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Any individual who is a graduate of an accredited high school or who has earned the Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED or HiSET) is eligible for regular admission to Jefferson College. Students who do not meet the criteria for regular admission may attend classes at Jefferson College as provisional students for a limited period of time while they complete regular admission requirements. Admission to the College does not necessarily mean immediate entrance into a specific course or curriculum.

First-time students are required to complete ACCUPLACER Next-Generation placement tests or submit official ACT results prior to enrollment. This requirement may be waived depending on the final GPA/date of high school graduation or the test scores/date of HiSET/GED completion.

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) follows the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development's guidelines in establishing college readiness standards for students entering community colleges. Students who do not have an ACT Reading score, score below 18 on ACT Reading, or do not meet requirements for testing to be waived are required to take the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading placement test, which determines competency in reading. Test scores are valid for two years. Students not meeting readiness standards for admission into certain courses or programs may be enrolled in developmental courses to help them qualify.

View the High School Senior FAQ Survey (April 2, 2020)

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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