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I've Applied. What's Next?

Have you already applied to Jefferson and need to know your next steps?  Select your admit type below to get started!

First Time Students (Freshmen)

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (Optional): 

You must apply as EARLY as possible in order for your aid application to be processed on time.  You should try to have your financial aid file completed 8 weeks before the semester begins.  The process for all financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships) begins when you complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid". You will need the school code:  006961. If you have already completed a financial aid application for the current year, you will need to add JCTC’s school code to the application.

TAKE THE PLACEMENT TEST:

New students are required to take our free placement test in English, Reading, and Math.* Your scores on the placement test will help your advisor know which classes you need.  It is important to take the COMPASS exam seriously to ensure proper class placement.  It is best to take the placement test on the campus you plan to attend. To schedule an appointment, go to Register for Placement Test.

There is no charge for this test. 

For information about the placement test and practice questions, visit the Assessment Center’s homepage.

*Students who have taken the ACT/SAT may be exempt from placement testing at JCTC if they meet certain score requirements. The Assessment Coordinator will be able to determine that for you.

ATTEND SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration):

All first-time college students must attend one SOAR session AFTER taking the placement test.  Your SOAR session will be scheduled by the Assessment Coordinator immediately following the placement test. If your ACT/SAT scores exempt you from the placement test, you may visit the orientation homepage for information about scheduling a session. 

It is best to attend a SOAR session on the campus you plan to attend:

At SOAR, you will participate in a new student orientation, meet with an advisor, and register for classes.  You must have a photo ID with you to attend SOAR. If you have taken the ACT/SAT, bring your scores with you. Remember, you must take the placement test PRIOR to attending SOAR.

PAY FOR YOUR CLASSES BY THE DEADLINE:

You may pay by cash, credit card, payment plan, or financial aid.   in person or online by the deadline to avoid late charges or other penalties. You can view payment information including deadlines on the Bursar’s Office homepage.

Other Information:

For assistance, please call 855-246-5282 (855-2GO-JCTC) or visit our Student Service Center online. You may also download a checklist for First time students.

KCTCS E-mail access:

A student gets email access 24-48 hours (2 business days; weekends and holidays are excluded) AFTER enrolling in a regular college credit class.  Before that they have access to student self-service (aka PeopleSoft or PS).

Non-Degree Students (not pursuing a specific degree or program)

Register for classes:

Students are strongly advised to meet with an advisor to register for classes. Students must bring college transcripts and/or test scores as documentation of completed prerequisite courses.

Schedule an appointment by contacting the Advising Office on your campus

  • Bullitt County Campus:
    • Phone: 502-213-7901
  • Carrollton Campus:
    • Phone: 502-732-4846
  • Downtown Campus:
    • Jefferson Educational Center, room 606 
  • Shelby County Campus:
    • Phone: 502-633-5524
  • Southwest Campus:
    • Phone: 502-213-7377
  • Technical Campus:

Pay Tuition by Deadline:

You must pay tuition by the deadline, which is a few days before classes begin each semester. You must pay in full or make arrangements to pay by the deadline. Failure to pay by the deadline can result in being dropped from class

KCTCS E-mail access:

A student gets email access 24-48 hours (2 business days; weekends and holidays are excluded) AFTER enrolling in a regular college credit class. Before that they have access to student self-service (aka PeopleSoft or PS).

Returning Students (returning to JCTC)

Apply for Financial Aid (Optional):

You must apply as EARLY as possible in order for your aid application to be processed on time.  The process for all financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships) begins when you complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”. You will need the school code:  006961. If you have already completed a financial aid application for the current year, you will need to add JCTC’s school code to it. 

Meet with an advisor to register for classes:

Bring unofficial or advising copies of previous college transcripts (except for KCTCS colleges), so your advisor can see what classes you have completed.

You can check the registration calendar for in-person registration and advising dates

  • Bullitt County Campus:
    • Phone: 502-213-7901
  • Carrollton Campus:
    • Phone: 502-732-4846
  • Downtown Campus:
    • Jefferson Educational Center, room 606 
  • Shelby County Campus:
    • Room 104
    • Phone: 502-633-5524, 502-213-3600, or 502-213-3614
  • Southwest Campus:
    • Phone: 502-213-7377
  • Technical Campus:

Pay for your classes by the deadline:

Pay by cash, credit card, payment plan, or financial aid.  Pay in person or online by the deadline to avoid late fees or other penalties. You can view payment information including deadlines on the Bursar’s Office homepage.

For assistance, please call 855-246-5282 (855-2GO-JCTC) or visit our Student Service Center online.

Download the checklist for Returning students

Transfer Students (transferring to JCTC)

Apply for Financial Aid (Optional):

You must apply as EARLY as possible in order for your aid application to be processed on time.  The process for all financial aid (grants, loans, and scholarships) begins when you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You will need the school code:  006961. If you have already completed a financial aid application for the current year, you will need to add JCTC’s school code to it. 

Turn in all official, final transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities.

If you are hand delivering a student issued official transcript, the transcript must be delivered in a sealed envelope from the sending school.  If you have any questions, please contact the JCTC Admissions Office

**Beginning in Summer 2015, Jefferson will no longer allow transfer students to be conditionally admitted during their first semester.  Students must turn in all final transcripts before registration will be permitted.

Transcripts can be mailed to JCTC, Attn: Admissions, 109 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Your Admission file is considered incomplete until all official, final transcripts have been received. You will receive an email when your Admission file is completed.  This email will also explain your registration options.

The placement test MAY BE required unless you:

  • submit official transcripts showing you have successfully completed college level English and math classes from a regionally accredited college or university OR
  • have sufficient ACT scores. More information is available on the Assessment Center’s homepage.

Register for classes:

Registration is available through your student self-service, via email, or in-person.  You can check the registration calendar for in-person registration and advising dates. We strongly recommend meeting with an advisor but this is not required.  To make an appointment with an advisor, contact the Advising Center at JF-Advising-Center@kctcs.edu 

Pay for your classes by the deadline:

You may pay by cash, credit card, payment plan, or financial aid in person or online by the deadline to avoid late fees or other penalties. You can view payment information including deadlines on the Bursar’s Office homepage.

Other Information:

For assistance, please call 855-246-5282 (855-2GO-JCTC) or visit our Student Service Center online. You may also download the checklist for Transfer.

KCTCS E-mail access:

A student gets email access 24-48 hours (2 business days; weekends and holidays are excluded) AFTER enrolling in a regular college credit class.  Before that they have access to student self-service (aka PeopleSoft or PS).

Visiting Students

Submit a Visiting Student Letter

Students must arrange to have a visiting student letter sent to Jefferson from their home colleges or universities. The visiting letter must be received by the Admissions office before the student will be allowed to register. Send your letters to: 

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Admissions
109 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Register for classes:

Students may register in person or online after the application and visiting student letter has been received and processed by the Admissions Office. In person registration dates are listed on our registration calendar.  Students should be prepared to provide unofficial college transcripts and/or test scores as documentation of completing prerequisite courses.

Pay for your classes by the deadline:

Pay by cash, credit card, payment plan, or financial aid.  Pay in person or online by the deadline to avoid late fees or other penalties. You can view payment information including deadlines on the Bursar’s Office homepage.

Other Information

For assistance, please call 855-246-5282 (855-2GO-JCTC) or visit our Student Service Center online. You may also download the checklist for Visiting students

KCTCS E-mail access:

A student gets email access 24-48 hours (2 business days; weekends and holidays are excluded) AFTER enrolling in a regular college credit class. Before that they have access to student self-service (aka PeopleSoft or PS).

International Students

The International and Immigrant Students Services Admissions Office is dedicated to serving International and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. 

The office provides admissions assistance, F-1 and M-1 immigration advising, college orientations, cultural adjustment counseling, informational workshops, and other co-curricular programming.

Find out more information about the services our office can provide to International and Immigrant Students.