1) The PCAT is not required.
2) Qualified applicants will have the option to complete a Virtual Interview, and if eligible, receive an offer of admission. Virtual Interviews begin in August.
3) Once we are able to offer campus visit dates, a partial travel reimbursement will be available for eligible candidates.
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Contact Information

1) The PCAT is not required.
2) Qualified applicants will have the option to complete a Virtual Interview, and if eligible, receive an offer of admission. Virtual Interviews begin in August.
3) Once we are able to offer campus visit dates, a partial travel reimbursement will be available for eligible candidates.
12850 E. Montview Blvd., C238
Aurora
Colorado
80045
United States
Colorado
  • Name: Brianna Maestas
    Title: Admissions Coordinator
    Office: Office of Student Services
    Phone (Work): (303) 724-2882
    Email: SOP.OSSAPPS@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU
  • Name: Wayne McCarron
    Title: Admissions Manager
    Office: Office of Student Services
Yes

Program Application Deadline

January 4, 2022
November 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

141
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

- Ranked in the top 15% of pharmacy schools in the country
- 93% of 2020 graduates from our program who took the NAPLEX for the first time passed, (National pass rate was 87%)
- #11 in the nation for NIH and total funding
- 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:

- 90% of the Class of 2020 were employed in a full-time or part-time pharmacy position, or in a residency or fellowship program within one year after graduation

Residency Rate:

- Graduates from the class of 2020 applying and participating in the PGY1 2020 Residency Match, matched at a 73% success rate for combined Phase I and Phase II. (National match rate was 67%)
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
72
42
108
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biochemistry Biochemistry (No lab required) 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1 with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 2 with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry 2 with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 with Lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology (no lab required) 2 3
Anatomy Human Anatomy (or Anatomy and Physiology I) 3 4
Physiology Human Physiology (or Anatomy and Physiology II) 3 4
Physiology Physiology lab (or Anatomy and Physiology lab II) 1 1.5
Math Calculus 3 4
Physics Physics I (algebra or calculus based; no lab required) 3 4
Economics Economics (Macroeconomics or Microeconomics) 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 & 2 6 8
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking (in-person only, online public speaking not accepted) 3 4
Humanities Humanities / Social Science 9 12
General Elective(s) General Education 9 12
Prior to fall 2022
  • 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 2020-21 academic year 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 2020-21 academic year 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: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: CONDITIONALLY 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 (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
Recommended but not required
No
Recommended but not required
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, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
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
Yes
U.S. Pharmacy School Graduates , Canadian Pharmacy School Graduates, Foreign Pharmacy School Graduates
We are proud to offer two flexible, accredited ACPE Post-B.S. PharmD Programs: the North American Trained PharmD program and the International Trained PharmD program. While both programs graduate students with the same degree, each program has certain applicant and curriculum requirements. Contact pharmacy.online@cuanschutz.edu with questions. All ITPD and NTPD applicants must apply directly to the institution and not through PharmCAS: https://pharmacy.cuanschutz.edu/academics/online-programs/
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer
Yes
Applicants that are invited to interview will have the option to complete a virtual interview and be 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 confirmation deposit is required.
  • Aug 15, 2022
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes