Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Learn about the BSN 3+2 Partnership Program

How to Apply

Discover more about Jefferson’s BSN program. Take the next step towards earning a degree by learning about program options, required coursework and how to apply.

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Application Requirements

It is important that you carefully read all directions listed below to ensure that your application for admission to Thomas Jefferson University is submitted successfully.

High School Transcripts

Preferred academic credentials for the 3+2 nursing option include a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission.

Submit official transcripts to Saint Joseph’s University per their application instructions.

Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended to TJAPP:

P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

Transcripts originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by World Education Service, Educational Credential Evaluators, or an approved credential evaluation service.

SAT or ACT Scores

Preferred academic credentials for the 3+2 nursing option include either a 1180 SAT (minimum 500 on Math section) or 24 ACT (minimum 18 on Math section). Students must have a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA. Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission.


Submit an application to Saint Joseph's University per their requirements. Please refer and submit by their deadline requirement.


Submit an application to Thomas Jefferson University through TJAPP.

Recommendation Letters

Recommendations (evaluations) are completed electronically in the TJAPP system. You will list your recommenders’ names and email addresses, and they will be emailed instructions for completing your recommendation in the TJAPP system. Two recommendations are required and should come from professors, managers/supervisors, volunteer coordinators, etcRecommendations from colleagues, classmates and/or family members will not be accepted.

English Language Proficiency

TOEFL or IELTS for non-US Citizens

TOEFL Requirements

Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to:

Thomas Jefferson University
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2999

Personal Statement/Essay

Submit a personal statement/essay describing your motivation or desire to become a nurse to TJAPP via the Questions tab in the Program Materials section.

Performance Requirements/Technical Standards

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program and apply to classroom, laboratory and clinical/fieldwork environments. Students are allowed reasonable accommodation.

Technical Standards for Jefferson College of Nursing

Drug, Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances

All students who are offered admission are required to have a criminal background check and child abuse clearance. In addition, PA students who are offered admission are required to be fingerprinted and undergo a drug test. Some clinical sites may require health professions and pharmacy students to be fingerprinted and/or undergo a drug test. The Office of Admissions will provide you with the appropriate information to complete these requirements, as needed.

Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the Program.

Regardless of whether or not a student graduates from Thomas Jefferson University, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies.

Contact Us

Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions