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Graduation requirements

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

Law Review

The Law 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 convocation ceremony for CU Pharmacy graduates and their families follows in the Library Commons. 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.

Applying for the NAPLEX

New Application Process Launching April 2, 2018

Beginning April 2, 2018, NABP is launching an upgraded online system that provides an improved, streamlined application process. Following is important information regarding the system change. Details on the new processes will be provided prior to implementation.

  • The registration process for the NAPLEX and MPJE has changed to a two-step process – (1) apply for examination and (2) register for the examination. Candidates are encouraged to register after April 2, 2018, when the new system is launched.
  • Candidates who cannot wait until after April 2, 2018, to take the NAPLEX or MPJE should be aware of the following dates:

o    March 20, 2018, at 5 PM Central Time – Candidates must register for the exam, be granted eligibility, receive their ATT, schedule, and take the exam by this date. All jurisdiction changes and applicable score transfers also must be completed on this date. Candidates will not receive refunds for missed appointments or resitting fees.

o    March 20, 2018, at 5 PM Central Time, to April 2, 2018, at 12 PM Central Time – NAPLEX and MPJE registrations will be closed. No exams will be scheduled at Pearson VUE during this time.

  • Candidates who register and/or receive an ATT before March 20, but are unable to take the exam, will have their registration rolled over into the new system. Those candidates may schedule their exam with Pearson VUE after April 2.
  • Students who will not complete graduation requirements until after April 2, 2018, should wait to register for their examinations so that they register through the new process.
  • Candidates who choose Colorado, Maine, Oregon, and/or Utah as their primary state of eligibility are encouraged to wait until after April 2 to apply for the NAPLEX and/or MPJE when the process moves online and paper forms are eliminated.

Preparing to Register and Sit for the NAPLEX

Before you get started, download the NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin. It contains everything you need to know about the exam, such as:

  • The registration process
  • Testing appointment instructions
  • What you’ll see on the exams
  • How to get your score report

Be sure to download the Registration Bulletin only from this website to get the most accurate, updated information about the NAPLEX. NABP is aware of some websites that are posting fake, outdated, or incorrect registration bulletins.

Register for the NAPLEX

Ready to register for the test? Start out by logging into your NABP e-Profile to register online for the examination. The board of pharmacy in the state for which you are seeking licensure will then determine your eligibility to take the NAPLEX based upon the information you provided in your record. Check with your board of pharmacy to make sure you meet their requirements. If you plan to seek licensure in multiple states, don’t forget to utilize the Score Transfer option.

When you log into your e-Profile, be sure to check that the name in your e-Profile matches the printed name on both the primary and secondary forms of ID that you will bring to the test center to ensure that you are not turned away on the day of the test. See the Important Test Day Information section below or the NAPLEX/MPJE Registration Bulletin for more information.

Military Discount

NABP offers one-time discounts for military members and their spouses. Active military members, reserves, and veterans will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee, and their spouses will be reimbursed for 50% of the fee. Reimbursement of examination registration fees apply to a single attempt on the NAPLEX. Fees for repeat attempts will not be reimbursed. To learn more, contact Customer Service.

Colorado, Maine, Oregon, and/or Utah Candidates for Licensure

NABP confirms eligibility to test for candidates who select Colorado, Maine, Oregon, and/or Utah as their primary state of eligibility. A NAPLEX/MPJE Eligibility Request form must be completed and returned to NABP.

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.

Diploma

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


Career Information

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