Application Instructions

1. Complete application online at  (You will be directed to our HTC/Touro Online Application System)

Create an account online to start your application. You can save your application and continue at any time. 

2.  HTC Supplemental Requirements: 

This section will appear after you choose “Hebrew Theological College” and save your “Academic Plan” section.

a. Personal Statement - The Personal Statement consists of two personal essays, each between 250-600 words in length. Please respond to both prompts below and submit your statement in Microsoft Word or PDF format using the Upload Document button:

Prompt A: Discuss the factors leading you to apply to Hebrew Theological College, your academic interests, and future plans.

Prompt B: Write about one of the following topics:

   1. Describe the individual who had the most transformative impact on your life; explain that impact.

   2. Describe your greatest achievement or challenge and its impact on your life.

   3. Describe and explain a place or an environment where you feel especially comfortable.

b. Submit a copy of government issued ID or birth certificate using the Upload Document button.

c. Submit a copy of acceptance letter to Israeli Yeshiva or Seminary (IEP Program Participants only) using the Upload Document button.

d. High School Transcripts- HTC requires transcripts from each school attended. 

If you are presently in high school, please upload an unofficial copy of your transcript in the Secondary/HS Academic Record section of this application

If you have already graduated high school, submit official signed and sealed transcripts to:

Hebrew Theological College 

Attn: Registrar  

7135 N. Carpenter Rd. 

Skokie, IL 60077

e. Standardized Examination: All students must submit SAT or ACT scores. The Hebrew Theological College school code is 0817 for SAT and 1045 for ACT.  For SAT test administrations prior to March, 2015: minimum combined score of 1350, no score below 450. For SAT test administrations in March, 2015, and later: minimum combined score of 900, neither score below 450. ACT: minimum composite score of 19.  Students whose SAT/ACT scores do not meet HTC minimum admission requirements, but show academic promise may be admitted on a provisional basis. 

3. Two recommendation forms submitted online. Please input the names and contact information for each person who will be providing a recommendation. Please refer to “Recommendation” section for detailed instructions.  If the recommendation form cannot be submitted online, please use the paper form found here.  

4. $100 (non-refundable) application fee paid online before you submit the application


For more information please contact Rabbi Joshua Zisook, Director of Admissions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or at (847) 982-2500 ext. 1113



  • Phone: (847) 982-2500
  • Fax: (847) 674-6381
  • 7135 N. Carpenter Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077


Hebrew Theological College is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education