Regis University School of Pharmacy
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Melissa Ruggiero 
      • Senior Admissions Counselor 
      • Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Office of Admissions  
      • 3333 Regis Boulevard, A-12 
      • Denver 
      • Colorado 
      • 80221  
      • Phone (Work): 303-458-4341 
      • Email: 

    • Website:


  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019:  March 1, 2019

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: Pharm.D./Health Services Administration (HSA)
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: 
      • Details:  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Regis University's mission is to educate men and women to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. We seek to provide value-centered education, as well as to strengthen commitment to community service. We encourage the development of the skills and leadership abilities necessary for distinguished professional work and contributions to the improvement and transformation of society. We examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?"?

    The Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum at Regis University uniquely combines a highly integrated course curriculum with Team-Based Learning (TBL) in a Jesuit learning environment. The curricular content integrates biological, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences so that basic biological and pharmaceutical concepts are discussed in the context of disease management. Simultaneous to on-campus curricular content, students will take part in an experiential component where they will work directly with patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Presenting the course curriculum in this manner encourages students to learn course concepts, and better understand how biological, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences fit together.

    Located in northwest Denver, Colorado, Regis University is uniquely situated to offer students activities outside of the classroom. Our beautiful campus is within 15 minutes of the breathtaking Rocky Mountain foothills and bustling downtown Denver. Regis offers students the personal attention of a small, private university and the cultural and recreational possibilities of one of the most exciting cities in the world. With over 300 days of sunshine, Colorado is a great place to live.

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 200
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 150
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 75
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:  75 (75 seats total, no preference given to in-state applicants)
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 75 (75 seats total, no preference given to out-of-state applicants)
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: N/A
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Science/Math GPA: 2.0
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 40%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 60%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.00
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 20-50
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 6.5:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 72  108 
      English Composition 1  
      Public Speaking / Speech Communications  
      Religious Studies - waived with Bachelor's Degree 
      Social Science Electives - Psychology and Sociology recommended  13 
      Microbiology with Lab  
      General Chemistry 1 with Lab  
      General Chemistry 2 with Lab  
      Organic Chemistry 1 with Lab  
      Organic Chemistry 2 with Lab  
      Human Anatomy with Lab  
      Human Physiology with Lab  
      Calculus I 
      General Biology 1 with lab 
      General Biology 2 with lab 
      General Electives - Philosophy is recommended  10 
    • Additional Information: 

      All science courses MUST contain a laboratory component. Human Anatomy with lab and Human Physiology with lab can be taken as both individual courses or as both combined courses, but NOT one combined and one stand-alone (i.e. Human Anatomy w/ lab and Human A&P II w/ lab will not fulfill). Four-credit Chemistry with Lab or Organic Chemistry with Lab courses will fulfill the prerequisite. Prerequisite coursework must total 72 semester hours unless applicant has Bachelor's Degree. Those with a Bachelor's Degree will not need to complete Religious Studies and will only need a total semester hour count of 69 credits. All prerequisites will need to be completed by the start of the program. If you would like to know which of your coursework fulfills our prerequisites, please email unofficial copies of all your transcripts to and we will prepare an unofficial evaluation.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: January 2015
      • Details: 

        Regis University's School of Pharmacy requires official PCAT scores completed within the past three years. We recommend completing the PCAT in July, September or October. The final PCAT test date accepted will be January 2019.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:    

        • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
        • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.

        Learn more at

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

      Once admitted, incoming students must provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations and CPR certification prior to matriculation.

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
    • Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
    • Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations:  03/1/2019 Received by deadline
    • Details: 

      Submit a course by course evaluation of foreign educational credentials from one of the agencies approved by Regis University. Approved agencies can be found at

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: One (1)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      The letter of reference (LOR) needs to come from any of the following academic or professional references: professor, TA, academic advisor, supervisor, co-worker or pharmacist.  Any reference marking themselves as a friend, family, clergy or other personal reference will not be considered.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Clergy
      • Family Member
      • Friend
      • Politician
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
      • Details: Committee letters are conditionally accepted. It is highly recommended that the applicant submitting a committee letter also request a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, co-worker or pharmacist.
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • Interview Dates:
      • October through April 
    • Details: 

      The interview day involves Multiple Mini Interviews, a written exercise, lunch with faculty and current students, a tour of campus and Pharmacy labs, and a Team-Based Learning exercise. For more information about the interview process, please visit

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance emails are sent one week following the interview day. Acceptance letters and prerequisite evaluations are postmarked two weeks after interview date.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? The response and deposit are due two weeks from the date of the acceptance email.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due:  Two weeks from date of acceptance email
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • 8/21/19-8/23/19 
      • Details: Upon submission of their enrollment deposit, admitted students will receive additional details about new student orientation.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: 8/26/2019
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: Admissions decisions are extended for Fall 2019 only. Admitted students who choose not to begin in Fall 2019 are encouraged to reapply during future application cycles.