Students can graduate in May, August and December. The formal graduation ceremony is held in late May at the Anschutz Medical Campus each year. Students who graduated the previous December, August or will be eligible for the current May graduation can participate in the May graduation ceremony.
In the spring semester, the DDP Office will email to all eligible students instructions on how to plan for the graduation ceremonies. Additionally, students can download a copy of the current graduation ceremony instructions, which are updated annually.
All students must submit a diploma application through UCDenver Access. The deadline to submit the diploma application is located below in the semester specific graduation deadline tabs.
Students who have an unpaid balance on their account or who have not submitted their diploma application by the deadline will not receive a diploma.
Graduation Requirements and Deadlines
A 2.0 cumulative, professional grade point average (GPA) is the minimum GPA required of all graduating Doctor of Pharmacy students. Students must also receive a passing grade for all required and elective advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), which includes both rotations and credit-by-challenge submissions.
All coursework, didactic and experiential, must be completed within six contiguous calendar years. Any exception to this requires approval from the program director and the DDP Committee.
In addition, students who miss the deadlines identified below may not graduate by their anticipated graduation date.