School to Work Students

High School students who are currently working at UPS as a School To Work participant who are interested in transferring to MC once they graduate and enter college.

Choose this checklist if...

  • You’ve never participated in Metropolitan College before.
  • You’re a high school student participating in UPS’s School-to-Work program.

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 STW Quick-Reference Guide Checklist.

Steps to Complete Right Now

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Review the MC eligibility requirements and create an education plan.

Attending JCTC or UofL? We cover both!

JCTC Students: There are no additional program requirements to receive benefits at JCTC.

UofL Students: 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.  MC will consider ACT/SAT Superscore of 21/1060 or higher, if the minimum 21 ACT or 1060 SAT composite score is not met. The ACT Superscore is the average of the student's highest Math, Science Reasoning, Reading, and English section scores. The SAT Superscore is the sum of the student's highest Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores.
  2. 60 transferable college credit hours or have earned an associate degree.
  3. Cumulative 3.3 high school GPA, no ACT/SAT test score submitted to UofL. Click here for more information about Test Optional admission to UofL.

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 renecia.davis@kctcs.edu with any questions about the MC UofL requirements.

Steps to Complete BEFORE You Transfer to Nights

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the current academic year FAFSA by going to fafsa.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 Financial Aid file with the school attending 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.  MC will consider ACT/SAT Superscore of 21/1060 or higher, if the minimum 21 ACT or 1060 SAT composite score is not met. The ACT Superscore is the average of the student's highest Math, Science Reasoning, Reading, and English section scores. The SAT Superscore is the sum of the student's highest Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores.
  2. 60 transferable college credit hours or have earned an associate degree.
  3. Cumulative 3.3 high school GPA, no ACT/SAT test score submitted to UofL. Click here for more information about Test Optional admission to UofL.

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.

Apply Early for Optimal Placement at UofL MC Themed Housing Community

The UofL Metropolitan College Themed Community brings together students who work third shift at UPS as part of the Metropolitan College program. This residential community provides MC students the opportunity to engage with each other and with the campus community. Hall mates with a similar schedule allow for less interrupted sleep schedules and possible carpooling opportunities.

The UofL MC Themed Community fills quickly, so apply as soon as possible after January 19! Complete the housing application at https://louisville.edu/housing

Note: UofL MC Themed Community costs are not covered by MC benefits, and participants must meet MC UofL Admission requirements to participate.

If Attending UofL and Not Meeting MC Requirements You Can Submit a Petition

Submit a MC petition requesting an exception to the MC UofL admission policy after April 1. 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.

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.

Transfer to Nights

Transfer to Nights

Students interested in the Metropolitan College program will be transferred to nights after high school graduation beginning June 21 through July 19. These transfer dates will give students time to adjust to their new work schedule before fall semester classes begin.

Students should communicate with their management teams to coordinate transfer dates.

If you plan to transfer to nights after July 19, contact the MC office ASAP to discuss your options and learn next steps.

Steps to Complete AFTER You Transfer to Nights

Complete Employment Verification to Confirm Eligibility to Receive MC Benefits

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 5-7 business days after you have worked on nights. Once you are verified, you will receive an email to complete the Student Transition Program (STP).

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

Click here to complete the verification form.

Complete the Student Transition Program (STP)

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 and complete the 2-3 hour on-line orientation.
  • You will need to complete each online module, being sure to screenshot the TypeFocus Assessment Results report to provide to an MC Counselor for first student agreement.

Sign Your MC Student Agreement BEFORE School’s Tuition Deadline to Defer Tuition Payment

Upon completion of the STP you will be prompted to schedule an appointment to sign your first agreement with a Student Development Counselor.

You must sign your MC Student Agreement BEFORE your school's tuition payment deadline to defer payment.

Tuition Payment Deadlines:

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.

*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, etc.

Limited Appointment Availability

Fall 2021 - Sign MC Student Agreement by August 2, 2021 to ensure tuition payment is deferred on-time with school. Appointments will be extremely limited after Aug. 2. Contact MC office ASAP if unable to sign agreement by this date to discuss your options.

Throughout the School To Work Transfer Process

Contact Us!

Renecia Griffie Davis - MC Student Development Counselor | renecia.davis@kctcs.edu

Sara Heun - UPS Support Staff & HR Specialist | saraheun@ups.com | 502-416-3868 | M-F 9AM - 5PM