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Getting Started - New Students

New Students Getting Started at Jefferson College

Follow these steps to become a Viking!

  1. Submit a FREE online application.
    • If you plan to take college courses while you are still in high school, please visit the Early College page.
    • If you are an international student and interested in applying for admission, please visit the International Students page. 
  2. To be considered for any type of financial aid or scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at
    • The Jefferson College school code is 002468.
    • For questions about financial aid, call 636-481-3212 or email 
  3. Send an official high school transcript or GED/HiSET certificate and any college transcripts to the Office of Admissions at Jefferson College, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050 or send to 
    • Please request official transcripts from each institution be sent to the Office of Admissions. Be sure to include transcripts from institutions you may have earned high school dual credit. For high school AP or CLEP credit, please request official tests scores be sent from The College Board. 
  4. Complete the Placement Tests at the Jefferson College Testing Center or submit official ACT results for the purpose of course placement. If accommodations for a disability are needed, please contact Accessibility Resource Office at 636-481-3158 prior to taking the placement test. TTY users dial 711.
    • Hillsboro Testing Center: 636-481-3147 / Arnold Testing Center: 636-481-3592
  5. Meet with an Advising Specialist to register for classes.
    • Please schedule an appointment using the Advisor Scheduling app. Once you are logged into your MyJeffco account and have the necessary transcripts and/or test scores on file with the Office of Admissions, you can schedule an appointment with an advisor by clicking on the Student tab and then on "Advisor Scheduling." 
    • For questions, call 636-481-3209 or email

If you have already begun the process of applying, take the simple quiz below to see what your next steps are:

For help getting started at Jefferson College, please contact the Office of Admissions at 636-481-3235 or email

Explore the links below for more information:

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Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.

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