Accepted Students

New Student Checklist for

JCLS MS Programs

Welcome to the Jefferson Community

After you confirm your enrollment, there are additional requirements to complete before the start of the term.

Most departments at Jefferson, including Financial Aid, will communicate with you via your Jefferson email address. Check your email on a regular basis or set up mail forwarding at

All students admitted to Thomas Jefferson University are required to complete and submit pre-matriculation health requirements no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class. Jefferson Occupational Health Network (OHN) oversees the Medical Records process. Please visit their website for instructions

MS students will fill out the Category C Form

If you are a current Jefferson Employee, you must visit UHS and update your records.

Due Date:  4 weeks before classes start

  • All matriculated students must maintain health insurance (Dental insurance is optional).
  • Incoming students will receive an email indicating when they can either waive or sign up for health insurance. We expect this email to be sent out by mid-July.
  • Learn more about health and dental insurance.
  • For additional questions, contact Mary Hom at or (215) 503-0151

Due Date:  4 weeks after acceptance

It’s important all students review and update their HOME and LOCAL ADDRESSES, as well as EMERGENCY CONTACT information on a regular basis.

To do so, log on to Banner Web and click on the "Personal Information" link.

Due Date:  4 weeks after acceptance

Students should contact their academic advisor/program director for registration information

  • For information on how to register online, download pdf.
  • If you have additional questions, contact the College of Life Sciences at (215) 503-4400

Register for the 2019 JCLS New Student Orientation Here!

Attendance is mandatory, so don’t forget to register

  • Orientation for JCLS  programs will be Monday, August 26th
  • View Orientation FAQ's here. (Please note that some of this information pertains to programs in other Jefferson colleges)

At the completion of all outstanding coursework, have an official, final transcript mailed to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions 
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

International students should contact the Office of International Affairs for assistance regarding visa/immigration requirements: