Bachelor of Science in Nursing
This is a PACE application, and can only be used for students currently enrolled in their senior year of high school.
Note: We communicate with applicants via email, so please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from Jefferson.edu.
Application Deadline: June 15
To be considered complete and eligible for review, a TJAPP must be complete with required letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement and all applicable documents (test scores, etc.) submitted in the directed manner and received by our office by the Program deadline date.
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 (provided space is still available). Decisions include: Offer of Admission, Denied Admission, Hold for Grades and Waitlist.
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Prerequisites must be completed by the time the student enters Thomas Jefferson University.
Questions about Prerequisites can be directed to:
1-877-JEFF-247 or 215-503-8890
The minimum requirement is a cumulative science and cumulative overall high school GPA of at least 3.0. Meeting the minimum cumulative GPA does not guarantee admission.
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: P.A.C.E. Prelicensure BSN- Fall 2020- For high school students
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. TJAPP will not issue a refund of the application fee(s) for unprocessed applications.
Submit official High School transcripts and if applicable, any post-secondary transcripts directly 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.
Submit SAT or ACT scores directly to:
Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions
130 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
College Board code = 2903
ACT code = 3725
SAT/ACT scores are also accepted when printed on the high school transcript.
MATH: Minimum of 500
Minimum Overall: 1080
Minimum of 21
MATH: Minimum 19
Submit a personal statement/essay describing your motivation or desire to become a nurse to TJAPP via the Questions tab in the Program Materials section.
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 teachers/guidance counselors, 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.