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Requirements for Admitted Students - Jefferson College of Population Health

Congratulations on your offer of admission!

Please review the requirements and information listed below before you start your classes. It is very important to complete these requirements by the specified deadline.  Failure to do so can result in cancellation of your course registration. If you have any questions about completing these requirements, please contact Jefferson College of Population Health at 215-503-5305.

Please use the following information as a checklist to keep track of your requirements as you complete them. We’ve arranged the following tasks by when they require completion in order to ensure you get everything completed on time.

Obtain Campus Key & Email

Due Date:  Immediately

Log onto to obtain your Campus Key and Jefferson email address.  

  • Click on the “Campus Key Lookup” under “Links” on the left side of the Blackboard homepage.
    • Blackboard Learn is the official University web portal. It provides access to JeffMail (your email account), Banner (student records, course registration, grades), Courses, and Scott Library
    • The Campus Key is your personal identifier that allows access to information resources on campus.
    • When corresponding with Jefferson, it is University policy that you use your Jefferson email account at all times. You can forward your Jefferson email to any email account that you wish. Select Options and then Forward Your Email.

For assistance, call our Help Desk at 215-955-7975.

Confirm Your Enrollment

Due Date:  Listed on acceptance letter

To confirm your enrollment please follow the steps outlined below.

You will receive 2 emails from within 24 hours of your acceptance.  The first will contain your Banner ID and log-in instructions.  The second will be your PIN. 

  • Select the link:  Confirm Your Enrollment and follow the instructions
  • Part of confirming your enrollment is ensuring the University has the necessary information for you to receive Financial Aid, complete the pre-matriculation process and receive your campus key which is needed to access campus technology.  If you are missing this information, please click on the “Submit Your Missing Information” link and follow the instructions.
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 215-503-8890.

Update Your Contact Information

Due Date:  Prior to course registration 

  • It’s important all students review and update their HOME and LOCAL ADDRESSES, as well as EMERGENCY CONTACT information on a regular basis.
  • To do so, log on to Banner Web and click on the Personal Information link.

For assistance, contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement at or 215- 503-8189.

Submit Medical Records to Occupational Health Network (OHN)

Due Date:  4 weeks before classes start

Begin as soon as possible because it may take up to eight weeks to complete this process!

If you do not comply you will not have access to Blackboard/Banner on the first day of class.

  • Review the forms immediately to understand the requirements and before reviewing them with your doctor.
  • Complete all forms at least 30 days prior to the first day of class. You will incur financial penalties and be denied access to your classes if you medical record information is not received in time.

NOTE: If you are a current Jefferson employee, you must still contact Occupational Health Network (OHN) and update your records.

Complete the Health Insurance Requirement

Due Date:  Noon on the business day prior to the first day of class

Please visit to complete your requirement.

All matriculated student must maintain health insurance (dental insurance is optional).  Click here for information about health and dental insurance.  Health insurance FAQs are available here.  Dental insurance FAQs are available here.

For assistance contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement at or 215-503-8189.

Complete Federally Mandated HIPAA & Safety Training

Due Date:  Noon on he business day prior to the first day of class

  • You will not be able to register or participate in your class(es) until this training is completed.
  • Training is available online in June for students starting classes in the fall term and in December for students starting in the spring term.
  • You must successfully complete both the presentation and the quiz with a score of 80 or higher to satisfy the requirement.
  • To complete the training, follow the directions at
  • The Office of Student Life will review your scores and notify us when you have satisfactorily completed the training requirements.
  • View HIPAA/Safety FAQ's here.

For assistance email or call (215) 503-8189 to speak to a staff member.

Complete Required Blackboard Learn Foundations Training

Due Date:  Prior to first day of class

  • You will not be able to start your online program unless you complete both of these trainings.
  •  Blackboard Learn Foundations Training is a self-paced introduction to Blackboard Learn, the JSPH online course management system. It utilizes learning modules, a “knowledge check,” and takes 2-4 hours to complete.
    •  Log on to Blackboard Learn and click the Community tab.
    •  Select JSPH Student Community
    •  Click Training in left-hand menu
    •  Review the Foundations Training—Blackboard Learn materials
    • Go to Certification Test (Knowledge Checks/Practice Exercises folder)
    • Complete the Knowledge Check with score of 90% or higher
    •  Online students do not need to complete the Practice Exercise  

For assistance, please contact Jennifer Ravelli at
or 215-955-8069.

Register for Classes Online

Due Date:  Check with advisor and academic calendar for online registration deadlines

  • You will not be able to register for classes until you have completed HIPAA training and consulted your advisor. Your advisor will contact you with registration information once you have deposited and started these steps.
  • To register:
    • Once in Blackboard Learn, go to the Banner tab and click Student
    • Click Registration and Select Term
    • Use the dropdown menu to indicate the term of your registration and click on Add or Drop Classes
    •  At the bottom of this screen you will see several empty boxes to enter the 5 digit CRN (Course Reference Number) and register for those classes.
    • You can click the Class Search button or confirm with your advisor regarding the appropriate CRN.
    •  Enter the numbers and click Submit Changes to register.

For assistance, Public Health Students should contact Katherine Puskarz at or 215-955-4755.  PhD students should contact Jennifer Ravelli at or 215-955-8069.

Pay Tuition & Fees

Due Date:  Prior to the first class meeting

  • Once you register, you can pay your bill online by logging into Blackboard Learn and selecting the Banner tab
  • Click Student
  • Click Student Records
  • Click on Account Summary by Term
  • Scroll to the bottom and Select Payment

For assistance, contact Tuition and Cashier’s Office at or 215-503-7669.

Attend Orientation

Due Date:  At least one week prior to orientation

Confirm Attendance at New Student Orientation at

  • Attendance is required. Please acknowledge your attendance via the Outlook Calendar invite that you receive. Check your acknowledgement letter for the date, time and location of the Orientation.

University Offices


For questions about completing these requirements, call the JSPH Admissions Coordinator at 215-503-5305.

Financial Aid

Information is available at or 215-955-2867.


Information is available at or 215-955-8913.

Special Learning Accommodations

Contact Jennifer Ravelli, JSPH Director of Academic and Student Services, at 215-955-8069 or as soon as possible, but before the first day of class.

International Students

Contact Mariangel Martinez Cardona, International Student and Scholar Advisor, at or at 215-503-4023.