High-quality education, sought-after graduates, unique hands-on experiences — there’s something for everyone at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Here’s what you need to know about getting started at Jefferson College.

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All students must have completed the following eight units with a grade of “C” or better. (A unit is defined as one year of high school study or one semester of college-level coursework.)

  • English - 4 units
  • Math - 2 units including Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 (or geometry)
  • Biology - 1 unit (may substitute college-level anatomy & physiology)
  • Chemistry - 1 unit (may substitute college-level anatomy & physiology)

Recent high school graduates (within the past three years) should provide SAT or ACT scores (SAT Code 5099, ACT Code 4367).¨

Prior Learning Assessment: Have you been in the workforce in your chosen field? Have extensive real-world experience? If so you might qualify for Prior Learning Assessment credits. Find out.


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Important Dates
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Our programs are in demand and fill up quickly. Here are the important dates you don’t want to miss.

Early Action

Application Deadline: November 15
Notification Date: no later than December 31

Note: Applicants who do not receive an offer of admission through EA will automatically be considered in the regular decision pool and will receive counseling regarding how to improve their chances for admission in the Regular Decision pool. Jefferson College of Health Sciences Early Action is NON-BINDING

Regular Decision

Application Deadline: February 1
Notification Date: no later than March 1

Rolling Admission

Applications will be received on a rolling basis after February 1.
Notifications will be made no later than March 1.

Decisions will be made on a space-available basis. If an applicant’s desired program is full, we will work with the applicant to determine if we can create a path into their preferred program, but we cannot ensure all programs will have space available for a given year.

Deposit Deadline: May 1 (or earlier)

Because many of the programs offered by Jefferson College have firm capacity constraints imposed by accreditation agencies, admitted applicants are encouraged to submit reservations deposits as early as possible to secure a place in their preferred program.

Deposits are refundable until May 1. Past May 1 deposit refunds are not available.

Important: Some select programs have additional or varying deadline dates, please see your program’s specific page for more information about deadlines.

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Transfer & International Students
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Transfer students must have:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Completion of at least one semester of college coursework
  • Academic coursework that includes: English, Algebra, Biology and Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology

Applications for transfer students should include:

  • An online application
  • High school transcripts (If you hold a Bachelor’s degree, high school transcripts are not required.)
  • College transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Any additional program-specific requirements

A transfer student will receive credit for those courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university that are comparable to Jefferson College of Health Sciences courses and in which at least a “C” grade was earned. The Registrar’s Office evaluates each transcript on an individual basis, and prospective students will receive a “Transfer Credit Evaluation” from the Office of Admissions. The Registrar determines transfer courses that meet the College’s general education requirements. The director of the program to which the applicant applies will evaluate program-specific coursework.

International students

Jefferson College of Health Sciences welcomes international applications and is authorized by federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. All international students need a Form I-20 in order to obtain an F-1 student visa to study in the United States. Jefferson College of Health Sciences provides assistance in this process. International students are responsible for maintaining legal status while living in the United States.

Applications for international students should include:

  • USD $250 application fee.
  • The Jefferson College of Health Sciences application.
  • Official Transcripts – Secondary school transcripts must be mailed by the school official and must display the secondary school’s official stamp or seal. College transcripts must be mailed to Jefferson College of Health Sciences by the college official and must display the college’s official stamp or seal. Foreign Transcripts must be evaluated and/or translated by a credential evaluation service specializing in international course-by-course evaluations or AACRAO (The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers). This evaluation service must be a member of NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). A list of NACES evaluators is available on their website, www.NACES.org.
  • English proficiency demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL Score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (web-based).
  • Documentation that all financial responsibilities will be met.
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Schedule a visit!
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Want to take a look around? The best way to experience Jefferson College of Health Sciences is to visit our campus in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. During your visit, you will be able to tour our innovative clinical, classroom and laboratory learning spaces on campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, and our residence halls at The Patrick Henry. These tours are given by a current Jefferson College student! In addition, you will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid Office, as well as faculty members from your program of choice.

When: Tours begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the visit typically runs until 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Your visit will last approximately 90 minutes.

Sign up for a tour time to get a preferred time.