Prospective Students

Students interested in becoming a Metropolitan College student who have never signed a Metropolitan College student agreement before.

Choose this checklist if...

  • You've never participated in MC before.
  • You're not participating in UPS’s School-to-Work program

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. Here's a two-page, printer-friendly version: MC Checklist in English or MC Checklist in Spanish.

Steps to Learn More About Metro College and UPS

Want to attend college and graduate debt free?

Let us know you are interested learning more about UPS employment.

If you are interested in learning more about UPS employment, or you need assistance navigating the UPS employment process to become a MC eligible employee, connect with a UPS recruiter at your preferred institution.


Steps to Complete To Be Eligible To Sign A MC Agreement

Review the MC eligibility requirements and create an education plan.

Attending JCTC or UofL? We cover both!

However, to utilize MC benefits at the University of Louisville (UofL), you must meet one of the following criteria: 

  1. Cumulative 3.0 high school GPA or greater (GED 530) and a 21 ACT/1060 SAT composite score or Superscore. 
  2. 60 transferable college credit hours or have earned an associate degree.
  3. Cumulative 3.3 high school GPA or greater (GED 562), no ACT/SAT test score required.

Students who do not meet one of the admission criteria listed above have several options to receive Metro College benefits at the University of Louisville:

  1. Participate in Metropolitan College at Jefferson Community and Technical College and participate in the University of Louisville Transfer Program, ULtra. Once you earn 60 transferable college credit hours or have earned an associate degree, you may receive MC benefits at the University of Louisville. Students are strongly encouraged to consider this option and to utilize the services of ULtra. ULtra counselors will advise students of JCTC courses that support their transfer to UofL.
  2. Utilize UPS Earn and Learn benefits (while working in a MC eligible work shift) during your first semester at UofL. If you obtain a 2.7 or higher UofL GPA during this first term in the Earn and Learn program, you can submit an MC petition for admission to the Metropolitan College program the following semester.
  3. Submit a MC petition requesting an exception to the MC UofL admission policy. An exception to the UofL MC admission policy will be considered when extenuating circumstances prevented adherence to the MC UofL admission criteria. When available, relevant documentation should be submitted with the petition. Submission of a MC petition does not guarantee approval.

Please contact MC with any questions about the MC UofL requirements.

Work at UPS Part-Time, in a 3rd Shift Position at Louisville’s Next Day Air Operation.

Apply at UPSJobsKY.com.

  1. Apply and Get Hired at UPS: JCTC – Text “Jefferson” to 47404 | UofL – Text “Cards” to 47404
  2. Go to UPSJobsKY.com and click on "Apply Now".
  3. Apply 30-45 days prior to desired start date.
  4. Finish the application.
  5. Schedule yourself a Processing Appointment

If you have questions about the UPS hiring process, please email:

Audra Butler - abutler@ups.com (Future or Current UofL Student)

Casandra Hernandez - casandrahernandez@ups.com (Future or Current JCTC Student)

Hire-by-Date

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 MC at askmetro@kctcs.edu to confirm a particular semester hire-by-date.

  • February 28 for Spring
  • July 1 for Summer
  • September 15 for Fall

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Complete the current academic year FAFSA by going to studentaid.gov. This application is free to complete. If you are asked to pay a fee, check the web address. Student and parent tax information will be needed if you are under 24 years of age, as well as the school code for the school you will be attending (JCTC 006961, UofL 001999).

While MC allows first-time students to provide the FAFSA confirmation page in order to access MC benefits for their first semester in the program, a completed and reviewed Financial Aid file with the school attending (UofL or JCTC) is REQUIRED for continuation of MC benefits. 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: You must be a U.S. citizen or federal student aid eligible non-citizen to participate in the Metropolitan College program.

Submit a New or Returning Student Application to JCTC or UofL.

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

Visit louisville.edu/admissions/apply for UofL semester application deadlines and/or required fee information.

To utilize MC benefits at the University of Louisville (UofL), you must meet one of the following criteria: 

  1. Cumulative 3.0 high school GPA or greater (GED 530) and a 21 ACT/1060 SAT composite score or Superscore.
  2. 60 transferable college credit hours or have earned an associate degree.
  3. Cumulative 3.3 high school GPA or greater (GED 562) no ACT/SAT test score required.

Students who do not meet one of the admission criteria listed above have several options to receive Metro College benefits at the University of Louisville:

  1. Participate in Metropolitan College at Jefferson Community and Technical College and participate in the University of Louisville Transfer Program, ULtra. Once you earn 60 transferable college credit hours or have earned an associate degree, you may receive MC benefits at the University of Louisville. Students are strongly encouraged to consider this option and to utilize the services of ULtra. ULtra counselors will advise students of JCTC courses that support their transfer to UofL.
  2. Utilize UPS Earn and Learn benefits (while working in a MC eligible work shift) during your first semester at UofL. If you obtain a 2.7 or higher UofL GPA during this first term in the Earn and Learn program, you can submit an MC petition for admission to the Metropolitan College program the following semester.
  3. Submit a MC petition requesting an exception to the MC UofL admission policy. An exception to the UofL MC admission policy will be considered when extenuating circumstances prevented adherence to the MC UofL admission criteria. When available, relevant documentation should be submitted with the petition. Submission of a MC petition does not guarantee approval.

Please contact MC with any questions about the MC UofL requirements.

Note: You may need to reapply for admission, submit HS and/or college transcripts, and resolve any institutional holds preventing registration to enroll in classes.

Get advised and register for classes.

  1. Visit your school's advising office to receive guidance on your class selection.
    1. Jefferson Community and Technical College Advising
    2. University of Louisville Advising
  2. New MC students should limit first semester enrollment to 10 credit hours or less.
  3. New MC students should advocate for late afternoon and/or evening classes that will compliment a night shift work schedule.
  4. If you have already registered, contact your academic advisor to adjust your schedule ASAP.
  5. Since you will be working year-round, plan on taking classes during the summer semester. Talk to your academic advisor about incorporating summer classes into your academic plan.
  6. Once you have demonstrated success working at nights and completing 10 credit hours, you may increase your course load to full-time.

Note: To make the adjustment to night shift and college work easier, students who sign their first MC agreement and adhere to part-time enrollment recommendations of enrolling in 10 credit hours or less as of your institution’s 100% drop/add date (i.e the date in which the institution allows students to drop classes with no financial responsibility), will be eligible for payment for courses and book reimbursement completed with a D grade during the first agreement semester only. Semester and milestone bonuses are excluded from this policy.

Understand your payment options based on your first date of employment.

When you register for classes, you are responsible for the tuition bill at JCTC or UofL. 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, parking fees, JCTC distance education fees, etc.

**Tuition costs not covered by Metropolitan College include, but are not limited to: undergraduate tuition charged at a rate higher than the in-state per credit hour rate, tuition that exceeds the full-time undergraduate in-state tuition rate, Winter Term courses at UofL and JCTC, etc.

Steps For Eligible UPS Employees To Sign a MC Agreement

Complete Employment Verification to confirm eligibility to receive MC benefits.

We need to verify that you are working at UPS, in the correct position, and get some basic information from you.

After you have your:

  1. GEMS ID,
  2. registered for classes at JCTC or UofL, AND
  3. filed your FAFSA at least 5 days prior

Please complete and submit the Online Employment Verification Form. UPS will verify your employment within 5 business days after submitting this form. Once you are verified, you will receive an email to complete the Student Transition Program (STP), which is an online MC orientation, consisting of modules that all new MC students will need to view, prior to signing your first MC agreement.

Know your UPS Employee ID number, Student ID number, and Student Email address to complete.

Complete the STP (online MC orientation modules)

New MC students ONLY, must complete the STP, which is a series of online modules that provide program information and campus resources.

  • Log in to My MC. (Access to the MyMC Page is granted after employment verification is complete)
  • Select “STP” under the CAPP Requirements section.
  • You will need to complete each online module and follow directions closely, to complete all requirements.

Sign your MC Student Agreement.

Upon completion of the STP you will be prompted to schedule an appointment to sign your first agreement with a Student Development Counselor under the "Office Appointments" box on your My MC page.

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 and via an MS Teams appointment. General information may be provided if an ID is not presented.

Office Locations and Hours

Enroll in the High5 Program.

  • While not required, all MC students are strongly encouraged to open a High5 savings or checking account with our partner Commonwealth Credit Union (CCU). MC students can deposit all or a portion of their weekly pay, as well as take advantage of special products available to MC students, to grow their wealth, and implement effective budgeting skills.
  • Logon to your My MC page to learn more about High5 and/or sign up to meet with a Wealth Ambassador.
  • If interested in joining the MC High 5 program, now, please apply online at ccuky.org/highfive

Throughout the Metro College Process

Contact Us!

Contact MC: M-TH 9AM - 5PM

Contact UPS Support Staff: M-F 9AM - 5PM

Sara Heun - UPS Support Staff and HR Specialist | saraheun@ups.com | 502- 416-3868