Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Professional & Continuing Studies

Applying

Note: Registering for an individual course is different and requires a separate process.

We offer a wide selection of courses in health careers for working adults which are open to everyone in the community. Before enrolling, schedule an academic advising appointment to determine the best program for you and develop a plan for achieving your goals. Call 215-503-8414 or e-mail DPCS@jefferson.edu to schedule an appointment and have any former transcripts evaluated.

Before you apply to one of our programs, please complete an inquiry form at http://explore.jefferson.edu

We communicate with applicants via email, so please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from Jefferson.edu.

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Financing Options

For All Jeff-At-Night Students

Students who are enrolled in a degree program and take six or more credits each semester may be eligible for federal and state grant and loan programs.

University Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone: 215-503-2867

For Jefferson Employees

Jefferson Hospital/University and Methodist Hospital: Full-time, non-bargaining employees are eligible for tuition assistance after the 60 days of benefit eligible service prior to the start of the course(s). Contact Jefferson’s Human Resources Office for details at HRTuition@Jefferson.edu.

For Jefferson Health System Member Institutions Employees

Full- and part-time employees of Jefferson Health System member institutions (Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Main Line Health) can take Jeff-at-Night courses in accordance with the tuition reimbursement or benefit policies of their employing institution. Contact your employer’s human resources office for details.

For Senior Citizens

Space permitting, senior citizens may audit Jeff-at-Night courses for $50 per course. Auditors are responsible for all course expenses such as laboratory or technology fees, books and supplies.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline for Fall: July 15
Application Deadline for Spring: November 15
Application Deadline for Summer: March 15

To be considered complete and eligible for review, a Thomas Jefferson University application must be completed online by the deadline date. Required letters of recommendation, transcripts, and all applicable documents (test scores, etc.) must be submitted in the directed manner. All documents must be postmarked by the deadline date to be eligible for review.

Decisions are granted on a rolling basis throughout the cycle until the class is filled. We may contact academically eligible applicants via e-mail to schedule an interview (over Skype or in person). Decisions include: Offer of Admission, Conditional Admission, Denied Admission, Hold for Grades and Waitlist.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites must be completed by the time the student enters Thomas Jefferson University. You do not need to have your prerequisites completed before you apply, but the majority should be completed before an admissions decision can be made. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP.

Questions about prerequisites can be directed to:
215-503-8414 or DPCS@jefferson.edu

Health Services Management (BS-HSM)

  • Pre-application advising session through the Department of Professional and Continuing Studies
  • 15-60 transferable college credits (grade of C or higher) with approximate GPA of 3.0

Health Professions Management (BS-HPM)

  • Pre-application advising session through the Department of Professional and Continuing Studies
  • Proof of current healthcare license or credentials
  • At least 9 college credits with minimum GPA of 2.75

Health Services Management Information Systems (BS-HSMIS)

  • Pre-application advising session through the Department of Professional and Continuing Studies
  • 15-60 transferable college credits (grade of C or higher) with approximate GPA of 3.0

Application Requirements

Online Application

Submit an application to TJAPP:

Choose your preferred program from one of the following designations:
Health Services Management
Health Professions Management
Health Services Management Information Systems

Application Fee

Submit the $25 application fee with your online application.

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended to TJAPP:

TJAPP Transcript Verification Department
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

Transcripts originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by World Education Service or a comparable credential evaluation service.

Recommendation Letters

Recommendations (evaluations) are completed electronically in the TJAPP system. You will list your recommenders’ names and email addresses, and they will be emailed instructions for completing your recommendation in the TJAPP system. Two recommendations are required and should come from professors, managers/supervisors, volunteer coordinators, etc. Recommendations from colleagues, classmates and/or family members will not be accepted.

International Students

Please see our additional information for applying as an International Student.

English Language Proficiency

TOEFL Requirements

Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to: 

Thomas Jefferson University
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903

Drug, Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances

All students who are offered admission are required to have a criminal background check and child abuse clearance. In addition, PA students who are offered admission are required to be fingerprinted and undergo a drug test. Some internship/practicum sites may require health professions students to be fingerprinted and/or undergo a drug test. The Office of Admissions will provide you with the appropriate information to complete these requirements, as needed.

Internship and practicum sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the internship or practicum experience because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Internship or practicum sites may also deny participation in these experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in internship or practicum is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by an internship or practicum site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the Program.

Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Thomas Jefferson University, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies.

Contacts

Department of Professional and Continuing Studies Program-Specific Questions:

DPCS@jefferson.edu or 215-503-8414


Medical Coding & Data Quality Program Questions:

Christine Staropoli, MS, RHIA, CCS
Director, Medical Coding & Data Quality

Phone: 215-503-4250
Fax: 215-503-0564
E-mail: Christine.Staropoli@jefferson.edu


All Other Program Questions:

Nicole Cobb-Moore
Director, Undergraduate Programs
Academic Advisor

Phone: 215-503-1868
Fax: 
215-503-0564
E-mail: Nicole.Cobb-Moore@jefferson.edu


General Admissions Questions:

Phone (toll-free): 1-877-JEFF-247 (1-877-533-3247)
Phone: 215-503-8890
E-mail: TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu