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What is the course

The Fall course is a Jewish philosophy overview presented by local instructors with an online review on the Yeshiva University Portal.

What is the course length?

1 hour for 14 weeks.


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 category subjects are these credits counted towards?

These would count as “elective credits” in another college. All students have to fulfill a quota of elective credits in order to graduate.

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
  • Binghamton University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Arts
  • California State University
  • Collin College
  • Northridge (CSUN)
  • FIT
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Grand Valley University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw University
  • Lehigh University
  • Loyola University
  • 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
  • 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
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Central Florida
  • 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
  • Yale University

What topics does the course cover?

  • How do we know G-d Exists?
  • The Meaning in Suffering
  • Hashgacha Protis
  • Free Will
  • What does it mean to be the chosen people?
  • What is Torah? (Written and Oral Law)
  • Torah and Science
  • Happiness
  • Relationships
  • The power of speech
  • Popular culture - Music and sports
  • What happens when we die — the Jewish view on the afterlife
  • Moshiach

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

Is there coursework?

There is no homework.

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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