More Information About Touro College Israel
Touro College Israel (TCI), a branch of Touro College New York, is a student-oriented institution comitted to providing the English-speaking population with the opportunity to attain undergraduate college credit while in Israel.
These credits are fully recognized and can be applied toward future studies both at Touro College and at other academic institutions throughout the world.
TCI is dedicated to helping all students reach their educational and personal goals. Touro provides an important educational opportunity for students in search of a quality college-level program taught in English in Israel.
As a Jewish institution, TCI has made special efforts to create a learning environment in which observant Jews can achieve their goal of attaining a higher education in a suitable environment which is sensitive to their needs. Classes are separate: women's classes are held during the daytime; men's generally are in the evening hours or Friday morning. The Dean of the Program, Dr. Avi Kay, and the Director of Administration, Ms. Marcia Klein, will be pleased to answer any questions concerning the program.
The TCI student body is comprised of a diverse group of English speakers who have moved either temporarily or permanently to Israel. Some students have completed college courses elsewhere, but arrived in Israel before having completed their degree. Others begin their college-level studies while at TCI. TCI students live off-campus and commute.
TCI employs a highly qualified faculty whose members are trained and experienced instructors. The small class size allows students a personalized academic experience.
TCI follows the Touro College New York program. Each course meets for three academic hours a week. Classes in the Fall and Spring semesters meet once each week for 14 weeks.
Courses typically offered at TCI include: general "core courses" such as English Composition, Economics, Survey of Modern History, Survey of Modern Literature, Fundamentals of Speech, courses in Psychology, Education, Computers, basic courses in Mathematics, and a variety of courses in the allied business fields. These courses can typically be used toward the fulfillment of core course requirements at other institutions as well.
Many courses require prerequisites. It is the student's responsibility to verify such information prior to registering for a course.
The classroom experience is an important part of the educational experience being offered at TCI, and, as such, regular attendance is mandatory. Attendance is taken into consideration when assigning grades.
All but a few courses at TCI consist of 3 credits.
Students who wish to earn a bachelor's degree need to complete a minimum of 120 undergraduate course credits.
In certain cases, credits are transferable to or from other accredited institutions. Studies at certain Yeshivot and seminaries are accepted toward fulfillment of non-major credits.
To receive transfer credits for work completed at another institution, students must arrange to have official transcripts submitted to the Registrar's office in New York.
A student may be accepted as: (1)Student in good standing (2)Visiting student (3)Student admitted under probation
Students in good standing may register for up to 18 credits per semester in the Fall and Spring. Only under exceptional circumstances will students be permitted to register for 21 credits. Students may register for a maximum of 9 credits in the Summer session.
A visiting student is admitted on a non-matriculated basis and may register for up to 9 credits per semester. Visiting students are permitted non-matriculated status for a maximum of 2 semesters.
Students who have been admitted on probation are restricted to a maximum load of 12 credits per semester. A probationary student may register for courses for one semester even though the student has not yet been officially accepted by the college's admissions office. In the event that the student is not accepted, he or she will receive a transcript indicating the academic work done at the institution.
Students may add or drop classes until the end of the second week of class during the Fall and Spring semesters and until the end of the first week of classes during the summer semester.
Passing grades are "A" through "D-". Tentative grades ("T") are given at the discretion of the instructor when a student has not completed a required assignment or examination. Tentative grades become final on the last day of the sixth week of the following semester.
Students in good standing may elect to take one class a semester as "pass/fail". The student must inform the instructor at the first class. Please note that students who are on probationary status may not take a pass/fail course. Required courses and courses within one's major cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Textbooks are generally available for purchase from the TCI program.
Students who register for classes assume a responsibility for timely tuition payments for that semester. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the semester. Students who withdraw from all classes before the start of the semester, by filling out the appropriate froms, are entitled to a full tuition refund.
Students who withdraw from all or some of their classes after the start of the semester will incur a partial or full tuition liability, depending on the date of the withdrawal. There will be no grade reports, transcripts, or diplomas issued to students who have delinquent tuition balances.
Please note that tuition is payable by cash, check, or credit card.