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Matriculation Requirements for Off-site Students

It is very important that you complete these requirements by the specified deadline. Failure to do so can result in cancellation of your class registrations (and therefore your ability to attend class) and loss of your ability to access the Banner Web Student System and on-line Pulse course information.

Requirements Date Due

1. Log on to Jefferson’s Blackboard Learn intranet to obtain your Campus Key and Jefferson email address.

  • Blackboard Learn is the official University web portal. It provides access to JeffMail (your email account), Banner (student records, course registration, grades), Courses, and JEFFLINE (the library.)
  • The campus key is your personal identifier that allows access to information resources on campus.  To access your campus key go to Click on “Campus Key Lookup” under “Support Links” on the left side of the Blackboard Learn homepage.

NOTE:  When corresponding with Jefferson, it is University policy that you must use your Jefferson email account. However, your JeffMail account can be set up to forward to another email account by clicking “Options” in the upper right corner of the screen. Select “See all options” and “mail options” on the left side of the screen.  Then in the middle of the page “to learn how to forward your e-mail to another mailbox using Inbox rules, click here.”

For assistance, email or call 215-503-7600.

Within one month of acceptance.

2. Complete the required Blackboard Learn Foundations Training

The Blackboard Learn Foundations Training is a self-paced introduction to Blackboard Learn, our online course management system.  It utilizes learning modules and a “knowledge check” and takes about 2-3 hours to complete.

  • Log into Blackboard Learn and go to the Community tab
  • Select the JSPH Student Community
  • Go to the left-hand menu item: Training
  • Review the Foundations Training – Blackboard Learn material
  • Go to the Certification Test (Knowledge Checks and Practice Exercises folder)
  • Complete the Certification Test with a 90% or higher
  • Complete the Practice Exercise

For assistance contact Jennifer Ravelli.

As soon as you receive this letter.

3. Update your permanent mailing address if it is different from what was indicated on your application.
  • Use the Permanent Mailing online form to update your mailing address
  • If you move while you are enrolled in a Jefferson program, please be sure to update your mailing address.

As soon as you receive this letter.

4. Accept the offer of admission

  • Go to 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 “Student” link.
  • Select “Admissions Information” link.
  • Select the “Pay Accept Deposit” link.
  • Pay the $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit
  • If you are a Jefferson employee, please contact April Smith to acknowledge your acceptance.

If you will be declining the offer, please contact April Smith and indicate the reason for the decline.

Within one month of offer.

5. Complete prerequisite test modules

  • Depending on what you checked off on the Prerequisite Worksheet that you submitted with your application, you may need to pass a prerequisite test in medical terminology or statistics before you can register for classes.
  • If you are required to complete either of these prerequisites, you will be contacted via email by April Smith with additional details.

You will not be able to register for classes until this is completed.

Prior to registration.

6. Complete the quiz for Federally Mandated HIPAA Training

The HIPAA Training requirement must be completed by the first day of class. You must successfully complete the presentations and quiz.  A hold will remain on your account until this requirement has been completed.  Holds for this requirement are MANUALLY removed by the Office of Student Life within two weeks of completion.

 Follow these instructions to complete the requirement.

These presentations are made available in June for fall start and December for spring start.

 Enroll in the Organization

  1. Open a new web browser window and access Blackboard Learn at
  2. Enter your username (campus key) and password in the appropriate boxes. NOTE: If you do not know your campus key, you should select “Campus Key Lookup” from the Support Links on the left.
  3. Once you are logged in, select the “Community” tab at the top of the page.
  4. In the Organization Search box on the top left of the screen, type “Jefferson Schools HIPAA and Safety Training” and click Go.
  5. In the results section,
    1. Put your mouse over the Jefferson Schools HIPAA and Safety Training organization and a downward arrow will appear.
    2. Click on the arrow and then click on the link to “Enroll”
    3.  Then click “Submit” and then “OK”.  You should now be able to see the organization.

These presentations are made available in June for fall start and December for spring start.

View Presentations and Take Quiz

  1. Select “Presentations” from the menu on the left.
  2. Within the section titled “HIPAA Training Presentation” click on the link to “VIEW Presentation” and watch the presentation in its entirety. After you have finished viewing the presentation, you must take the quiz
  3. From the menu on the left, select “Quizzes”, then click on the link for “HIPAA Training Quiz."
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the quiz and then view your results.
  5. You must obtain a score of at least 80 out of 100 points in order to satisfy this matriculation requirement. If your score is less than 80 points, you should watch the presentation again and re-take the quiz.
  6. Once completed, you may log out of Pulse. You do NOT need to notify the Office of Student Life that you have completed the requirement. Your scores will be automatically sent to their office.
  7. The Office of Student Life will review your scores and record them if you have satisfactorily completed this requirement.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Student Life at or 215-503-8189.

Prior to registration.

7. Register online for classes.  Remember, you will not be able to register for classes unless you have completed the prerequisite take-home tests (if applicable) and the HIPPA training!

  • Log into Pulse
  • Click on Banner tab at top of page
  • Click on Banner Tutorial
  • Click on Banner Web Demo for Students
  • Click on Student Services and Financial aid
  • Click on Registration

Online registration is available approximately 8 weeks prior to the start of each term.

For assistance please contact the University Office of the Registrar via email

During online registration period.


University Offices


If you have any questions about completing these requirements, please call the JSPH Admissions Coordinator at (215) 503-5305.

Special Learning Accommodations

If you require special learning accommodations, please contact the JSPH Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at, or (215) 503-8468, as early as possible, but before the first day of class.