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Follow these steps to become a Viking!

  1. Submit a FREE online application.

  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 002468.

  3. Send an official high school transcript, high school diploma, 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.
    • Hillsboro: 636-481-3147 / Arnold: 636-481-3592

  5. Complete the MyMajors assessment.
    • At Jefferson College, we encourage you to explore your major and career options. The Jefferson College MyMajors assessment is one of many ways we help you to do this. This program is available to all prospective and current Jefferson College students. MyMajors considers your academic achievements, interests, and personality to recommend top majors that you might be interested in pursuing while in college.

  6. 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 Admissions Office, 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

We are currently scheduling appointments and enrolling in the Summer 2021 semester.

Fall 2021 enrollment will begin on March 22nd.

For help getting started at Jefferson College, please contact the Admissions Staff at 636-481-3209 or email

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