Undergraduate Admissions

Apply for Admission

Apply as a First-Year Student

Our admissions team is here to support you throughout the application process. Learn about your next steps below—including how to apply, our standardized test policy and application deadlines.

Start Your Application

To get started, submit an application on MyJefferson or Common Application along with a fee of $50.

  • Transcripts: Applicants must submit official high school transcripts. Official transcripts may be submitted electronically, sent to enroll@jefferson.edu by your school counselor or sent by postal mail.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Submit one letter of reference that provides insight into your academic competence. A reference from a teacher or counselor is encouraged. You will be prompted to provide recommender information when submitting your application for admission.
  • Personal Essay: Submit a writing sample to share more information about yourself. Some programs require applicants to address a specific topic so please review the instructions when submitting your application.
  • Portfolio (Optional): Students applying to a Jefferson design program are encouraged, but not required, to submit a portfolio of their creative works.
  • Healthcare Experience (Optional): Students applying to an Accelerated Dual Degree program in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Physician Assistant Studies are encouraged, but not required, to submit a summary of any health-related activities, community service, shadowing or internship hours that you have achieved. Please review the instructions when prompted within the application.

Students who have taken coursework outside of the United States should submit a course-by-course academic credential evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member credentialing organization. Applicants who do not have a NACES evaluation are required to submit official transcripts, along with an official English translation, to Jefferson for review. Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to outsource student academic credentials to our NACES member partner for evaluation.

In addition to the required application materials listed above, please note that all international applicants must provide one of the following marks of English proficiency:

  • Minimum TOEFL scores: 80 IBT (no sub-score below 20); test must have been taken within last two years
  • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5 (no sub-score below 6); test must have been taken within last two years
  • Duolingo Exam score: 105
  • Pearson PTE Academic Exam score: 53
  • Official SAT (minimum EBRW 500) or ACT (minimum English 19) Exam Results
  • Bridge Pathways at Jefferson Certificate: completion of level 5
  • ELS 112 Certificate of Completion
  • Completion of English Composition I & English Composition II at a college or university in the United States with a “C” or better
  • Citizenship from a country (PDF) where English is an official language

After submitting your application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your supporting application materials through your MyJefferson portal account. If you prefer, you may also mail your materials to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Application Document Processing
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You will receive a MyJefferson identification number via email once you submit your application for admission. Be sure to include your name and MyJefferson ID on all documents that you mail to Jefferson. 

You can check the status of your application at any time on the MyJefferson portal.

Thomas Jefferson University has eliminated the standardized test requirement for programs where it was previously required. Applicants may still submit a test score, but the absence of one will not disadvantage the applicant in the admission process. Jefferson is committed to a holistic review of an applicant’s file. Admission is based on evidence that the applicant can benefit from a Jefferson education and contribute to the campus community. The Admissions Committee will contact applicants directly if additional information is required to make an informed decision.

Application Deadlines

Submit all required admissions documents by the deadline to receive priority admission consideration. All supporting materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered complete and eligible for review.

  • Early Action: November 1
  • Regular Decision: March 1
  • The Accelerated Dual-Degree Health Sciences, BS/Physician Assistant, MS (3+2) program has a unique application deadline of December 15.

Application Status

    We'll be in touch throughout the process with updates regarding your application status. Be sure to add Jefferson.edu as a trusted contact in your email client to ensure that you receive communications from us.

    You can check the status of your application at any time on the MyJefferson portal.