The application for May 2017 will be open after August 1, 2016. Please check back then for the application link and complete instructions.
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Students may apply with prerequisite courses in progress, although the Admissions Committee prefers to see the majority of prerequisite courses completed at the time of review, including at least 3 of the 5 science prerequisites.
Applications will be accepted online via the TJAPP system. To be considered complete and eligible for review, your application must be complete with required transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statements, test scores (if applicable) and all supporting documents submitted in the directed manner and received by our office by the application deadline. See Application Requirements section below for further details on the materials required to complete your application.
Provide a valid email address when applying as all application status updates, requests for more information, and admission decisions will be communicated via email. Check your email regularly including spam/junk folders, and adjust your email settings to allow for email from Jefferson.edu. Academically eligible applicants will be invited to complete an interview. Decisions may include offered admission, denied admission, hold for grades, waitlist.
Prerequisites must be completed by the time the student enrolls at 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.
Questions about Prerequisites can be directed to:
1-877-JEFF-247 or 215-503-8890
Degree & GPA
A conferred bachelor’s degree is required before the program begins (but may be in progress at the time of application). Undergraduate GPA and science GPA of at least 3.0 are strongly recommended but do not guarantee admission.
Courses & Credits
65 credits from specific course areas. All science courses must be completed within 10 years of enrollment at Thomas Jefferson University. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-” or below will not be eligible for transfer.
Acceptable elective courses are theory-based, not performance-based, coursework. For example, we will accept Introduction to Music but not Piano, and we will accept Introduction to Art but not Painting. We will not accept coursework that is remedial or review in nature, Physical Education or Technical courses. Coursework may include Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Foreign Languages, Science, Math, Business and History.
Course acceptance subject to Academic Counselor approval.
|COURSE SUBJECT||SEMESTER CREDITS|
|Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab *
|Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab *||4|
|Chemistry 1 w/Lab
|Chemistry II or Biochemistry w/Lab **||4|
|Microbiology w/Lab ***||4|
* 8 credits of A&P I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.
** 4 credits of General Chemistry II or Biochemistry accepted.
*** 4 credits of Microbiology Lecture and Lab required.
Performance Requirements/Technical Standards
Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program and apply to classroom, laboratory and clinical/fieldwork environments. Students are allowed reasonable accommodation.
It is extremely important that you carefully read all directions listed below to ensure successful submission of your application materials.
Submit an application to TJAPP.
Choose the designation: FACT - 1 year (Center City May 2017)
You can only apply for one program and one entry term. If you submit an application for more than one program or more than one entry term, only the first one will be processed by Jefferson. TJAPP will not issue a refund of the application fee(s) for unprocessed applications.
Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended as instructed in TJAPP.
Transcripts originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by World Education Service, Educational Credential Evaluators, or a comparable credential evaluation service.
Submit a personal statement/essay describing your motivation or desire to become a nurse to TJAPP.
Submit two recommendations to TJAPP. Request recommendations from professors, managers/supervisors, volunteer coordinators, etc. Recommendations from colleagues, classmates and/or family members will not be accepted.
Please see our additional information for applying as an International Student.
English Language Proficiency
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 clinical sites may require health professions and pharmacy 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.
Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical 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.
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 1-877-JEFF-247 (877-533-3247)
Sign up for an on-campus event in order to:
- Discuss prerequisite course requirements
- Review curriculum
- Take a campus tour
- Review application requirements