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Requirements for Students Accepted to
Jefferson School of Pharmacy

Congratulations on your acceptance to Jefferson School of Pharmacy!

Before you start your classes, please review the requirements and information listed below. If you have any questions about completing these requirements, please call the Admissions Office at (215) 503-8890.

Please use this form as a checklist to keep track of your requirements as you complete them.

Please note that if you do not meet each requirement by the specified deadline, then you are subject to cancellation of your registration, loss of access to the Banner Web Student System and on-line Pulse course information, inability to begin and/or remain in class, and/or inability to begin clinicals.

Requirements Date Due

1. Log on to Jefferson email and the Pulse Portal intranet

Pulse is the official University web portal, providing access to JeffMail, Banner and JEFFLINE (the library). For a tutorial on using Pulse, go here.

  • The campus key is your personal identifier that allows access to information resources on campus. To access your Campus Key go to: http://pulse.jefferson.edu/
    (Click on the “Campus Key Lookup” under “Links” on the left hand side of the Pulse homepage.)
  • JeffMail is the university’s official correspondence method and is the only formal method of electronic communications between TJU and students, faculty and staff. Please check your JeffMail e-mail account at least once per day. Learn more about JeffMail here.
  • Read the enclosed Jeff IT letter to incoming students for technical information you need to know.

Within one month of acceptance


 

2. Accept the offer of admission

  • Go to http://pulse.jefferson.edu/ after you have accessed your Campus Key and password (as outlined above) and log onto Pulse.
  • Click on the "Banner" tab in the upper left corner of the page.
  • Choose "Banner Web Login" and access with Campus Key and password.
  • Select the "Student" link.
  • Select the "Admissions Information" link.
  • Select the "Pay Accept Deposit" link.
  • Pay the $1000 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Within two weeks of acceptance


 

3. Complete the Prerequisite Credit Agreement Form, if applicable

  • Complete and sign the form, then scan and email it to the address provided at the bottom of your form.
  • The form can also be faxed to 215-503-7241.
  • Complete all of the prerequisite credits prior to enrollment.

Within one month of acceptance


 

4. Update your permanent mailing address

  • It is important that all students review and update their HOME and LOCAL ADDRESSES, and EMERGENCY CONTACT information on a regular basis!

    Log on to Banner Web click on the Personal Information link, and proceed from there.

Within one month of acceptance


 

5. Attend Orientation

  • You will receive an Orientation packet in the mail approximately one month prior to your scheduled Orientation date.
  • Attendance is mandatory, so don't forget to register!
  • View Orientation dates here.

Per the assigned date


 

6. Attend Welcome Day

This program is coordinated through the individual academic areas.

  • Participation in Welcome Day is a required component to starting your education at Jefferson. 

Before first day of Fall semester


 

7. Submit Student Medical Records to University Health Services

All matriculating Pharmacy students must complete and submit the pre-matriculation health requirements no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class. 

  • CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: no access to Blackboard/Banner on the first day of class.
  • Forms may be found at the University Health Services (UHS) website www.jeffersonhospital.org/uhs  on the Student Services tab and must be completed by the student’s physician.
  • Pharmacy Students are in Tier I and must follow the requirements listed for this tier.
  • The completed forms are submitted electronically to American DataBank, a company contracted by University Health Services, to gather and store the student pre-matriculation records.
  • Students enroll with American DataBank for a $30 annual subscription fee and upload the completed health records into the American DataBank Complio System at https://jefferson.complio.com. The required health forms may also be accessed through this website.
  • American DataBank and University Health Services will review the forms and communicate with the students via the email selected by the student when opening the ADB account.  All Jefferson students are expected to use their Jefferson email account when enrolling in ADB.
  • Students will see communications from the staff regarding outstanding requirements or insufficient requirements.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the forms have been reviewed and approved.
  • The forms have been accepted and are considered complete if the ADB Complio System reads “School Approved”.
  • Begin this process early since it may take up to 8 weeks to complete.
  • Questions may be addressed by phone to UHS at (215) 955-6835 or by email to JeffUHS@jeffersonhospital.org.
  • If you are a current JEFFERSON EMPLOYEE, you must visit UHS and update your records.

 

One month before first day of class


 

8. Complete a Child Abuse Clearance

Begin this process as soon as possible, but no earlier than January 1.

  • The Child Abuse Clearance must be completed and received by TJU no later than August 1 for the fall term.
  • It may take up to EIGHT WEEKS for this process to be completed.
  • Log on to the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare website to download a form. Complete only the Child Abuse Clearance not the PA State Police Criminal Record Check.
  • When you receive the report, return the original to:
    Office of Admissions
    130 South Ninth Street, Suite 100
    Philadelphia, PA  19107

One month before the first day of class


 

9. Complete a Criminal Background Check

Begin this process as soon as possible, but no earlier than January 1.

  • The Criminal Background Check must be completed by the first day of class.
  • Do not mail the original criminal background check to TJU. Keep it for your records.
  • Certiphi will send an electronic notification to TJU that the check has been completed.
  • The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) recommends that all US pharmacy schools procure a national background check on you upon your initial, conditional acceptance to pharmacy school. The rationale for performing criminal background checks on accepted pharmacy school applicants is based on a number of issues, including 1) the need to enhance the safety and well-being of patients and, in so doing, to bolster the public's continuing trust in the pharmacy profession, and 2) to ascertain the ability of accepted applicants to complete their pharmacy education and eventually become licensed pharmacists.

    In support of this recommendation, AACP has initiated a PharmCAS-facilitated national background check service, through which Certiphi Screening, Inc. (a Vertical Screen® Company) will procure a national background report on applicants at the point of acceptance. AACP has initiated this new service in order to recognize the desire of pharmacy schools to procure appropriate national criminal history reports, and to prevent applicants from paying additional fees at each pharmacy school to which they are accepted.

    Jefferson School of Pharmacy is a participating school. Complete information regarding the criminal background process can be found at https://portal.pharmcas.org/pharmcasHelpPages/instructions-and-faq/admissions-information/centralized-criminal-background-check-service/index.html

First day of class


 

10. Complete the health insurance requirement

First day of class


 

11. Pay your tuition and fees

Follow this link for information about tuition.

First day of class

 

12. View and complete a quiz for the Federally Mandated HIPAA & Safety Training Presentations

  • Follow this link to take an online test.
  • THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE STARTING IN JUNE for all students who will begin in Fall. For all other students, the presentation will be made available approximately one month prior to your start date.

First day of class

 

 


 

13. Submit Final Transcripts to the Office of Admissions

Have an official final transcript sent to:
Office of Admissions
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Last Day of Drop/Add


 

** Please note that if you do not meet each requirement by the specified deadline, then you are subject to cancellation of your registration, loss of access to the Banner Web Student System and on-line Pulse course information, inability to begin and/or remain in class, and/or inability to begin clinicals.

Links/Info

University Offices

Jefferson Schools Admissions If you have any questions about completing these requirements, please call the Admissions Office at (215) 503-8890.


Financial Aid Complete financial aid paperwork. Information is available at www.jefferson.edu
/financialaid
or (215) 955-2867.


Housing Complete housing forms. Information is available at www.jefferson.edu
/housing/
or (215) 955-8913.


International Students Please contact Eugenia Kim, International Student and Scholar Advisor, at eugenia.kim
@jefferson.edu or at (215) 503-4023.

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