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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Submit NAPLEX/MPJE Eligibility Request Form
NABP confirms eligibility to sit for the NAPLEX and MPJE for candidates who choose Colorado, Maine and/or Utah as their primary state of eligibility. To complete the process, candidates must download and submit a completed eligibility form, available on the NABP website at https://nabp.pharmacy/programs/naplex/
For all other states, please check that state's website to determine what information is necessary to confirm graduation from CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy.
There is a one-time $85 processing fee per jurisdiction. This fee covers both the NAPLEX and MPJE. If an individual's score is transferring to Colorado, Maine, Oregon, and/or Utah and is only taking the MPJE, the fee is also $85. Candidates must submit an official transcript to NABP from the pharmacy school from which they graduated. (Candidates applying for licensure in Oregon must also submit an official transcript to the Oregon Board.) The transcript must be in a sealed envelope bearing the school's stamp/seal on the envelope flap. Candidates may request their school send the transcript electronically to Transcripts@nabp.pharmacy Candidates will receive confirmation of their eligibility in the form of an Authorization to Test (ATT) received via mail. Completed Request for ADA Testing Accommodations form (if applicable) should also be included (see pages 8-9 for instructions).
Candidates who need to register to retake the NAPLEX or MPJE and have previously submitted the Eligibility Request Form for that jurisdiction do not need to submit another eligibility request form. Instead, after registering for additional examination(s), candidates should email NABP at ExamEligibility@nabp.pharmacy with the following information: name and date of birth, eProfile ID number, the examination(s) registered for, and that eligibility confirmation for the additional examination(s) is needed.
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.
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