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As an accredited institution of Higher Education, Hebrew Theological College is required by various federal and state laws to notify students annually regarding certain policies. This email constitutes such notification. Please feel free to address any questions regarding these policies to the Financial Aid Office or the appropriate Dean on your campus.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. The Act provides students the right to inspect and review his/her education records, to seek to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records.  

This information can be found in the HTC Academic Catalog in the section on Academic Standards and Policies, which is also available online by clicking here.  We encourage you to review that information.

Annual Security Report
In compliance with Federal regulations, HTC’s Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics report is available online by clicking here.

Student Drug and Alcohol Policy
Hebrew Theological College prohibits the illegal and irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs in accordance with Halachic authorities as well as applicable federal, state and local laws. Hebrew Theological College will enforce applicable laws concerning the possession or purchase of alcohol or illegal drugs as well as its own policies concerning the possession or abuse of alcohol or drugs.

This information can be found in the HTC Student Handbook, which is also available online by clicking here.  We encourage you to review that information.

Policy on Sexual Harassment
All institutions of higher education in Illinois are required by state law to inform their student bodies of the illegality of sexual harassment. In order to comply with this requirement, HTC notifies its students and displays information regarding their rights in common areas such as residence halls, administration buildings and libraries. For more information please see the Illinois Department of Human Rights website by clicking here.

Title IX Policy

For policies concerning sex discrimination, harassment and complaint procedure click here

Fire Safety Report

In compliance with Federal regulations, HTC’s Fire Safety report is available online by clicking here.

GroupofTIStudentsThe Israel Experience Program (IEP) offered by Hebrew Theological College enables a student to spend a year of intensive study in an Israeli seminary while earning college credit. Most students find the year in Israel a challenging and enriching experience that serves as a guide in developing a lifestyle consonant with Torah values.

Through agreements with selected Israeli institutions representing a wide range of seminaries, Hebrew Theological College can assist in some of the details involved in planning a year-long stay. And by providing academic advising and counseling to students before and after their year in Israel, the College can help students ensure that they receive maximum benefit in Torah achievement as well as attain additional educational goals both in Israel and upon their return.

The following seminaries are participants of IEP*:

  • Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim
  • Ba’er Miriam/Mayanot
  • Bais Yaakov Yerushalayim (BJJ)
  • Beth Chana Seminary-Tsfat
  • Bnos Chava
  • Bnos Sarah
  • Bnot Torah Institute
  • Chemdas Bais Yaakov
  • Darchei Binah
  • Hadar Bais Yaakov
  • Lahav Bais Yaakov
  • Levavi Bais Yaakov
  • Machon Bnos Yehuda (BYA)
  • Machon Maayan
  • Machon Raaya
  • Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim


  • Me’or Bais Yaakov
  • Mesores Rochel
  • Michlalah
  • Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim
  • Midreshet Harova
  • Midreshet Moriah
  • Midreshet Tehillah
  • Midreshet Toras Chessed
  • Nachlas Bais Yaakov
  • Seminar Yerushalayim Hachadash
  • Seminary Chaya Mushka
  • Sha’alvim for Women
  • Tiferet Center (Bet Shemesh)
  • Tomer Devorah

List subject to change*

All application materials must be submitted in one envelope. No incomplete application packages will be considered for admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all items have been received by HTC before the deadline.

  • Please submit application to Blitstein Institute of Hebrew Theological College, 2606 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL 60645

1. Application.  Complete the application, and attach additional sheets if you require more room to answer any of the questions or wish to include additional information about yourself.


2. Fee.  A check or money order (no cash) for the non-refundable application fee of $100 must accompany your completed application form.


3. Official Transcripts.  Include official signed and dated transcripts in sealed envelope(s) from each high school and post-high school yeshivos/seminaries, colleges and/or universities you attended.


4. Letters of Recommendation.  Two completed official Hebrew Theological College Admissions Recommendation Forms are required from rabbis and/or teachers who know you well and can comment on your aptitude for study at Hebrew Theological College.  


5. Standardized Examination.  All students must submit SAT or ACT scores. The Hebrew Theological College school code is 0817 for SAT and 1045 for ACT.


6. Interview.  All candidates for admission are required to be interviewed by a representative of the Admissions Committee. The Office of Admissions usually arranges the interview after the candidate's application and supporting documents have been received.


7. Medical Form.  All students must submit a completed medical form no later than August 1st. For mid-year admissions medical forms must be submitted by January 1st. Note: There is no mid-year admission for IEP.  Download Medical Form

Click here to download application and forms

Special Notes


8. Campus visit.  Applicants are invited to visit the College at any time during the year. Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange a tour. Arrangements can also be made for meetings with current or former students.


9. Financial Aid.  Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must complete a separate Application for Financial Assistance available from HTC website or can be found at  Click here for more information


10. Foreign Students.  All applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States must contact the Office of Admissions to discuss visa and related issues. Foreign students, or those for whom English is not their native tongue, may be required to submit scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).


No application will be considered by the Hebrew Theological College Admissions Committee prior to the receipt of each of the items listed above.


For more information please contact Blitstein Institute at (773) 973-0241. 

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