Thomas Jefferson University

Frequently Asked Questions

The "Name Change Form" can be found here.

Please Note: Name changes to student records will only be made in the following cases with proper legal documentation ordering or verifying the change (e.g., marriage certificate, final divorce decree):

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Legal name change (e.g., adoption, court order)

In the event that a name change request is due to a clerical error, a driver’s license or similar government-issued identification is required.

To change your Social Security number in the University’s administrative systems, a request must be made in person at the appropriate office.

Students—please bring your Social Security card to the Office of the Registrar at the Curtis Building, Suite 115. Further assistance will be provided there.

Student-Employees—if your social security number is incorrect in the University personnel system, you must present your Social Security card that reflects your correct Social Security number to the Department of Human Resources at 833 Chestnut Street. Further assistance will be provided there.

Please Note: We advise that you check with other administrative offices (e.g., Financial Aid Office) to ensure this correction is reflected in documents you previously submitted to those departments.

If you are a former student or alumni who used Banner Web while attending Thomas Jefferson University as a student, you will maintain the ability to access your records online through Banner Web forever by logging into banner.jefferson.edu.”

Thomas Jefferson University utilizes the services of the National Student Clearinghouse to verify student enrollment. If a student wishes to have a letter written verifying their enrollment, our office will be able to process this request. The student would need to fill out an Enrollment Certification Request form.

The Office of the Registrar also processes loan deferment forms for students who are currently attending classes. Deferment forms may be available from the lender's website. 

Please Note: Enrollment Certification letters and loan deferment forms will not be processed for a term prior to the start date of that term.

Graduate-Level Students:

  • 9.0 or more credits = Full-time
  • 5.0 to 8.5 credits = Half-time
  • Up to 4.5 credits = Less than Half-time

Undergraduate-Level Students:

  • 12.0 or more credits = Full-time
  • 6.0 to 11.5 credits = Half-time
  • Up to 5.5 credits = Less than Half-time

Center City Colleges (except SKMC)—you will need to obtain approval from your department for dropping or adding a course. Please fill out a Schedule Change Form.

Unofficial Transcripts—as a student or alumni, you are able to print out an unofficial transcript from Banner. Unofficial transcripts can also be requested in the Office of the Registrar with a valid photo ID.

Official Transcripts—can be purchased online or requested in person at the Office of the Registrar.

  • Online: $5/transcript for current students; $10/transcript for alumni and former students
  • In-Person: $20/transcript for students, alumni, and former students

Center City Colleges (except SKMC)—please complete the Change of Status Form.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College—please contact the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Office of Student Affairs to discuss changing your enrollment status.