Admissions Guidelines

If you've graduated from high school, earned a GED, or are eligible to take the GED, you'll be admitted to Jefferson Community and Technical College. To enroll, you'll first need to submit an application for admission prior to the beginning of the term in which you want to enroll. If you meet the appropriate academic requirements and technical standards, you'll be considered equally for admission to the college or to any program regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability.

First-Time Freshmen: 

Students who have never taken college courses or who took college classes only while in high school.  The following documents are required for First-Time Freshman:

  • High school transcript with graduation date (contact your high school) or GED test results.
  • Placement test scores from an approved assessment, such as the COMPASS test or ACT/SAT.
  • Students who have taken the ACT/SAT may be exempt from placement testing at JCTC if they meet certain score requirements.

Transfer Students: 

Students who have attended a post-secondary institution regardless of whether or not any credit was earned. The following documents are required for Transfer Students:

  • Official transcript(s) sent from all previously attended colleges to the Admissions office.
  • If college level math and English courses have not been completed, placement test scores from an approved assessment, such as COMPASS test or ACT/SAT.

Visiting Students: 

Students who are planning to attend the college for one semester only and then return to the home institution. The following documents are required for Visiting Students:

  • A letter of good standing from the home institution indicating the student is eligible to return to that institution. (Sometimes called a “Visiting Student Letter.”)
  • An unofficial transcript from the home institution may be required at the point of registration for proof of pre-requisite completion.

Returning Students

Students who were Jefferson students but left for a semester or more. The following documents are required for Returning Students:
     - Official transcript(s) sent from all previously attended colleges to the Admissions office.  *Students that have ONLY attended KCTCS institution(s) do not need to send their transcripts to the Admissions office.

International Student Admission: 

International students are those who will be attending Jefferson with an F-1 student visa. Students from outside the U.S. who will not be studying with an F-1 visa should follow the admissions guidelines from the above category that best describes them. International students should go to the International Student Services page for more information on the admissions requirements. 

Admission to Selective Admission Programs:

Admission into allied health programs at the college is based on selective admission criteria specific to each program.  If you're interested in the admission criteria for these programs, you should contact a career counselor in the Advising Center.  If you're interested in the admission criteria for these programs, you should contact a career counselor in the Advising Center.  Some general education requirements must be completed prior to admission into the programs.  Additional general education courses may be taken prior to admission into the programs or after enrollment in the programs.  All applicants meeting the appropriate academic requirements and technical standards shall be considered equally for admission to the college or to any program regardless of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability

You can contact the admissions office by phone at 502-213-4000 or by email at jefferson-admissions@kctcs.edu