Transfer Credits

Transfer credits may be awarded for parallel courses of study at comparable institutions.  The student’s placement as well as the awarding of credits is determined based on an academic transcript and a personal interview with the director of admissions.  Decisions regarding transfer credits are subject to the same appeals process described above.

Transfer credits may be granted, at the discretion of the director of admissions, for courses completed at comparable postsecondary institutions, subject to the following conditions:

  • The credits transferred must be based on coursework similar in content, style and academic rigor to the one offered at Yeshiva Tiferes Shmuel D’Aleksander.
  • The student must have earned a grade that would have enabled him to pass a similar course at Yeshiva Tiferes Shmuel D’Aleksander.
  • Transfer credits accepted are counted toward the number of attempted credits and the number of credits earned by the student.

Credits by Examination

Every student is admitted into a level according to his actual achievement on previous learning, if a students who at the evaluation interview have shown proficiency on Talmud to be admitted into a certain level, but does not have the amount of credits to transfer, (for instance, he was at previously at an unaccredited college), will be given credits that resulted from his evaluation, the credits will appear on the students transcript as “credits by examination”.

A student admitted into level 2 will always need to have completed 36 credits. Through transfer credits or via examination or the combination of both.

Students admitted into level 3 will always need to have completed 72 credits.

Students admitted into level 4 will always need to be at 108 credits, and students admitted into level 5, will need 132 credits.