Students will have assignments throughout their didactic coursework, which may require them to interact with patients. As such, newly admitted and reinstated students will submit their immunization and certification requirements by the deadlines as outlined below. Students who do not meet this deadline will have an administrative hold placed on their account.

  • ITPD Students - Students will complete all the requirements before starting their Live Summer Session I.
  • NTPD Students - Students admitted for the fall and spring semesters will have six weeks from the start of the semester to submit their requirements.

Most rotation sites now require the DDP Office to verify students have completed all their immunization and certification requirements several months prior to the start of a rotation and these requirements must remain up-to-date throughout the rotation. Therefore, students will update their requirements by the following deadlines:

  • October 1 - For students beginning rotations in the spring semester
  • March 1 - For students beginning rotations in the summer semester
  • July 1 - For students beginning rotations in the fall semester

Graduation Ceremony

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.

Diploma Application

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.​

  • Before December 1 – Students should contact the DDP Office to have their transcript reviewed and confirm their graduation eligibility
  • First Day of Spring Semester – All credit-by-challenges must be received by the DDP Office in their final format
  • February 3 – Diploma application due
  • March 1 – Students admitted in summer 2014 semester to present: All Drug Information Portfolio and Professional Skills Portfolio materials need to be submitted in E-Value for final review
  • May 1 - All renewal courses, rotations and credit-by-challenge reviews must be completed. Proof of completion for an American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certification training program must be submitted to the DDP Office. Students should review the Immunization Training policy for specific training requirements.
  • Late May – Graduation ceremonies are held at the Anschutz Medical Campus, typically during Memorial Day weekend. All students who are graduating are invited to attend the graduation ceremonies
  • Early June – Degrees will be posted on the transcript for eligible students by early June

August Graduation Deadlines

  • Before April 1 – Students should contact the DDP Office to have their transcript reviewed and confirm their graduation eligibility.
  • First Day of Summer Semester – All credit-by-challenges must be received by the DDP Office in their final format.
  • July 1 - Students admitted in summer 2014 semester to present: All Drug Information Portfolio and Professional Skills Portfolio materials need to be submitted in E-Value for final review.
  • June 10Diploma application due.
  • August ​3 – All renewal courses, rotations and credit-by-challenge reviews must be completed. Proof of completion for an American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certification training program must be submitted to the DDP Office. Students should review the Immunization Training policy for specific training requirements.
  • Early September – Degrees will be posted on the transcript for eligible students by early September.
  • Late May – All students who graduate in August may attend the graduation ceremonies held on the Anschutz Medical Campus the following May. The graduation ceremonies are typically held during Memorial Day weekend.
  • Before July 1 – Students should contact the DDP Office to have their transcript reviewed and confirm their graduation eligibility.
  • First Day of Fall Semester – All credit-by-challenges must be received by the DDP Office in their final format.
  • September 10Diploma application due.
  • October 1 - Students admitted in summer 2014 semester to present: All Drug Information Portfolio and Professional Skills Portfolio materials need to be submitted in E-Value for final review.​
  • November 30& - All renewal​ courses, rotations and credit-by-challenge reviews must be completed. Proof of completion for an American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certification training program must be submitted to the DDP Office. Students should review the Immunization Training policy for specific training requirements.
  • Early January – Degrees will be posted on the transcript for eligible students by early January.
  • Late May – All students who graduate in December may attend the graduation ceremonies held on the Anschutz Medical Campus the following May. The graduation ceremonies are typically held during Memorial Day weekend.