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Apply as a Transfer Student
Our admissions team is here to support you throughout the transfer process. Learn more about the next steps in the application process—including how to apply, supporting materials and application deadlines.
Some programs at Jefferson have specific application and prerequisite requirements. Learn more about the application process on the program websites below for the following academic offerings:
The instructions below are for our undergraduate programs in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion & textiles, health, science and social science:
How to Apply
Transcripts: Official transcripts should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the address below.
High School Transcripts: Submit an official high school transcript if you’ve completed fewer than 30 college credits.
SAT/ACT Exam Results: Students who have completed fewer than 30 college credits and have not yet completed a college level math course, are required to submit SAT/ACT scores.
Letter of Recommendation: Submit one letter of reference that provides insight into your academic competence. A reference from a university or college professor or counselor is encouraged. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.
Personal Essay: Submit a writing sample to share more information about yourself, your education journey and/or why you are interested in joining the Jefferson community. Some programs require applicants to address a specific topic, so please review the instructions when submitting your application.
Portfolio: Students applying to Architecture or Fashion Design must submit a portfolio.
After submitting the application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your supporting application materials listed below through your online MyJefferson account. If you prefer, you may also mail your materials to:
Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate 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 through your MyJefferson account.
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
All supporting materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered complete and eligible for review.
Spring Priority Application Deadline: December 1
Fall Priority Application Deadline: June 1