Complete and submit the application form (updated 3/25/2013). The application form can also be obtained by:
- Telephone: DDP Office at 303-724-3582
- E-mail the DDP Office.
The NTPD Program requires all applicants who received their high school or pharmacy education outside the United States or Canada, except Quebec, to take the internet-based TOEFL exam.
At this time, exceptions to this requirement include:
1) 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 the applicant graduated.
2) Applicants who have earned a master’s and/or above degree in the US or Canada.
At this time, a minimum composite score of 89 on the internet-based TOEFL exam must be achieved on an exam taken within the past two years. Required minimum scores on each of the individual components of the test are: reading 15, listening 14, speaking 19, and writing 20. Preferred scores for the individual components of the internet-based TOEFL exam are: reading 21, listening 21, speaking 25, and writing 23.
Applicants achieving the required composite score, but who score at or below the preferred individual component levels, will be referred for further English as a Second Language (ESL) testing. The applicant will complete the recommendation(s) identified by the testing process within the first semester enrolled in the NTPD Program, and will be subject to the Technical Standards and Safe Behavior in the Practice Environment policies.
Scores from the internet-based TOEFL exam will serve as one piece of the admissions process. 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.
EXAM SCORE DATE
Exam scores cannot be older than two years from the NTPD program 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.
TOEFL EXAM TESTING SCHEDULE
Applicants can visit www.ets.org/toefl to find more information about and sign up for the TOEFL exam. Applicants should use code number 8776 to indicate the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences North American-Trained PharmD program as the score recipient.
1) Should an applicant receive a low TOEFL 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.
2) The TOEFL requirement and its components are currently under review, and are subject to change. Changes will be posted to this website.
Three recommendations written on standard University of Colorado School of Pharmacy recommendation forms. The recommendation forms should be given to people who know you and your recent pharmacy career well, and can speak to your self-motivation and professional attributes. References will usually be from employers, supervisors, former faculty, preceptors or professional colleagues. See guidelines on the application form. Please request these at least 2-4 weeks before the application deadline to ensure that your application file is complete by the application deadline!
One-page personal statement that describes your reasons for seeking a PharmD degree and for applying to this program.
Current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume that includes your pharmacy practice experiences since graduation from pharmacy school.
Official transcripts from the accredited school of pharmacy from which you graduated and from any degree program(s) in which you have been enrolled since obtaining your BS in pharmacy. Usually, you will request these transcripts from the registrar's office of your school or college of pharmacy. Copies should be sent directly from your school to the chair of the admissions committee (NTPD). Please request transcripts at least 2-4 weeks before the application deadline to ensure that your application file is complete by the application deadline!
A nonrefundable application fee of $50.00 (US dollars) is required as part of the admissions process. Checks or money orders should be made out to the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences..
The interview process is designed to assess the applicant's knowledge of the profession, communication and ability to perform in a positive, professional manner when working with others. To be considered for admission, applicants must participate in the interview process. The DDP office will contact applicants to schedule an appointment to complete the interview, which will be conducted via telephone.