Accepted Students

Requirements for Accepted Students College of Life Sciences: MS Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling Candidates

Welcome to the Jefferson Community

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

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.

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

The program has partnered with CastleBranch to assist you in completing background checks and required clearances requirements. You can begin the process by clicking here and following the instructions provided.

Once on the site, click on 'Place Order' and Package Code: 

  1. TQ27=In State Package   or  TQ27b=Out of State Package (outside of PA)
  2. TQ27dt: Drug Test

Because of the time needed to complete these requirements, we ask that you begin as soon as possible.

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

Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling students will fill out the Category B Form

If you are a current Jefferson Employee, you must visit OHN 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/early August.
  • Learn more about health and dental insurance.
  • For additional questions, contact Mary Hom at or (215) 503-0151

Students will receive registration information from their academic advisor/program director prior to orientation

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: