Guidelines for Certificate Programs

Admissions decisions are based on a careful review of a candidate's completed application, credentials, supporting documents and appropriateness for the certificate program.

Applicants for some graduate certificate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a competitive GPA. The following certificate programs do not require a bachelor's degree:

  • Early Childhood Jewish Education
  • Jewish Music Education
  • Jewish Sacred Music
  • Jewish Special Education

Hebrew College admits qualified students without regard to age, sex, religion, disability, race, color or national origin.

Interview

The interview is an essential and required part of the application process for all Hebrew College certificate programs. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to learn more about the college and program for which you are applying. Though on-campus interviews are preferred, a phone or Skype interview may be arranged. To schedule an interview, please contact:

Office of Admissions
617-559-8610
admissions@hebrewcollege.edu.  

Application Requirements

Certificate in Cantillation (School of Jewish Music)

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Vocal audition (on campus or via Internet)

Certificate in Jewish Music Education (School of Jewish Music)

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Vocal audition (on campus or via Internet)

Certificate in Jewish Sacred Music (School of Jewish Music)

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Vocal audition (on campus or via Internet)

Certificate in Early Childhood Jewish Education (Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education)

  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview

Certificate in Jewish Experiential Education (Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education)

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview

Certificate in Jewish Special Education (Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education)

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Application and fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview

Policy on Transfer Credit

Hebrew College accepts transfer credit from accredited educational institutions in the United States and from academically recognized schools and colleges abroad. Applicants wishing to transfer credit from foreign colleges or universities must have their transcripts professionally translated from a foreign language and/or have them evaluated by an agency specializing in translating foreign credits into the American semester-hour system.

Applicants are responsible for the cost of these services. For a list of acceptable organizations which can translate transcripts, contact the registrar’s office. In all cases, an official, sealed transcript from the registrar’s office is required. All transcripts are reviewed by the Office of Admissions, Office of the Provost’s and the Office of the Registrar.

Courses which are deemed relevant to the student’s program may be transferred upon approval. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer of undergraduate credit; a grade of B or higher is required for transfer of graduate credit. The total number of credits permitted to be transferred for an individual student varies by program.

No college, including Hebrew College, is required to accept for transfer any credits presented on other college’s transcripts. Each institution has the right and responsibility to judge and decide which credits and how many credits will or will not be accepted. Additionally, no college, including Hebrew College, can guarantee that any or all credits shown on its transcript will be accepted by another institution.