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The Credits

The Course

What subject will these credits count toward?

These credits will transfer as “elective credits”. All students are required to fulfill a certain number of elective credits by the time they graduate college.

Will all schools accept these credits?

Yeshiva University credits have been accepted to many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more , such as:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baruch College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Binghamton University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Arts
  • California State University
  • Collin College
  • Northridge (CSUN)
  • FIT
  • FIU
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Grand Valley University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw University
  • Lehigh University
  • LMU
  • Loyola University
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Community College
  • NYIT
  • NYU
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Queens College
  • Rhode Island School of Art and Design
  • Ringling College Of Art And Design
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall
  • St. John’s University
  • State College of Florida
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Touro College
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Wayne State University
  • William Patterson University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University

How are grades determined?

Grades will be determined as follows:
Attendance: 30%
Midterm: 35%
Final: 35%
A final grade of D is the minimum required to receive credit

Why is this good for my college resume?

Students who can articulate their interest in a specific major and how they want to explore it in college, have a significant advantage in the college admission process. This course covers many topics that are gateways to majors like science, philosophy, and medicine. One of our students was admitted into Stanford after writing about the relationship between science and faith in her application. Colleges love to see that students push themselves to explore the world around them, beyond what’s assigned in school. This course is a fantastic way to demonstrate that you’ve pursued outside interests. With so much on hold because of Covid, this is a great extra-curricular activity to put on your resume, showing colleges you didn’t stop when school-based activities stopp

How will this help prepare me for college?

Though there won’t be homework assigned, you will get a feel for a college-level lecture, the pace, and the expectations for discourse.

How will this course appear on my transcript?

The transcript will not show that you are in high school, it will have you listed as a non-matriculated student.

Will my grade in this course show up on my transcript?

The letter grade will appear on your transcript, but you are not required to share your transcript with the college.

The course

The Course

What is the course

The Spring course, Introduction to Jewish Law, is a Jewish Law overview presented by local instructors with an online review on the Yeshiva University Portal. See Course Overview below.

What is the course length?

75 minutes for 14 weeks.

What topics does the course cover?

  • What is the purpose of keeping mitzvot?
  • Do mitzvot come from G-d or rabbis?
  • Does Halacha have what to say about new, 21st century realities?
  • Why are there so many minutiae details to the mitzvot?
  • Is there one correct way to practice Judaism?
  • A brief history of halacha
  • If mitzvot are so detailed, where’s the spirituality and individuality?

Is there coursework?

There is no homework.

Addmission and Pricing

The Course


The cost is $999 for 2 credits. Scholarships are available.

Are there age requirements?

The program is for students in 10th through 12th grade.

What is the admission process?

Applicants must first fill out the application form. Those accepted will receive direct correspondence from Yeshiva University with instructions regarding how to apply to be a non-matriculated student of the university. Once completed you will receive your Yeshiva University ID# and information related to the online course.

What is the Cancellation policy?

Reimbursement will follow these terms: Before the course begins: 100% During the first week: 90% Before the end of the fourth week: 50% After the end of the fourth week: 0%

Are there any scholarships?

Tell us why you need a scholarship here. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.

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