Apply as a First-Year Student

Admissions Requirements


How to Apply

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

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.

Supporting Materials

Transcripts: Submit official high school transcripts. Official transcripts should be sent electronically to or mailed to the address above.

Letter of Recommendation: Submit one letter of reference that provides insight into your academic competence. Reference from a teacher or counselor is encouraged. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.

Personal Essay: Submit a writing sample to share more information about you. Please review the instructions when submitting your application since some programs require applicants to address a specific topic.

Test Optional Policy

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, and 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.

Additional Requirements for International Coursework

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.

International Applicants

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 where English is an official language.

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.


Contact us for more information about how to apply for admission and your application status.

Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 215-951-2800