline – for a total of $400. Early Decision Candidates are exempt from submitting a deposit.
  • Submission of the electronic Residency Verification Form
  • Official transcripts from spring and summer semesters, as these are not collected by PharmCAS. Please note, if you are enrolled in classes during the summer to complete prerequisites, prior approval is required.
  • Proof of current immunization letter and form submitted through E*Value.
  • Basic cardiac life support (CPR) certification (adult, infant and child with AED). This must be maintained for the entire four years of the program.

If you have not submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)​ you should as soon as possible. If you need assistance with your forms, please call the Financial Aid office at 303-724-8039. You may also e-mail them at financial.aid@ucdenver.edu.

For students admitted to the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program in the fall, the first course, Introduction to Pharmacy, will begin tentatively the second Friday in August. This is a seven-day required course that new students must successfully complete before continuing to the rest of the curriculum. Information and a course syllabus will be sent before the class begins.

Failure to attend on the first day of orientation and participation in the orientation week without prior notice will result in the withdrawal of your offer of admission and that spot will be offered to a candidate on the waitlist.

All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed and official transcripts or grade reports must be submitted before students may register for or attend this course.

Deferral Policy

a. Any applicant that is offered admission into the program can choose to defer without providing a reason for the deferral. However, all applicants seeking deferral must notify the school no later than June 1st. Any request received after June 1st will be considered on a case by case basis.

b. Any candidate that is selected from the waitlist will be allowed to defer until June 1st. If selected from the waitlist after the June 1st deadline, the candidate’s deferral request will be handled on a case by case basis.

c. Candidates who chose the deferral option must meet the following criteria;

  • During the following cycle, all deferred applicants must complete a new background check.
  • Candidates may only defer for one year. If a candidate decides to not enter the program after the year deferral, they must complete a new application to be reconsidered for the program.
  • All candidates must have paid the $400 deposit at the time they decide to defer. This deposit is non-refundable.
  • Candidates must meet all current requirements and any new requirements required to enter into the program.
  • The candidate must finish all prerequisite courses no later than August 31st of the year they originally applied. All transcripts must be received upon completion of missing courses and no later than September. If transcripts are not available until a later date, the candidate must notify the Office of Student Services.

d. All deferred candidates from the year prior must notify the school by March 1st with the intention to enroll. If the school does not receive notification from the applicant, the school will not guarantee a spot will be held for the candidate in the fall.​​​​​​​