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University of Colorado Denver


PharmD Resources

Graduating Students

Graduation requirements

The minimum professional GPA required of all pharmacy students for graduation is 2.0 (C) based upon all didactic course work in the program. A passing grade is required for all advanced pharmacy practice experiences in the P4 year.

NAPLEX/Law Review

Review courses are typically held in May. Information will be distributed to graduating students once it is available.

Graduation Ceremony Information

The commencement ceremony that includes all schools is held in the quadrangle at the Anschutz Medical campus. A separate, smaller ceremony for SOP graduates and their families follows nearby. Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for the Friday preceding Memorial Day weekend each year. Typically, a commencement banquet is held for graduates and guests on the Thursday evening preceding Memorial Day weekend each year. Information regarding cap and gown rentals, ordering of announcements, and schedules will be distributed during the spring as the graduation date approaches.

Graduation Verification Letter

The letter verifying your completion of the PharmD degree program and 1680 hours of advanced pharmacy practice hours which the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy required for license will be distributed on the day of graduation. Please contact the Office of Student Services at if you have any questions.

Licensure and Testing

Information regarding licensure and testing can be found at the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy  site. If you are applying for licensure in another state, you will need to check that specific state's board of pharmacy website for their requirements.


Graduating students must apply for their diploma by December of their P4 year. Information will be e-mailed directly to you.

Career Information

Pharmacy Career Network