Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4)


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Type

  • On Campus

Applying to the P4 Program

Note: This is a "career changer program" intended for students who have a limited science background. If you have completed more than half of the prerequisite coursework for medical school, or if you have taken the MCAT, you are not eligible for this program.

Application Options

For the 2020 application cycle, Thomas Jefferson University is providing two application options for our candidates:

  1. TJAPP
    If you are interested in applying only to Jefferson's Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4), you can apply directly through our TJAPP application here.
  2. PostBacCAS
    If you will be applying to Jefferson and other Postbac programs that are utilizing the PostBacCAS application, please apply through PostBacCAS here.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college/university 
  • Recommended Cumulative and Science GPA of 3.2 
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Strong interest in the healthcare field, demonstrated by work and volunteer experiences


Applying through TJAPP (to Jefferson only)

MAY 15 - P4 1-Year
- P4 2-Year

Applying through PostBacCAS

MAY 15 - P4 1-Year
- P4 2-Year

Application Instructions


The application fee is $60.00 and needs to be submitted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) upon submission of the application. The fee is non-refundable.


The processing fees shall be $130 for the first program and $45 for each additional program. 

P4 is listed under Certificate on the Thomas Jefferson University TJAPP application:

  • Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4) - 1 Year
  • Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4) - 2 Year
If you are unsure which program to choose (1 or 2 year) please pick your first choice and this will be discussed during the interview process. If you choose and submit both options you will be charged for a second application.

Please respond to the PostBacCAS personal statementPlease respond to the PostBacCAS personal statement


Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. This includes any study-abroad programs or transfer credit not reflected on undergraduate transcripts with full course titles and final grades.

If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services.

All transcripts/evaluations should be sent to TJAPP at the following address with the Transcript Matching Form:

TJAPP Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

For information on sending official, electronic transcripts, please click here.


Your registrar should mail your paper transcripts to the following address:

PostBacCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9209
Watertown, MA 02471

For information on sending official, electronic transcripts, please click here.

The P4 requires one letter of recommendation (academic preferred).  

Standardized tests are no longer a required piece of the application. Applicants may choose to submit standardized test scores to provide additional evidence of their fitness for the program. 

Due to the correlation between performance on the SAT and performance on other standardized tests (MCAT, DAT),  the program may request these scores as a way to assist and advise during the program, but they are not required to complete your application.

If requesting standardized tests to be sent to JCLS please use the following codes:

SAT: CEEB School Code   7923
GRE: Institution Code   2999
ACT: School Code   3668

A Resume/CV can be uploaded to the Program Materials section of the application under Documents.

Application Timeline

Once an application is complete, applicants can expect to hear back from the Office of Admissions within 2 weeks.

A final decision will be communicated to all applicants within 2 weeks following the interview.

Please contact us with any questions:

Office of Admissions

Note: Under no circumstances can any application materials submitted to the Office of Admission be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another college, university or third party. All records submitted in support of an application for admission become property of Thomas Jefferson University.