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Graduating Students


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

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 NABP is aware of some websites that are posting fake, outdated, or incorrect registration bulletins.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-ti​me 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.

If you are seeking licensure in Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Rhode Island, and/or Utah

NABP confirms eligibility to sit for the NAPLEX and MPJE for candidates seeking licensure in the above listed states. If you are seeking licensure for any of these jurisdictions, including via score transfers, you will need to pay an additional non-refundable processing fee of $85. This fee covers both the NAPLEX and MPJE and is valid for a one-year period starting with the date of the initial application.

If you have not passed your exam within that one-year period, you will forfeit the processing fee and will be required to submit a new processing fee if you wish to still take the exam(s).

If you are a new graduate seeking initial licensure in one of the above listed states, you must have an official transcript sent directly from your pharmacy school to NABP before beginning the NAPLEX/MPJE application process. Candidates applying for licensure in Oregon must also submit an official transcript to the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy.

Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope bearing the school’s stamp/seal on the envelope flap. Candidates may request that their school send transcripts electronically to transcripts@nabp.pharmacy​.

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

Pharmacy Career Network​​