These are the steps you need to complete to become a Metropolitan College participant. If you have any questions, please contact us.
The Metropolitan College benefit applies only to part-time UPS employees who are actively working as Next Day Air part-time hub, ramp, and freight employees in the Louisville Air District (2265) and whose shifts start between 9:00 PM and 4:00 AM.
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Steps to Complete Right Now
Indicate Your Interest
Let us know you are interested in participating in the Metropolitan College program.
Complete the Interest Form to begin receiving important information regarding UPS employment, MC program requirements, benefits, important deadlines, and more. Parents and/or supporters of prospective MC students can also complete the form to keep up to date on important information.
Select Your School Based on MC Eligibility Requirements
Review the MC eligibility requirements and create an education plan.
If you have less than 60 transferable college credit hours or have not earned an associate degree, you must have at least a 21 composite ACT score and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or greater to participate in the University of Louisville (UofL) MC program. MC strictly adheres to these requirements. If you do not meet the MC UofL eligibility requirements, you can either attend Jefferson Community and Technical College to participate in the MC program or take advantage of UPS’ Earn and Learn program until you reach the 60 transferable hours or have obtained an associate degree.
Steps to Complete Before You Begin Employment at UPS
Get Hired at UPS in Louisville’s Next Day Air Operation
To become a MC participant, you must be hired by UPS for a part-time, 3rd shift job in the Next Day Air Operation. To apply:
- Visit upsjobs.com
- Select “Search by Radius”
- Enter “40213” as the zip code and “Package Handler” as the keyword
You must be actively employed at UPS by the established semester hire-by-dates listed below to receive MC program benefits. These dates are subject to change based on semester hiring needs. Contact a Student Development Counselor at one of our on-campus office locations, to confirm a particular semester hire-by-date.
- February 1 for Spring
- July 1 for Summer
- September 15 for Fall
Note: Apply 30-40 days prior to your desired start date. And, if “Package Handler” positions are not available for Louisville, KY, please check back periodically for updates. For any questions regarding the application process, call 502-359-1877.
File Your FAFSA
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the current year FAFSA by going to fafsa.gov. You will need your tax information (Note: If you are under 24 years of age you will also need your parents’ tax information) and your school code (school codes: JCTC 006961, UofL 001999). Learn more about the MC FAFSA requirement or complete the Interactive MC Financial Aid Worksheet to learn how financial aid affects your tuition benefits with Metropolitan College.
Note: This is the only free website to file the FAFSA and you must be a U.S. citizen or federal student aid eligible non-citizen to participate in the Metropolitan College program.
Apply to School
Apply and Be Admitted to One of the MC Partner Institutions
Jefferson Community and Technical College Application
You must have a high school diploma or GED to apply. ACT and Compass scores must meet individual program requirements.
Visit jefferson.kctcs.edu/Admissions for JCTC semester application deadlines and/or required fee information.
University of Louisville Application
If you have less than 60 transferable college credit hours or have not earned an Associate Degree, you must have at least a 21 composite ACT score and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or greater to participate in the UofL MC program.
Visit louisville.edu/admissions/apply for UofL semester application deadlines and/or required fee information.
All first-time freshmen are required to pay a non-refundable $100 Enrollment Deposit by May 1. For MC students, this deposit will be held in your account until the end of the agreement term and applied to fees and/or uncovered tuition costs
Get Advised and Register
Get Advised and Register
New MC Students should limit first semester enrollment to the following:
- JCTC students: 3 classes: FYE105 and 2 proficiency areas (i.e. math and English)
- UofL students: 9 credit hours or less + 1 credit hour orientation course
Make a Tuition and Fee Payment Plan
Understand Your Payment Options Based on Your First Date of Employment
It is important that you know the tuition deadline when you register for classes.
As a prospective MC student, your options for tuition payment are as follows:
If your first day of employment is BEFORE the tuition deadline and you have completed all checklist items you should sign a MC agreement and pay fees* and/or uncovered tuition costs** on or before the payment deadline.
If your first day of employment is AFTER the tuition deadline you must pay your tuition by your school’s tuition deadline and then sign your agreement by the MC Student Agreement semester deadlines (October 15 for fall, March 15 for spring, August 1 for summer) to be eligible for reimbursement. You typically have two payment options:
- Pay your tuition, fees, and uncovered tuition costs in full.
- Contact your institution to determine if you are eligible to enter into a payment plan.
*Fees not covered by Metropolitan College include, but are not limited to: housing, student recreation fee, meal plan, health fee, course fees, lab fees, Build Smart Fees, parking fees, etc.
**Tuition costs not covered by Metropolitan College include, but are not limited to: All or a part of UofL on-line course tuition, undergraduate tuition which is charged at a rate higher than the in-state per credit hour course fee, etc.
After You Begin Employment at UPS
Complete the Online Employment Verification Form
We need to verify that you’re working at UPS, in the correct position and get some basic information from you. Employment will be verified within 5 business days after submitting the on-line form. Once you are verified, you will receive an email to complete the Student Transition Program (STP).
Complete the STP
Complete the Student Transition Program (STP)
The STP is a series of online modules that provide you with program information and campus resources.
- Log in to My MC (you must have completed the employment verification process and received email confirmation to access the STP.)
- Select “STP” under the CAPP Requirements section
- You will need to complete each online module, being sure to print the TypeFocus Assessment Results report and the STP Completion Verification form to bring with you to sign your agreement.
Sign an MC Agreement
Sign Your MC Student Agreement
All of the previous checklist items must be completed before signing your student agreement at one of the MC offices on campus. You may visit any office location by 11am, Monday through Thursday.
A photo ID (i.e. student, UPS, or government issued) is required to discuss specific student account information, including financial aid, tuition balance, enrollment status, etc., in all Metro College offices. General information may be provided if an ID is not presented.