1) CU offers a remote PharmD option to eligible candidates for Fall 2023
2) The PCAT is not required.
3) Qualified applicants will have the option to complete a Virtual Interview, and if eligible, receive an offer of admission. Virtual Interviews begin in August.
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Contact Information

1) CU offers a remote PharmD option to eligible candidates for Fall 2023
2) The PCAT is not required.
3) Qualified applicants will have the option to complete a Virtual Interview, and if eligible, receive an offer of admission. Virtual Interviews begin in August.
12850 E. Montview Blvd.
Aurora
Colorado
80045
United States
Colorado
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
Final materials (Evaluations, Documents, etc.) must be received by June 30th, 2023 to be considered for review.
November 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

104
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
Yes
Students enrolling into the PharmD program without a bachelor's degree can earn a bachelors of science in Medical Sciences degree after completion of their P1 year.
Yes

Program Description

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – more than 100 years of experience
https://pharmacy.cuanschutz.edu/about-us

- Ranked in the top 15% of pharmacy schools in the country
- CU Pharmacy is ranked in the top 10 percent of all US schools of pharmacy for both NIH and total funding.
- 93% of 2020 graduates from our program who took the NAPLEX for the first time passed, (National pass rate was 87%)
- Located 15 minutes east of downtown Denver in Aurora, CO
- 15+ Student Organizations

Anschutz Medical Campus

- A world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare
- 3 of the top hospitals in the nation: University of Colorado, Children’s, and the RMR VA Medical Center
- The state-of-the-art facility is located on a 227-acre campus
- $500 million in research grants

Student Outcomes

Employment Rate:

- 95% of the Class of 2021 were employed in a full-time or part-time pharmacy positions, or in a residency, fellowship, or advanced education program within one year after graduation.

Residency Rate:

- Graduates from the class of 2022 applying and participating in the PGY1 2021 Residency Match, matched at a 77% success rate for combined Phase I and Phase II.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
The average GPA of our admitted students is typically around 3.4.
47
33
68
48
https://pharmacy.cuanschutz.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions-information#coursework

On a case-by-case basis, other relevant coursework may be considered for any prerequisite course requirement. If you are unsure whether your coursework fulfills a prerequisite, please contact the Outreach and Engagement Team to request a review of your transcripts or schedule a pre-advising appointment: PharmD@CUAnschutz.edu
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biochemistry Biochemistry (No lab required) 3 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology I 3 12
Biology/Biological Science Biology I Lab 1
Biology/Biological Science Biology II 3 12
Chemistry General Chemistry I 3 12
Biology/Biological Science Biology II Lab 1
Chemistry General Chemistry II 3
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I 3 12
Chemistry General Chemistry I Lab 1
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II 3
Microbiology Microbiology (no lab required) 2 3
Chemistry General Chemistry II Lab 1
Physiology Human Physiology (or Anatomy and Physiology II) 3 5
Physiology Physiology Lab (or Anatomy and Physiology lab II) 1
Math Calculus 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 3 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Humanities Humanities / Social Science 8 12
Prior to the first day of classes for Fall 2023 (First week of August).
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy will accept online prerequisite coursework.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
The University of Colorado will also accept prerequisite coursework with a Pass grade taken in the 2020-22 academic years only (fall, spring, summer).
CU Pre-Pharmacy Course List: https://pharmacy.cuanschutz.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions-information#coursework

All courses may be taken online.

AP/IB coursework will be accepted if itemized on verified PharmCAS transcripts, otherwise official scores must sent directly to CU Pharmacy.

All prerequisites must be completed at an accredited institution with grades of C or better. A Prerequisite Waiver is available and requires course information/description/syllabus/documentation and will be required for each course submitted for review. This form is also available for calculus or science prerequisites that are greater than 10 years old.

If you are offered admission to CU Pharmacy, you are responsible for successfully completing prerequisites by the spring. A Summer Extension Waiver is available for a minimal amount of credits and requires prior approval.

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy will accept online prerequisite coursework.

The University of Colorado will also accept prerequisite coursework with a Pass grade taken in the 2020-22 academic years only (fall, spring, summer).
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
The PCAT is not required. If the PCAT is submitted, it will be considered supplementary information only.
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Accepted
No
Accepted
No
Two (2) recommendation forms are required as part of the PharmCAS application. Letters submitted in lieu of completing the form will not be accepted. The applicant should seek recommendations attesting to his/her academic performance (academic recommendation) or on the applicant's professional skills and potential for success in a rigorous professional degree program (professional recommendation).
Yes

Residency

No
No
In-State Tuition after 1-year

Did you know, out-of-state students are eligible to apply for in-state tuition after one year in Colorado? In addition, there are multiple scholarship opportunities available as an incoming and current student that can lower the cost of attendance.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
CU Pharmacy only accepts evaluations from WES.
No
The University of Colorado requires the TOEFL unless one of our alternative English Language Proficiency standards has been met: https://pharmacy.cuanschutz.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions-information#international
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
Applicants that are invited to interview will have the option to complete either an in-person or virtual interview and become eligible for an offer of admission. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend an onsite interview day (pending availability) that also includes an overview of the program by the Dean of Students, lunch, and tour with student ambassadors, and presentations from faculty and the Office of Experiential Programs.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $400 total deposit is required: $200 to hold any offer of admission, and $200 to confirm attendance after March 1st. Deposits are non-refundable.
2023-08-11
https://pharmacy.cuanschutz.edu/academics/pharmd/admissions-information#acceptance

Please see website for details.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes