Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

New Student Checklist:
Doctor of Pharmacy

Welcome to the Jefferson Community

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

Complete Prerequisite Agreement

Due Date: Before First Day of Classes

Students who received a prerequisite agreement in their acceptance letter must complete this requirement. If an agreement form was not included in the acceptance letter, this requirement is waived.

  • Submission of your enrollment deposit confirms you have read and understand your prerequisite agreement.
  • Complete all of the prerequisite credits/requirements prior to enrollment.

Update Your Contact Information

Due Date: August 1

Per University policy, ALL students must update their HOME and LOCAL ADDRESSES, as well as EMERGENCY CONTACT information every semester for which they are registered.

To do so, log on to Banner Web and click on the "Personal Information" link.

Check Your Jefferson Email

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 jeffmail.jefferson.edu.

Submit Medical Records

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.

SUBMIT A PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE

Start Date: May 1
Due Date: J
uly 1

This requirement has a 1 year expiration and MUST be valid through May 2019. Therefore this requirement should not be started prior to May 1. 

Click here to access the Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance online application. Complete only the Child Abuse Clearance, not the PA State Police Criminal Record Check.

Completion of this requirement occurs when the report indicates “No Record Exists" and an official document is received by Thomas Jefferson University. When you receive the report, forward the PDF to TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu.

Students are encouraged to retain the original copy of the certificate in a location they may readily access. Experiential training sites frequently ask for this verification when starting a rotation.  

SUBMIT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Start Date: January 1
Due Date:
July 1

This requirement has a 1 year expiration and MUST be valid through 2019. Therefore this requirement should not be started prior to January 1. 

  • Criminal Background checks for Jefferson College of Pharmacy are completed via Certiphi.  You will receive an email from Certiphi with the appropriate link to complete the Criminal Background Check after your initial offer of acceptance from Jefferson College of Pharmacy.
  • Once completed, Certiphi will notify Jefferson College of Pharmacy with the results of your Criminal Background Check.
  • Students should save a copy of the report as a PDF and retain in a readily accessible location.  Experiential sites may request review of the report when starting a rotation.

SUBMIT PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE

Start Date: July 1
Due Date:
August 1

PAY TUITION & FEES

Learn more about tuition and fees at jefferson.edu/tuition.

SUBMIT HIPAA & SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Start Date: June 1
Due Date:
July 1

ATTEND ORIENTATION

You’ll receive an Orientation packet approximately one month prior to your scheduled date.

Attendance is mandatory.

ATTEND WELCOME DAY

Welcome Day is where you learn the policies, procedures, and standards of Jefferson College of Pharmacy program and is a required component to starting your education at Jefferson. 

The event requires full attendance and will take place on our Center City Campus.

SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

Due Date: Spring course transcripts are due June 1. Summer course transcripts are due no later than 3 weeks after course completion.

At the completion of all outstanding prerequisites, have an official transcript mailed to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions 
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107