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JCTC Orientation Information

by Rice,Troy Lamont last modified Mar 06, 2013 02:01 PM


First Time Students

1. Apply to Jefferson Community & Technical College:

  • Applications can be completed by one of the following methods:
    • ONLINE
      • Come to any JCTC Campus:
        • Downtown Campus
          • 200 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
          • Jefferson Educational Center (JEC),
          • (Second and Broadway across from the McDonalds)
        • Southwest campus
          • 1000 Community College Drive, Louisville, KY 40272 Administration Building
      • - A Printable Application and its instructions are available in PDF format.

    • Mail Application to:
        • JCTC Admissions,
          109 E Broadway,
          Louisville, KY 40202
    • Students may apply at the Shelby County Campus.

    • Submit Transcripts
      • All first-time college students must turn in an official, FINAL high school transcript or GED score report to the JCTC Admissions Office after graduation.
      • These can be mailed to:
          • JCTC Admissions,
            109 E Broadway,
            Louisville, KY 40202


  • 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 it.


  • New students are required* to take our free placement test (COMPASS test) in English, reading, and math.
    • *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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

4. 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.
  • At SOAR, you will participate in a new student orientation, meet with an advisor, and register for classes.
  • If you have taken the ACT/SAT, bring your scores with you.
  • Remember, you must take the placement test PRIOR to attending SOAR.

5. Sign up with the Ultra Program:

The University of Louisville Transfer Program-Ultra will have a representative available at all the JCTC Downtown Campus SOAR programs to enroll prospective ultra students.  If you need additional information please contact the Ultra office at 213-4538.   The Ultra office is located on the downtown campus of the Jefferson Community & Technical College.



  • 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.




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